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Setting the Bar with GMP

By | October 15th, 2017|education|

The barriers to entry for a marijuana testing facility in Colorado are relatively low. As a result, this has led to a wide variance in test methodologies and the results laboratories report. This variance can be frustrating for marijuana businesses as they depend on accurate data for product formulation/dosing, maintaining/improving process controls for extraction, and truth [...]

MED Industry Bulletin 17-08

By | October 2nd, 2017|MED, potency|

On October 2nd, 2017, the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) issued industry bulletin 17-08 in regards to required medical marijuana concentrate and marijuana-infused product potency testing stating, “... the Marijuana Enforcement Division is implementing expanded mandatory Medical Marijuana potency testing beginning Wednesday, November 1, 2017.  On this date, all Medical Marijuana Optional Premises Cultivations and Medical Marijuana‐Infused Products [...]

Medical MIP testing to start November 1

By | September 28th, 2017|MED|

On September 28th, 2017, the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) informed all Colorado Medical Marijuana Testing facilities that potency testing for Medical Marijuana infused-products and concentrates will start November 1st. To read the current Medical Marijuana Rules and MED Industry Bulletin 17-08, click the links below. [...]

MED Industry Bulletin 17-06

By | August 9th, 2017|MED, microbial|

On August 8th, 2017, the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) issued an industry-wide bulletin in regards to failed microbial contaminant testing stating, “The state licensing authority shall give the licensee an opportunity to RETEST THE PRODUCT AND IF THE SECOND TEST ALSO INDICATES THE PRESENCE OF QUANTITIES OF ANY SUBSTANCE DETERMINED TO BE INJURIOUS TO HEALTH THEN THE [...]

ISO 17025 Accredited

By | July 5th, 2017|news|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: For more info, please contact: Mike Branvold, President Agricor Laboratories 720.460.3489 Denver, Colorado, July 5th, 2017 – Agricor Laboratories, the leading marijuana testing facility in Colorado is pleased to announce that they have been granted ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), after a thorough assessment and review of [...]

New Laboratory Reports

By | July 2nd, 2017|other|

Starting in July, our laboratory reports will have a brand new look! We've streamlined the overall design to provide a clean, easy to read snapshot of your test results. Let's take a closer look. Our lab reports have three main components: Customer/Sample Information, Test Type, and Final Approval. Customer Information This section contains the [...]

Education Series – Residual Solvent Analysis

By | June 4th, 2017|education, news|

Editor's Note: Agricor Laboratories is proud to announce our new Agricor Education Series of "Ted Talk" style presentations. The intent is to provide the industry with a better understanding of Cannabis testing and how it relates to their operation. Our first topic dives into the science behind Residual Solvent Analysis. Accurately testing for residual solvents [...]

MED Industry Bulletin 17-01

By | January 31st, 2017|MED|

On January 30, 2017, the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) issued an Industry-wide bulletin stating, In the interest of public safety, the MED is requiring all Retail Marijuana Cultivation Licenses (RMC) and Retail Marijuana Products Manufacturing Facility Licenses (RMPMF) that have obtained process validation according to MED Rule R 1501 (B) to submit a single Test [...]

New Residual Solvent Limits

By | January 12th, 2017|MED, residuals|

Starting January 1st, 2017, the allowable levels of residual solvents found in solvent-based retail marijuana concentrates increases significantly. Here’s a breakdown of the changes: 2016 Allowable Limits Butanes <800ppm Heptanes <500ppm Benzenes <1ppm Toluenes <1ppm Xylenes <1ppm 2017 Allowable Limits Butanes <5000ppm Heptanes <5000ppm Benzenes <2ppm Toluenes <890ppm Xylenes <2170ppm Rest assured [...]

MED begins Random Testing Program

By | December 30th, 2016|MED, news|

On December 28th, 2016, the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) sent out an Industry-wide bulletin stating that the Random Testing Program will begin. Over the next several days the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) will begin implementation of the random testing program in accordance with Colorado Revised Statutes 12-43.3-202 (2.5)(a)(I)(F) and 12-43.4-202 (3)(a)(IV)(F). This statute tasks the State [...]