On February 1st, 2018, the MED/CDPHE rolled out new requirements for Medical and Retail Contaminant Testing. We’ve summarized what has changed below.

MEDICAL CONTAMINANT TESTING

  • Mandatory Microbial Contaminant testing of Medical Marijuana, Medical Marijuana Concentrate (water-based, heat/pressure-based), and Medical Marijuana‐Infused Products applies to all Harvest and/or Production Batches created on or after February 1, 2018.
  • Mandatory Residual Solvent Contaminant testing of Medical Marijuana Concentrate (solvent-based) applies to all Production Batches created on or after February 1, 2018.

RESIDUAL SOLVENT ACCEPTABLE LIMITS

  • New limits apply February 1, 2018.
  • Additional solvents to be tested: Acetone, Ethanol, Isopropanol, Pentane, and Propane.

REQUIRED RE-VALIDATION FOR RETAIL RESIDUAL SOLVENT TESTING

  • If the new residual solvent acceptable limits DOES NOT result in a Material Change, submit the first three Production Batches of Solvent‐Based Concentrates to maintain process validation.
  • If the new residual solvent acceptable limits DOES result in a Material Change, submit two additional Production Batches of Solvent‐Based Concentrates to maintain process validation.

SAMPLE SIZE REQUIREMENTS

  • All samples submitted for testing need to follow M 1504 and R 1504.
SAMPLE SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

SAMPLING PROTOCOLS

  • The CDHPE Reference Library’s sample collection protocols must be used for the collection of marijuana/marijuana product samples submitted to marijuana testing facilities for required testing in accordance with M 1504 A 1 and R 1504 A 1.
SAMPLING PROCEDURES

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If you have any questions regarding the new testing requirements, give us a call and we’ll help you navigate the new changes.

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