Cannabis Testing

Digipath Labs’ Mission

Digipath Labs’ mission is to provide pharmaceutical-grade analysis and testing to the cannabis industry to ensure consumers and patients know exactly what is in the cannabis they ingest and to help maximize the quality of its client’s products through research, development, and standardization.

Compliance

Laboratory testing is one of the vital platform technologies in the cannabis marketplace and must become standardized, consistent, and robust in order to maintain the long term health of the cannabis industry. From its inception, Digipath Labs’ mission has been to facilitate an industry-wide mandate that medical cannabis adhere to the same standards as other food and drug markets. A diverse array of assays and state-of-the-art, FDA-compliant lab equipment enables the Company to accurately test cannabis in accordance with Good Lab Practices.

20 Years

Biotech Experience

Dr. Cindy Orser, Ph.D., a 20-year biotech and diagnostic industry veteran, leads these efforts on behalf of Digipath, serving as Chief Science Officer and assists cannabis providers and regulatory agencies, as well as working in academia in several key roles. In addition to her work, she holds 18 patents and authored 41 peer-reviewed publications.

2k

Samples Tested

Digipath Labs began earning substantive revenue in October 2015 and has now tested more than 2,000 cannabis product samples, representing over 8,500 pounds of cured flower from many of the 34 growers licensed by the State of Nevada.

Emerald Badge Awards

Digipath Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary of Digipath, Inc., has been awarded the Emerald Test Badge for both potency and microbial screening, following administration of the Fall 2016 ring test to 28 cannabis testing labs in the United States. The Emerald Test® uses the standard Inter-laboratory Comparison Proficiency Testing (ILC/PT) program for evaluating how accurately and dependably testing labs perform, by comparing how well the lab measures anonymous samples. ILC/PT programs are common in many testing industries, including environmental, food, pharmaceutical, water and petrochemical, providing a point of reference on how well the testing labs are performing individually and as a group. Individual labs can use their ILC/PT results to either verify proficiency to their customers and state regulatory bodies or to point out analytical tests needing further validation effort.

The Emerald Potency Test requires the quantitative determination of five cannabinoids: THC, THC-A, CBD, CBDA and CBN in methanol between 10-1,000 µg/ml. The Emerald Test Advisory Panel uses a criteria of scoring within 2 standard deviations on cannabinoid analytes to determine which labs receive an Emerald Test Badge, which can be used to demonstrate the lab's proficiency and commitment to a higher standard of excellence in Cannabis Testing.

Digipath Labs - Laboratory Testing


Digipath Labs screens medicinal cannabis for its quality, potency, and cannabinoid and terpenoid profiles, as well as potentially harmful contaminants, including:
  • Residual solvents (for non-CO2 extracts)
  • Pesticides
  • Heavy metals (including mercury, arsenic, lead, and cadmium)
  • Mold and yeast
  • Biological toxins (such as mycotoxins, aflatoxins, and ocratoxins)
  • Microbial contaminants (including E. coli, salmonella, Aspergillus, and fungi)
  • Total aerobic bacteria count
  • Gram negative bacteria

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Recognizing that the legal cannabis industry’s youthfulness has resulted in a lack of structure and oversight, Digipath developed its lab testing solutions and technology to create structure and process and, in the end, ensure maximum cannabis safety through education, testing, and certification.

Digipath Labs Certification


  • The Company offers comprehensive medical cannabis safety screening and an independent certification system, including the “Digipath Labs Certified” certification seal.
  • Certification seals are made available to those clients whose products have undergone all of Digipath tests (as applicable), unless the sample in question does not meet local regulatory standards.
  • Digipath Certified Seals ensure that Digipath has tested the product in question, and influence consumer buying decisions by clearly marking which brands are invested in the products that provide, valuing safety, effectiveness, and overall quality.

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