What’s the difference between Phase 1, Phase 2 and Phase 3 Testing?
It’s 2019, and the New Year brings with it a new set of regulations and testing requirements for cannabis products in California. All cannabis products, including Vape Cartridges, harvested or produced after 12/31/18 must have Phase 3 Compliance which includes tests for Phase 1 and Phase 2 compliance. This means that in addition to all Phase 1 and Phase 2 tests, products must now be tested for Terpenoids, Mycotoxins, Heavy Metals, and Water Activity.
Phase 1 testing became the requirement on Jan 1st 2018, followed by Phase 2 on July 1st 2018 and now Phase 3 effective December 31st 2018. These tests must be completed by a State Certified Laboratory and must receive a CoA (Certificate of Analysis) before products are sold in 2019. Here’s an example of what a Certificate of Analysis should look like:
As part of the CoA, your product will be assigned a UID (Unique Identifier) number which is required to be on individual products throughout the lifetime of the product. If your product has not yet been tested by a State Certified Lab and issued a corresponding UID, you’ll need to get your product(s) in the hands of a state certified lab for immediate testing before you will be allowed to sell it in California.
Notes from Cartridge Supply Co.
Our mission is to ensure your success - because if you fail, we fail. We work diligently across the entire supply chain to ensure consistent quality and compliance. Our cartridges have passed initial Phase 3 testing and we continue to test all shipments as they arrive.
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