Cannabis Quality Control
Buffer Solution, pH 4.00, Color-Coded Red (Certified), Fisher Chemical
pH/temperature conversions given on label
BD Syringes without Needle, 50 mL
Conventional disposable syringes available without an attached needle. BD Syringes are available in a variety of tips and can be fitted with either a conventional or safety needle.
Fisherbrand™ Sparkleen™ 1 Detergent
Sparkleen 1 is a universal detergent for manual or hand washing laboratory glassware and equipment. This mild highly buffered product is an excellent soak cleaner for most materials. Glassware washed with Sparkleen 1 is truly sparkling clean, entirely free from washing film, even with the hardest water.
Kimberly-Clark Professional™ Kimtech Science™ Kimwipes™ Delicate Task Wipers, 1-Ply
Easily wipe up liquid and dust. Kimtech Science™ Kimwipes™ Delicate Task Wipers can handle a variety of delicate tasks. Their anti-static dispensing reduces lint and electrostatic discharge and controls usage.
Fisherbrand™ Traceable™ Four-Channel Countdown Alarm Digital Timer/Stopwatch with Memory Recall
Four countdown channels plus stopwatch channel and time-of-day clock
Fisherbrand™ Economy Plain Glass Microscope Slides
Cost-effective slide for general-purpose applications
Fisherbrand™ Hexagonal Polystyrene Weighing Dishes
Hexagonal Polystyrene Weighing Dishes are used for handling solids or liquids during weighing. Design provides greater balance, protection and safety.
Fisherbrand™ Polystyrene Antistatic Weighing Dishes
Disposable dishes are ideal for weighing, dispensing, or storing applications
Fisherbrand™ Analog Vortex Mixer
Variable speed, analog control that allows low rpm start-up for gentle shaking or high-speed mixing for vigorous vortexing of samples.
Fisherbrand™ Traceable™ Thermometer/Clock/Humidity Monitor
Measures ambient temperature, relative humidity and tells time
BD Disposable Syringes with Luer-Lok™ Tips
Unique integrated BD Luer-Lok™ tip syringe with clear barrel. BD Medical™ Disposable Syringes with Luer-Lok™ Tips are sterile and disposable.
MilliporeSigma™ Proguard™ TS2 Pretreatment Pack
For optimal protection of reverse osmosis membranes. Proguard™ TS2 Pretreatment Packs are designed to remove large particles and organic compounds, softening water, and removing chlorine from tap water.
Fisherbrand™ accuTupH™ Rugged Bulb pH Combination Electrodes - Mercury-Free
Optimal for lab use and precise Q.C. measurements.
Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ Unitary™ LDPE Wash Bottles
Dispense contents without tipping or shaking by using Thermo Scientific™ Nalgene™ Unitary™ LDPE Wash Bottles, designed with a wide mouth for faster, easier filling.
Fisherbrand™ Disposable Aluminum Weighing/Drying Pans
Designed for weighing, drying and more. Compatible with many popular balances and moisture analyzers. Choice of 10.9cm and 12.2cm diameter dishes.
Fisherbrand™ Double-Ended Micro-Tapered Stainless Steel Spatula
Fisherbrand Double-Ended Micro-Tapered Stainless Steel Spatula is perfect for small quantity applications such as sample transfer (e.g. Into test tubes or microcentrifuge tubes). Available in various sizes
MilliporeSigma™ Milli-Q™ Series Water Purification System Accessory, Millipak™ 40 Express Final Filter
Use for the production of bacteria-free purified water
BD BBL™ CultureSwab™ Sterile, Media-free Swabs
Sterile, media- and charcoal-free swabs for general specimen collection and transport
MilliporeSigma™ Milli-Q™ Advantage A10 Ultrapure Water Purification System Accessory, Quantum Polishing Cartridges
Quantum polishing catridge removes ionic and organic contaminants below trace levels to match required water quality requirements
Fisherbrand™ Red-Spirit™ No-Roll Laboratory Thermometers
Accurate temperature readings without environmental hazards of mercury
Quality control procedures typically include any and all testing required to comply with regulations and to ensure that products are safe for human (and sometimes animal) consumption or use.
Currently, cannabis growers and product producers may not be required to perform extensive quality control testing to comply with any legal requirements. Also, proficiency tests are not being used routinely to ensure that tests are performed in specific and reproducible ways.
However, cannabis quality control may include:
- Quantitative testing for heavy metals content
- Qualitative and quantitative testing for the presence of pathogens and other microbials
- Qualitative and quantitative testing for toxins (mycotoxins) from molds
- Qualitative and quantitative testing for the presence of residue from pesticide use
- Quantitative testing for the actual amounts of active and psychoactive compounds (potency)
- Quantitative testing for residual solvents present in products produced from extractions
- Qualitative and quantitative testing for the various terpene compounds
Cannabis quality control may include any or all of the following test activities:
- Sample preparation, staging, and handling
- Weight and moisture content measurements
- Sorting and sieving
- Thin-layer chromatography testing
- Headspace and other gas chromatography (GC) testing
- HPLC and other liquid chromatography procedures
- Mass spectroscopy (MS), GC/MS, and MS/MS methods
- PCR and qPCR procedures
- Microarray testing
- Microbiological cultures and assays
- New test method development and documentation
- Statistical data analysis and results reporting