There is a lot changing in Cannabis testing in 2018 and PhytaTech is here to support your testing needs.
Here is a direct link to the MED Adopted rules for both Retail and Medical Marijuana.
Of note, significant changes to the Residual Solvent Contamination test include new solvents and new regulatory limits, mycotoxin testing language is included, pesticide testing of flowers/trim is mentioned, and Residual Solvent Contamination testing and Microbial contamination testing of medical marijuana products will soon be enacted. The MED will send industry bulletins when Mycotoxins, Pesticides and Medical Marijuana Microbial testing will become mandatory. Medical RSA mandate begins 01.01.2018.
New Residual Solvent Limits Are (Effective 01.01.2018):
Acetone < 1,000 ppm
Butanes (n-butane and iso-butane) < 1,000 ppm
Ethanol < 1,000 ppm (For inhaled products only)
Heptanes < 1,000 ppm
Isopropyl Alcohol < 1,000 ppm
Propane < 1,000 ppm
Benzene < 2 ppm
Toluene < 180 ppm
Pentane < 1,000 ppm
Hexane < 60 ppm
Total Xylenes (m, p, o-xylenes) < 430 ppm
New Pesticide limits are (not effective until MED industry bulletin published):
Abamectin (Avermectins: B1a & B1b) < 70 ppb
Azoxystrobin < 20 ppb
Bifenzate < 20 ppb
Etoxazole < 10 ppb
Imazalil < 40 ppb
Imidacloprid < 20 ppb
Malathion < 50 ppb
Myclobutanil < 40 ppb
Permethrin (isomeric mix) < 40 ppb
Spinosad (Mixture of A & D) < 60 ppb
Spiromesifen < 30 ppb
Spirotetramat < 20 ppb
Tebuconazole < 10 ppb
New mycotoxin limits are (not effective until MED industry bulletin published):
Aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1, and G2) < 20 ppb (Sum of all)
Ochratoxin A < 20 ppb
Remember test batches are to be 4 to 14.5 grams based on the size of your batch and you will need to submit these in one container, already homogenized. There is also rolling testing required after you receive process validation so make sure to submit samples to stay compliant!