Rules have already been codified:
New rules for cannabis testing are taking effect on 8/31/2017. Ahead of these new rules, here at Confidence Analytics we have already been audited and certified by the WSLCB for the new test requirements to ensure you have a one stop shop you can rely on once the new laws take effect. Below are the details on how these rules will impact you.
|■||QA Sample Labeling|
|■||New Failure Thresholds|
|■||New Minimum Sample Size Requirements, Turnaround Times, and Prices|
QA Sample Labeling
All samples for mandatory I-502 testing will need to be labelled with the following information to be compliant:
|■||Your business name||■||Sample collection date|
|■||Your license number||■||Testing lab name|
|■||QA sample ID number||■||Testing lab license|
|■||Sample weight||■||The words "Quality Assurance Sample"|
We encourage you to adopt the new sample-labelling now. We have added a label generator for QA samples to the login page on our website (https://client.conflabs.com/) to make compliance easy. The free sample baggies we offer also cover many of the new requirements, so be sure to pick some up at our office or ask your friendly CA driver!
Green plant material (flower, kief, trim, etc), concentrates that involve any sort of solvent (CO2, ethanol, hydrocarbon, etc), and infused fats will have new required tests under the new law.
|Green Plant Material Required Tests|
|Moisture Analysis (not required for hash/kief/rosin)||Water Activity (new, not required for hash/kief/rosin)||Foreign Matter||Potency||Microbial (limits changing)||Mycotoxins (new)|
|Concentrate (Hydrocarbon, CO2, Ethanol, Food Grade) Required Tests|
|Potency||Mycotoxin Screening (new, only if starting material untested/failed)||Residual Solvents (new failure limits/requirement)|
|Infused Cooking Oil/Fats Required Tests|
|Potency||Microbial (only if made with untested/failed material)||Mycotoxin screening (new, only if made with untested/failed material)|
The failure criteria for residual solvent testing and microbial testing are changing and the mycotoxin screening adds a new failure limit to be aware of.
|Gram Negative/Bile Tolerant||10,000 cfu/g|
|E. coli||Not detected in 1 g|
|Salmonella||Not detected in 1 g|
|Sum of Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, G2||20 μ/kg (synonymous with parts per billion)|
|Ochratoxin A||20 μ/kg (synonymous with parts per billion)|
|Residual Solvent Limits|
|Acetone||5,000 ppm||Hexanes||290 ppm|
|Benzene||2 ppm||Isopropanol (2-propanol)||5,000 ppm|
|Butanes||5,000 ppm||Methanol||3,000 ppm|
|Cyclohexane||3,880 ppm||Pentanes||5,000 ppm|
|Chloroform||2 ppm||Propane||5,000 ppm|
|Dichloromethane||600 ppm||Toluene||890 ppm|
|Ethyl Acetate||5,000 ppm||Xylene||2,170 ppm|
|Water Activity Limits|
|Water Activity||0.65 aw|
Sample sizes and required tests are specified by Washington Administrative Code, and ultimately determined by WSLCB and their traceability system.
Visit our services page for more information about minimum sample sizes, turnaround times, and prices.