HEMP & CBD COMPLIANCE, SIMPLIFIED
ISO 17025 accredited | DEA registered | PJLA certified | CLIA accredited
ACS Laboratory, Florida’s largest hemp and cannabis testing laboratory, is designated by the Florida Department of Agriculture.
We provide a Hemp Clippings Service. We offer a full panel of safety and potency tests to ensure your product is ready for sale.
Along with comprehensive compliance test panels, we offer a la cart services known as R&D testing.
We’ll work to guarantee that your end product meets the quality you expect.
Federal Compliance: What you need to know
After the 2018 Farm Bill was enacted, the federal government drafted regulations related to hemp sales and growth. More than a year later, the USDA issued interim final hemp rules for cultivation and testing.
While these rules are not final yet, they represent a solid foundation for the creation of individual state programs around the country.
We are USDA-Compliant and DEA-CERTIFIED.
Federal Hemp Compliance Resources
According to Florida’s State Hemp Program, all labs must be ISO 17025-accredited and utilize testing protocols that are proven reliable based upon proposed standards set forth by the state’s Department of Health and Agriculture. In accordance with the rules, all laboratories must report results directly to the appropriate regulatory agency.
According to the USDA’s rules, hemp plants and extracts must contain less than 0.3% total THC on a dry weight basis, which is defined by the following equation:
TOTAL THC = (%THCA*.877) + %Delta9
The rules also require that samples are tested via gas or liquid chromatography methods. ACS laboratory meets all requirements.
The USDA’s regulations do not require pesticide and contaminant testing for industrial hemp; however, most states require safety testing for ingestible extracts and smokable products.
Regarding extracts, the FDA is currently investigating questions about the science, safety and quality of ingestible products made from hemp-derived CBD. While the federal government investigates, Florida (along with other states) has approved hemp-derived extracts, food and supplements.
our full panel contaminant test includes
FLORIDA Compliance: What you need to know
In July 2019, Florida established a State Hemp Program through Senate Bill 1020. In October 2019, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) submitted proposed rules to the USDA for review. In April 2020, these rules were approved.
ACS Laboratory is up to date and compliant with Florida’s rules for industrial hemp and hemp extracts.
FLORIDA Hemp Compliance Resources
According to Florida’s State Hemp Program, all designated labs must be ISO 17025-accredited, DEA-registered and utilize testing protocols that are proven reliable.
Based on Florida’s State Hemp Program rules, designated laboratories must report compliance results directly to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS).
Hemp must contain less than 0.3% total THC on a dry weight basis in order to be eligible for sale. Growers and processors must work with a Florida-designated laboratory that can report the results to the state.
Florida’s State Hemp Program specifies rules related to usage and allowable limits of pesticides, mycotoxins, pathogenic microbiology, heavy metals and residual solvents.
At ACS Laboratory, we conduct comprehensive panels to ensure that all hemp and CBD are below the proposed limits to ensure their safety for end consumers.
our full panel contaminant test includes
At ACS Laboratory, we also conduct R+D testing, intended for manufacturers and cultivators who want to utilize the results to improve the process of creating CBD products. R&D tests are conducted using the same protocols as compliance tests. On the other hand, you would choose compliance testing once R&D testing has been completed and products are known to be within the rules and regulations set forth.
Compliance testing is the final piece of the regulatory puzzle to ensure all products are what they are supposed to be and consumers are provided quality products.
**Disclaimer: This content is current as of 09/14/2020. It is meant to be a guiding resource and should not be used to replace legal counsel. Please speak to a lawyer to confirm all questions related to compliance testing.