We Perform The Following Analytical Services:
Residual Solvents
Water Activity
Moisture Content
Control Study/Homogeneity Testing



COSMIC CONCENTRATES follows procedures that ensure that random and representative samples are taken for the applicable testing procedure to ensure a proper sampling of the larger batch.
We have created a process in which batches of medical cannabis can remain in the possession of the customer during the testing process.

Our batch testing procedure and reporting processes create multiple safety checks to ensure that the results have not been tampered with and can be verifiable.

  1. Potency
    House Bill 3460 requires that all flower and processed products, such as edibles and concentrates, are tested for THC and CBD content. We believe that everyone should have access to more information regarding cannabinoids. Green Leaf Lab also offers potency testing that reports 6 cannabinoids. These cannabinoids are: Delta 8 THC, Delta 9 THC, CBD, CBN, CBG and CBC.
  2. Pesticides
    Oregon State Dispensary Law requires that useable flower be tested for pesticides. If a concentrate or edible is made from a flower that has already been tested for pesticides a second pesticide screen is not required. Our pesticide screen complies with the new requirements and detects the presence of the following compounds at a detection rate of 0.1 parts per million: Chlorinated Hydrocarbons Organophosphates Carbamates Pyrethroids
  3. Mold
    Oregon Law and OAR 333-008-1190 allowed for a mold and mildew limit of 10,000 CFU/g. Many of our peers believe this limit is too high, as there is not enough peer-reviewed scientific research that shows this limit is safe for medicinal patients. Ordering a mold test for dispensary-bound cannabis can enhance patient safety and demonstrate that you use production techniques that ensure the highest quality medical marijuana.

Cannabinoid & Terpenoid Profiling
High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) or Gas Chromatography (GC) is used to analyze active compounds found
in cannabis flowers, concentrates, and infused products.
Microbiological Screening
The Steep Hill microbiological screening program ensures the safety of cannabis by identifying the type and level of microorganisms present in each sample. Our procedure follows the USP 61 method and all samples meet AHPA microbial standards.

Quantified Pesticide Testing
Steep Hill provides quantified pesticide reporting, which offers sharper understanding of a given contamination issue.
Know exactly how much pesticide is present, down to the part per million.

Residual Solvent Analysis
Comprehensive solvent screening for cannabis solvent concentrates is offered for Research and Development purposes.

Oregon State Dispensary Law requires that a dispensary follow proper labeling guidelines before medical cannabis is transferred to a patient.

The label must include at a minimum:

The amount of THC and CBD in the useable marijuana.

If the product is pre-packaged, the weight or volume in metric units, such as grams.

The amount of useable marijuana in a finished product, in metric units, such as milliliters, milligrams or grams.

Who performed the testing.

If the product is a medicated edible, it must have a warning label on the outside of the package that states

                                  “WARNING: MEDICINAL PRODUCT- KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN”.

This must be in bold capital letters, in a font size that is larger than the type size of the other printing and on the label prominently displayed on the product and easy to read.

cinnarizine (Tm = 118°C), itraconazole
(Tm = 170°C), halofantrine

(Tm = 111°C) -

ethylammonium nitrate
            [MP~(Tm)] of 12°C 

ethylammonium nitrate
            [MP~(Tm)] of 12°C 

ionic liquid definition (Tm/Tg < 100°C)

Cannabis Testing
What We Test
A diverse line-up of instrumentation allows us to use the most appropriate method for the sample matrix, and allows us to test a vast array of cannabis related products.  We can test cured flowers, concentrates (including BHO, CO2 Oil and other solvent extracts, wax, hash, keif, etc.), edibles, or "Medibles" (such as chocolate, cooking oil, candies, baked goods, and beverages), topicals, and tinctures. Glycerin-based products are also welcome. If you have a unique product or product line, please contact us to discuss your needs. 

What We Test For
Our assays have been carefully developed with HB 3460 compliance in mind.  Our Full Compliance testing suite offers everything a dispensary needs to stay compliant with State testing laws, as well as ensure the safety of consumers and the quality of products on the shelf.  Our testing methods are based on relevant industry standards that have been approved by AOAC, AHP, UNODC, USP, EPA and FDA for testing agricultural commodities meant for human consumption.

We test for:
Cannabinoid Potency (Δ9THC, THCA, CBDA, CBD, CBN)

Microbiological Contaminants, such as mold/mildew and yeast

Pesticides/Fungicides (exceeds compliance with State regulations)

Terpenes – 37 Compound Screen

Residual Solvents – 43 Compound Screen (Full M91 List)

THC: CBD Ratio in Early Leaf Material - Find out if your young plants are high CBD producing strains.

Early Sex Determination - reduce overhead on seedling cultivation (in partnership with Phylos Bioscience)

Genetic Mapping - is your strain really what you think it is? (Coming Soon! In partnership with Phylos Bioscience)
How We Test

In designing our lab, we’ve taken AOAC (Association of Official Analytical Chemists), AHP (American Herbal Pharmacopeia), FDA, ODA (Oregon Department of Agriculture), NELAC (National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 17025:2005 very seriously. Every good lab should be able to stand up to scientific scrutiny, and stand behind the methods they’ve chosen to conduct their testing. Laboratory accreditation often takes almost 2 years to accomplish, and we met our goal to be ORELAP accredited to The NELAC Institute standard in September of 2016. The standards approved by all of the above organizations are a foundation of Oregon Growers Analytical. We know how to get it done right, and we’re not cutting any corners.

When evaluating a third party lab, it’s important to ask about methods, instrumentation, and Standard Operating Procedures. We’ve chosen our instrumentation carefully based on the commodities and compounds we’re testing. Cannabis has many active compounds: there are over 100 cannabinoids, 120+ terpenes, and 29 flavonoids that we know of today. Many cannabinoids are heat sensitive, changing under high temperatures to re-form as other cannabinoids. This also applies to pesticides and fungicides.

There are two types of instrumentation that are qualified for testing cannabinoid potency:
Gas Chromatography (GC) and High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC).
Since a gas chromatograph uses heat during the analytical process, it’s unable to accurately quantify many of the compounds found in cannabis. This is why we’ve chosen HPLC as our primary analytical instrument for testing cannabinoids and pesticides.