Pesticide Testing for Cannabis Products

Pesticide use in cannabis cultivation.

The responsible use of pesticides can promote cannabis plant health and increase crop yield; unfortunately, the same active ingredients in pesticides that inhibit pest viability also have negative effects in humans.

What are the risks of pesticides in cannabis products?

Pesticides have been linked to a wide range of human health hazards, ranging from short-term impacts including headaches and nausea, to chronic impacts including cancer, reproductive harm, and endocrine disruption. Assessing the presence of residual pesticides in cannabis products helps ensure that any remaining material is within the acceptable tolerable limits, promoting end-user safety and product efficacy.

The Kanabolytix approach to pesticide testing in cannabis.

The Kanabolytix pesticide testing service uses high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with mass selective detection (MSD) to test for a wide variety of typical pesticide classes in cannabis materials.

  • Carbamates
  • Neonicotinoids
  • Organophosphates
  • Pyrazoles
  • Pyrethroids
  • Strobins