We’ve been testing our products since the inception of our business.
Originally starting in the Oregon OHA medical system, we follow a series of Oregon-state labeling and testing requirements, though these may not be required in your state or locality. Though we no longer operate in the Oregon marijuana system, we continue to follow these standards, as we view the work done by Oregon and the OHA/OLCC as the likely groundwork for a Federal system.
For reference, our Department of Agriculture License Number is: #AG-R1044051|HH
As often as possible, we use Green Leaf Lab in Portland, Oregon.
Look for their logo in our test results:
Test results vary from lab to lab. Some may require you to do a bit of math to know how much CBD is in each individual unit of the product you’re enjoying.
First, it’s common test results will show mg/g (mg per gram). This is not your total CBD per unit. To know your exact amount, you may need to measure the exact weight of your product.
Take note of the mg per unit indication, as this can differ based on product type. For example, a tincture might be measured by volume, not weight.
At The Apothecary, we list the reported CBD per unit on all our products on the front product panel.
1. THC concentration. CBD products should contain less than 0.3% concentration, or preferably LOQ (low quantity), of delta-9 THC. To determine this, you can take mg/g * 100 for the cannabinoid % volume by weight. For example, if your test shows 3mg/g total THC, you have a product with 0.3% THC.
2. CBD amount. CBD products should contain the amount of CBD they advertise. Check your packaging for weight of the product. For example, our Golden Dream contains 3 tea bags, with 10g total weight. That means there is 3.3g per tea bag. Our state certified control study shows 20mg/g in our proprietary Hemp Tea blend on average. You then take 20mg/g and multiply by 3.3grams. This results in 66 mg/bag. (Note, batches vary. We generally see a ~5-10% variance in potency)
3. Date extracted, batch or lot number, and laboratory partner. Make sure you know when & who performed the test. These are essential information points for verifying the information on your packaging to the test results, to ensure the product you’re enjoying matches the results. Some test results can be valid for up to a year, and other can change more frequently.
If you ever have questions about our testing (or any testing), please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.