Oregon cannabis compliance testing

SC Labs’ Tigard facility is ORELAP-accredited and licensed by the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC). Our test methods meet the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) requirements for cannabis compliance, with an extensive range of analytes.

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Defensible Data

If the safety of your product is ever in question, SC Labs’ test results provide certifiable evidence to confirm or refute possible claims.

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Peace of Mind

Confidence in your laboratory means no more wasting time and money on sending the same sample to multiple testing facilities.

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Quality Assurance

Your test results not only fulfill compliance requirements but also provide insight into the trends of your production.

Compliance Testing

Getting your cannabis products to market in Oregon requires compliance testing mandated by the OLCC. This includes a laboratory-performed sampling of a cannabis batch to ensure a representative sample is obtained.

SC Labs provides a worry-free experience by managing every step of the certified testing process, from sampling to posting the final report. Looking for R&D or QA/QC testing services? We offer a comprehensive suite of tests for your unique product line.

Usable Marijuana

IntentPesticidesWater Activity, Moisture ContentSolventsΔ9THC, Δ9THCa, CBD, CBDaΔ8THCMycotoxinsHeavy MetalsMicrobiological Contaminants
Retail or Dispensary Sale**
Further Processing into a Product**
Further Processing into Concentrate, Extract, or Finished Inhalable**

* If harvested on or after March 1, 2023

** If harvested before March 1, 2023, unless processor will use a process that results in effective sterilization

  • A marijuana producer must test every batch from a harvest lot of marijuana or usable marijuana harvested before March 1, 2023 intended to produce kief for water activity prior to producing the kief unless the producer tests the kief for water activity per OAR 333-007-0420.
  • The definition of a harvest lot is being expanded from 72 hours to seven calendar days. On and after July1, 2022, a producer or grower may separate each harvest lot of marijuana or usable harvested into no larger than a 50.0-pound batch size.

Cannabinoid Concentrates and Extracts

IntentPesticidesWater Activity, Moisture ContentSolventsΔ9THC, Δ9THCa, CBD, CBDaΔ8THCMycotoxinsHeavy MetalsMicrobiological Contaminants
Retail or Dispensary Sale****
Further Processing into a Product, except a finished inhalable****

* If manufactured on or after March 1, 2023

** A processor is exempt from testing for solvents if they did not use any solvent listed in OAR 333-007-0410, Table 4 and either only used a mechanical extraction or used only water, animal fat, or vegetable oil as a solvent.

  • A cannabinoid concentrate made only using food grade animal fat or food grade plant-based oil is not required to be tested for pesticides, mycotoxins, or microbiological contaminant if the marijuana or usable marijuana used to make the concentrate was tested and passed for pesticides, mycotoxins on or after July 1, 2022, heavy metals on or after March 1, 2023 or microbiological contaminant on or after March 1, 2023.

Producer Producing Kief as Permitted Under OAR 845-025-2020

IntentPesticidesWater Activity. Moisture ContentSolventsΔ9THC, Δ9THCa, CBD, CBDaΔ8THCMycotoxinsHeavy MetalsMicrobiological Contaminants
Retail or Dispensary Sale*****
Further Processing into a Product, except a finished inhalable*****

* If manufactured before March 1, 2023

** If manufactured on or after March 1, 2023

  • A cannabinoid concentrate made only using food grade animal fat or food grade plant-based oil is not required to be tested for pesticides, mycotoxins, or microbiological contaminant if the marijuana or usable marijuana used to make the concentrate was tested and passed for pesticides, mycotoxins on or after July 1, 2022, heavy metals on or after March 1, 2023 or microbiological contaminant on or after March 1, 2023.

Cannabinoid Products

IntentPesticidesWater Activity, Moisture ContentSolventsΔ9THC, Δ9THCa, CBD, CBDaΔ8THCMycotoxinsHeavy MetalsMicrobiological Contaminants
Finished cannabinoid product prior to selling or transferring

Any marijuana, usable marijuana, concentrate, or extract must be tested and pass for pesticides, solvent if required, water activity if required, heavy metals if harvested or manufactured on or after March 1, 2023, mycotoxins if harvested or manufactured on or after July 1, 2022, and microbiological contaminants if harvested or manufactured on or after March 1, 2023, prior to being used to make a cannabinoid product.

Finished Inhalable Cannabinoid Products

IntentPesticidesWater Activity, Moisture ContentSolventsΔ9THC, Δ9THCa, CBD, CBDaΔ8THCMycotoxinsHeavy MetalsMicrobiological Contaminants
Finished cannabinoid product prior to selling or transferring*****

* A processor is exempt from testing for solvents if they did not use any solvent listed in OAR 333-007-0410, Table 4 and either only used a mechanical extraction or used only water, animal fat, or vegetable oil as a solvent.

** If manufactured on or after March 1, 2023

What is a compliance batch?

A compliance batch is a single unit of market-ready harvest cannabis or a manufactured product.

Harvest Batch Sizes

The sample size must be sufficient to complete all analyses required but shall in no case be less than 0.5% of the weight of the batch. The maximum batch size is 50.0 lbs or 22.68kg.

Batch Size (lbs)Batch Size (kg)Sample Size (lbs)Sample Size (g)
1.00.450.005*2.3*
2.00.900.010*4.5*
3.01.360.015*6.8*
5.02.270.02511.4
10.04.540.05022.7
15.06.800.07534.0
20.09.070.10045.4
30.013.610.15068.1
40.018.140.20090.7
50.022.680.250113.4

SAMPLE SIZE = 0.005 X BATCH SIZE
BATCH MAXIMUM SIZE = 50 lbs

* Our lab requires at least 7 g (0.016 lbs) of plant material to perform all necessary tests.

  • Sampler must collect minimum number of increments.
  • All harvest batches should be sampled from bulk container for efficiency.

Concentrate Batch Sizes

Includes concentrates, extracts, finished inhalable products, or industrial hemp-derived vapor items. Sample increments are products in final retail form.

Batch Weight - lbsBatch Weight - kgSample Increment - PrimarySample Increment - DuplicateNumber of Replicates
0 - 3.310 - 1.5011
3.32 - 6.611.51 - 3.0033
6.62 - 13.233.01 - 6.0055
13.24 - 26.466.01 - 12.0077
26.47 - 55.1212.01 - 25.00771
55.13 - 110.2325.01 - 50.00772
110.24 - 220.4650.01 - 100.00773

Our lab requires at least 5 g minimum of concentrate or extract for both the primary and duplicate samples to perform all necessary tests.

To calculate the number of replicates required for batches exceeding 100 kg:
Batch weight in kg/50)*1.5, rounded to the nearest whole number. 

Infused Batch Sizes

An infused product includes edibles and all other non-concentrate products not naturally produced by the cannabis plant.

Batch SizeMin Sample Size
≤ 50 units1 unit
51 - 150 units3 units
151 - 500 units5 units
501 - 1,200 units8 units
1,201 - 3,200 units13 units
3,201 - 10,000 units20 units
10,001 - 35,000 units32 units
35,001 - 150,000 units50 units

Same-day sample pickup available

Under Oregon regulations, all samples must be collected from the licensee’s premises by a licensed lab sampler.

SC Labs has a network of trained and licensed samplers throughout Oregon, so we can get your samples into the system as quickly as possible. Faster, more efficient collection of samples means you can quickly get products to market.

Sample Vans

  • Medford/Southern Oregon
  • Portland/Northern Oregon
  • Eugene/Central Oregon

Dropping off samples?

15865 SW 74th Ave., #110
Tigard, OR 97224

P: (503) 272-8830

M-F: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

In-house METRC support

METRC (Marijuana Enforcement Tracking Reporting Compliance) is a web-based, state-mandated software platform. It’s utilized by several states in which we have labs, so we’re not only knowledgeable about the system, but also have direct access if we need to escalate an issue. Have questions about your lab results in METRC? Please contact us, we’re happy to help!