34 Laboratories Where You Can Do Private Cannabis Testing in Canada
Back in the days, only the government’s licensed producers could be accepted for cannabis testing by laboratories, which made it impossible for small-scale and private growers to check the quality of their material.
Fortunately, two years ago, Health Canada released the list of 17 laboratories authorized to conduct cannabis tests for individuals. Since then, the number of facilities has doubled, and now, there are 34 laboratories where you can see if your cannabis buds meet the quality standards.
The current home-growing policy opens up plenty of options that are meant to ensure the quality, but the ACMPR regime also includes patients who would like to check if the medication they received from stationary or online dispensaries meet the current standards.
According to Health Canada, if a laboratory has a Dealers License under the Narcotic Control Regulations, you can ask the facility to test the material for you.
Speaking of which…
What Tests Do the Licensed Laboratories Conduct?
Laboratories with a Dealers License can test your cannabis sample for a variety of features, from the overall quality and purity to the cannabinoid and terpene content. However, before you send the sample to one of the facilities, be sure to contact the staff directly to find out what testing they offer and how much the service will cost.
Who Can Ask For Testing?
To apply for the lab testing, you are required to obtain a registration certificate from the ACMPR and send it to the facility of your choice. You can also obtain an authorization to possess issued under the MMAR if the first option is out of your reach.
It’s of the utmost importance to attach this document to the cannabis sample you want the laboratory to test; the facility’s staff will need to make sure that you qualify for testing in order to run their activities legally. If you fail to attach the certificate, your sample will be destroyed.
34 Laboratories Available For Private Cannabis Testing
The table below includes a list of laboratories which have qualified for a current Dealers License under the Narcotic Control Regulations.
|Licensed dealer||Province / Territory||Contact information|
|A&L Canada Laboratories Inc.||ON||1-519-457-2575 ext. 223|
|Anandia Laboratories Inc.||BC||1-604-822-0253|
|ARA-Avanti Rx Analytics Inc.||ON||1-416-548-5998|
|AXXONLAB Inc.||QC||1-888-675-5226 ext. 226|
|Cannevert Therapeutics Ltd. – University of British Columbia||BC||1-604-827-5520|
|Centre for Advanced Research in Environmental Genomics – University of Ottawa||ON||1-613-562-5800 ext. 6601|
|Ccrest Laboratories (A Division of Europharm International Canada Inc.)||QC||1-514-324-1073 ext. 238|
|Chemi Pharmaceutical Inc.||ON||1-905-670-7600 ext. 102|
|Dr. Raimar Loebenberg
Katz Group – Rexall Centre for Pharmacy & Health Research
University of Alberta
|Eurofins Experchem Laboratories, Inc.||ON||1-416-665-2134
|Green Sky Laboratories Corp.||BC||1-778-430-5177|
|InnoTech Alberta Inc.||AB||1-780-632-8229|
|KABS Laboratories Inc.||QC||1-450-656-4404|
|Keystone Labs Inc.||AB||1-587-458-8411|
|Laboratoire PhytoChemia Inc.||QC||1-581-306-1230|
|Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology||ON||1-613-969-1913 ext. 2363|
|Lupos (Canada) Biotechnology Inc.||ON||1-647-686-3986|
|M.B. Laboratories Ltd.||BC||1-250-656-1334|
|MS Pharma Inc.||QC||1-450-681-1132|
|NDI ADRL Inc.||ON||1-905-625-7995 ext. 119|
|Neopharm Labs Inc.||QC||1-450-435-8864|
|Northern Vine Canada Inc.||BC||1-604-371-3371|
|ProgenyBio Agricultural Services Inc.||BC||1-250-487-8229|
|RPC (Research and Productivity Council)||NB||1-506-452-1270|
|Saskatchewan Research Council,
|SGS Canada Inc.||BC||1-604-638-2349 ext. 13900|
|Supra THC Services Inc.||BC||1-888-470-2469|
|Synfine Research Limited||ON||1-905-737-2702 ext. 261|
|The Vimy Ridge Group Ltd.||ON||1-416-438-6727|
|Toronto Research Chemicals Inc.||ON||1-416-665-9696|
|Tweed Inc.||ON||1-855-558-9333 ext. 107|
|University Health Network||ON||1-416-581-7601|
|Valens Agritech Ltd.||BC||1-778-755-0052|
|0904649 BC Ltd. (Salvation Botanicals)||BC||1-250-591-4372|
With the full legalization of cannabis drawing near in Canada, we can soon expect more laboratories to join the list of authorized facilities which provide cannabis testing services for consumers in the country.
There has been a significant increase in interest from cannabis growing groups who want to improve on the quality of their final products, as well as from medical individuals looking to understand the nature of their medicine.
Keep in mind that cannabis testing can vary in price, from a couple hundred dollars to even $1,000 per sample should you want to test it for the complete cannabinoid & terpene profile and potential contaminants.
Author: Cannabisnearme Team
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