We use cutting-edge technology and methodologies to help you develop high-quality products and meet emerging regulations
Cannabis Testing Services
Sinceritas provides a full array of accurate and prompt cannabis testing services. Whether you manufacture or test cannabis, we use cutting-edge technology and methodologies to help you develop high-quality products and meet emerging regulations.
We offer cannabis testing for potency, impurities, homogeneity, microbial contamination, mycotoxins, residual solvents, heavy metals, elemental impurities, pesticides residues, and terpenes. Our team of experts can develop, implement, and optimize methods for your custom needs.
Sinceritas provides detailed potency testing of fourteen cannabinoid components, including CBD, CBG, CBC, THC isomers, and CBN. Our rigorous quality-standard protocols help cultivators and manufacturers ensure the effectiveness, consistency, and safety of their medical cannabis products.
Commonly found in plants, terpenes are a group of organic compounds primarily responsible for the characteristic aromatic profile of cannabis. These molecules are essential biosynthetic building blocks for various phytochemicals, including THCA, and have been shown to modulate the plant’s medicinal properties and contribute to its overall effects.
Pesticides administered to cannabis plants can carry over into the final products. Chronic exposure to pesticide residue can be potentially toxic at high levels and harmful at lower doses. Sinceritas helps cultivators and manufacturers detect ultra-low amounts of pesticides to keep their users safe and healthy.
Recently, there has been increased concern over the toxic effects of heavy metals in cannabis. Cannabis plants grown outdoors are more exposed to contamination due to their ability to accumulate metals and other elements from the soil and water. In contrast, crops grown inside are less likely to be contaminated, but can still be exposed to fertilizers and pesticides that contain heavy metals. Excessive exposure to those contaminants, such as lead and cadmium, can negatively affect a person’s health.
Organic solvents, such as acetone, ethanol, and butane, are often used in the production of cannabis products. Even though they are very effective in producing highly concentrated extracts, the residue from these solvents can be hazardous to health and needs to be removed from the final product to ensure safety.
Exposure to high levels of molds and bacteria can be harmful to human health, especially for patients with existing medical conditions. To ensure the safety of medical cannabis products, Sinceritas offers screening for the number of colonies and the identity of microorganisms present in a sample.
Cannabis is grown in warm, wet conditions, which are also very attractive for molds and fungi. Even though not visible to the naked eye, certain species of mold can produce mycotoxins. More than 400 types of these molecules are identified so far, several of which are prevalent and toxic enough to be a concern for human health. Mycotoxins can still be present even if the molds and fungi have been destroyed.
The moisture content of a medical cannabis product can impact its taste, texture, and other physical properties and help determine the product’s shelf life and microbial viability. While very low water content can cause unwanted physical properties changes, very high amounts can make the product susceptible to microbial growth.
Shelf life and stability testing
Our climate chambers are monitored with the AtmoCONTROL software with full audit trail compliant to FDA 21 CFR, part 11.
Sinceritas has the testing equipment and facilities to conduct stability and shelf-life studies, as well as to evaluate the effects of various storage conditions. We provide the following tests: