Colorado cannabis compliance testing

SC Labs’ Colorado laboratory, formerly Agricor Labs, is an ISO 17025 accredited facility that specializes in accurate cannabis testing in a MED licensed facility.

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Since 2016, our Colorado facility has provided valuable data insights. With pharma-level quality practices, we enable you to make confident business decisions.

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Compliance Testing

Cannabis and cannabis products, regulated by the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED), require third-party laboratory testing to ensure safety and potency compliance. Sampling procedures are regulated by the CDPHE. Be sure to check both of their websites for the latest regulations.

Product TypePotencyPesticidesMycotoxinsResidual SolventsElemental ImpuritiesMicrobiological ContaminantsHomogeneityWater Activity
Flower/Shake/Trim
Pre-Rolls
Physical Separation-based Concentrates
Solvent-based Concentrates*
Heat/Pressure-based Concentrates
Food-based Concentrates
Marijuana Product
Audited Products**
Pressurized Metered Dose Inhalers

If made with solvent-based concentrate

Vaporizer Delivery Devices

If made with solvent-based concentrate

Industrial Hemp Products

* Mycotoxins are required on solvent-based concentrates made from flower or trim that failed microbial testing; concentrates made from wet whole plants that were not tested for microbials; or flower, shake or trim that has undergone decontamination.

** Audited products require Total Aerobic Plate Count, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Bile tolerant gram-negative bacteria, and Candida albicans.

What is a test batch?

A test batch is a group of samples that are derived from a single harvest batch, production batch, or Inventory Tracking System package, and that are collectively submitted for testing purposes.

Cannabis Flower Batch Sizes

The weight of your harvest batch will determine the number of sample increments and the size of your test package. A harvest batch includes regulated cannabis flower, shake, kief, and trim.

Harvest Batch Size (lbs)Harvest Batch Size (g)Number of Sample Increments (0.5 g each)Min Sample Size (g)
0.000 - 0.9990.0 - 453.552.5 g*
1.00 - 9.999453.6 - 4535.984.0 g*
10.000 - 19.9994536.0 - 9071.8157.5 g
20.000 - 39.9999071.9 - 18143.62211.0 g
40.000 - 99.99918143.7 - 45359.23316.5 g
100.000 - 199.99945359.3 - 90718.44321.5 g
200.000 - 499.99990718.5 - 226796.15326.5 g
500 or more226796.2 or more8040.0 g

* Microbial testing requires at least 6 grams, in its own container.

We require at least 17 grams of plant material to perform all necessary tests.

Cannabis Concentrate Batch Sizes

The weight of your Production Batch will determine the number of Sample Increments and the size of your Test Package. A concentrate batch includes solvent-based, heat/pressure-based, and water-based concentrates.

Production Batch Size (lbs)Production Batch Size (g)Sample Increment Size (0.25 g each)Min Sample Size
0.000 - 0.9990.0 - 453.551.25 g*
1.00 - 1.999453.6 - 907.182.00 g*
2.00 - 4.999907.2 - 2267.9153.75 g*
5.000 - 14.9992268.0 - 6803.8225.50 g*
15.000 - 49.9996803.9 - 22679.6338.25 g
50.000 - 99.99922679.7 - 45359.24310.75 g
100.000 - 249.99945359.3 - 113398.05313.25 g
250 or more113398.1 or more8020.0 g

*Our Colorado microbial contamination tests require a minimum 6g sample in its own container.

EXAMPLE: if a Production Batch of 4,000 Vaporizer Delivery Devices is manufactured, with each Vaporizer Delivery Device containing 500 milligrams of Marijuana Concentrate, the Production Batch would contain 2,000 grams of Marijuana Concentrate, which would require the collection of at least 15 Sample Increments per Test Batch. But in this case, the manufacturer would have to collect 16 Sample Increments for testing (8 vaporizer Delivery Devices in final form).

Cannabis Product Batch Sizes

Sample Increments = 1 Serving

Number of Servings within Production BatchSample Increments to be CollectedTest Batch - 5-Serving Unit*Test Batch - 10-Serving Unit*Test Batch - 20-Serving Unit*Test Batch - 100-Serving Unit*
0 - 9952222
100 - 99982222
1,000 - 4,999153222
5,000 - 9,999225322
10,000 - 49,999337422
50,000 - 99,999439533
100,000 - 249,9995311633
250,000 or more8016844

*Other serving amounts per unit are acceptable. These are provided as examples.

EXAMPLE:
If a Production Batch of 4,000 chocolate bars is manufactured, with each bar containing 100 mg THC and 10 servings per bar, the Production Batch would contain 40,000 Sample Increments which would require the collection of at least 33 Sample Increments per Test Batch. But in this case, the manufacturer would have to collect 40 Sample Increments for testing (4 complete chocolate bars in final form).

  • Lab minimum sample is 10 grams of viscous extracts, 16 grams of infused product, and 18 grams for vape cartridges.
  • Sampling is conducted on products in final retail form.

Vaporizer Delivery Device Batch Sizes

The size of your production batch will determine the number of Vaporizer Delivery Devices that you will need to submit for testing.

Production Batch Size (g)Sample Increments (0.25g)Test Batch Size (g)250 mg (units)500 mg (units)1000 mg (units)
≤ 453.551.25532
453.6 - 907.182.00842
907.2 - 2267.9153.751584
2268 - 6803.8225.5022116
6803.9 - 22679.6338.2533179
22679.7 - 45359.24310.75432211
45359.3 - 113398.05313.25532714
≥ 113398.18020.00804020

EXAMPLE:
If a Production Batch of 4,000 Vaporizer Delivery Devices is manufactured, with each Vaporizer Delivery Device containing 500 milligrams of Cannabis Concentrate, the Production Batch would contain 2,000 grams of Cannabis Concentrate, which would require the collection of at least 15 Sample Increments per Test Batch. But in this case, the manufacturer would have to collect 16 Sample Increments for testing (8 vaporizer Delivery Devices in final form).

Cannabis Pre-Roll Batch Sizes

The weight of your harvest batch will determine the number of Pre-Roll Sample Increments and the size of your Test Package.

Minimum Number of Sample Increments Required to be Collected per Test BatchNumber of Pre-Rolls within the Production BatchPre-roll ≤0.39gPre-roll 0.40-0.50gPre-roll 0.51-0.75gPre-roll 0.76-1.00gPre-roll 1.01-2.00gPre-roll 2.01-3.00gPre-roll 3.01+
50 - 995432222
8100 - 9998543222
151000 - 4999151085422
225000 - 99992214118632
3310,000 - 49,99933211711953
4350,000 - 99,999432722151164
53100,000 - 249,999533426181475
80≥ 250,0008050402720107

*Our Colorado microbial contamination tests require a minimum 3g sample in its own container.

Sample pickup

Samples must be collected from the licensee’s premises by a Designated Test Batch Collector or licensed lab sampler.

We offer fast sample pick-up all across Colorado, with regular service in the Denver metro, front range, Pueblo, and I-70 corridor. Please contact us for pick-ups outside this area. We’re happy to arrange it!

Dropping off samples?

1001 Galapago Street
Denver, CO 80223

P: (866) 435-0709

M-F: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Couriers are available 5 days a week
Couriers are available Tuesdays and Thursdays. Other days upon request.

In-House METRC Support

METRC (Marijuana Enforcement Tracking Reporting Compliance) is a web-based, state-mandated software platform. It’s utilized by several states in which we have labs, so we’re not only knowledgeable about the system, but also have direct access if we need to escalate an issue. Have questions about your lab results in METRC? Please contact us, we’re happy to help!