FAQ

You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers!

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How long does it take to get my results?

Our typical turn-around time is 5 business days. Rush charges may apply for 48-hour or weekend/holiday processing.

How do I submit a sample?

Federal law prohibits the transfer of marijuana related products through the U.S. mail system, requiring all samples to be hand delivered to us. We are conveniently located in the north Denver-metro area.

Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, excluding holidays. Please contact us to arrange for drop-off or pick-up of your samples.

Watch for upcoming sample submission events!

How do I pay?

Payment is due when samples are submitted. We accept cash or paypal and offer bulk discounts and seasonal specials.

Edibles may be subject to a surcharge, depending on the amount of additional technician time needed for processing.

What amount is required for testing?

Flower & trim – 1-2 grams
Concentrates – 1/2 gram
Tinctures* – 1-2 milliliters
Infused Oils – 3-5 milliliters (about a teaspoon)
Edibles – Please contact us to discuss

*Tinctures: We prefer to sample tincture products from the original bottle to reduce the risk of contamination. We will return any unused portion to you.

Do you offer discounts for multiple samples?

We offer discounts for bulk sample submission. We also offer seasonal discounts. For more information, please contact us.

Can you help me? I’m really confused.

It seems like the laws are changing all the time. It’s hard to keep up. Here are some links that might help:

  • You can find information on the regulations for the licensed industry on the MED web site.
  • For public health information about marijuana, visit the CDPHE’s web site.
  • Information about medical marijuana for patients, caregivers and doctors can be found here.
  • A list of pesticides allowed for use on cannabis can be found at the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s (CDA) web site.

We offer consulting services to help you understand more about your Cannabinoid Potency Profile, or to answer other questions about labs and testing. Contact us with questions. We love solving problems!

Medical and Recreational Marijuana is tested, right?

Currently in Colorado, medical marijuana is not legally required to be tested; however, adult-use (recreational) marijuana is. Mandatory testing of medical is set to roll out July 1, 2016, but will likely take months to implement.

If you are sick, especially if you are immune compromised, please ask your provider what their cultivation practices are and if what you purchased has been tested by a qualified lab.

Is this legal?

YES!

The industry labs, certified by the CDPHE and licensed by the DOR/MED, are only allowed to test for the licensed industry. Home cultivators, including patients and caregivers, do not have access to these labs. After hours of conversations and stakeholder meetings with the MED, CDPHE, CDA and industry representatives, the only solution was a private independent lab dedicated to testing for those outside of the regulated industry.

Who can use this lab?

We are dedicated to providing access to reliable test results to patients, but our services are available to anyone in Colorado: patients, home cultivators, consumers, health care professionals, parents, caregivers, researchers, product developers, craft growers and connoisseurs… the list goes on.

When you say you “test” marijuana, are you guys just sitting around smoking weed?

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If we only had a dollar for every time we’ve heard that one! Sometimes joking, sometimes serious.

No, that’s not how it works.

We use quality lab equipment, like High-Performance Liquid Chromatography,  and follow the standards and procedures of the Colorado licensed industry labs for results you can rely on.

Please contact us for more information or to submit a sample!

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