ANAB provides accreditation for laboratories that perform analytical testing of cannabis and cannabis-derived products, including oils, edibles, drinks, concentrates, flowers, butters, and waxes, and hemp and products derived from hemp. Testing of cannabis products is necessary to demonstrate that they are safe for consumption and free from harmful levels of contaminants and adulterants. 

Video: Accreditation Manager Matt Sica describes the five-step accreditation process and discusses how to prepare for a successful outcome, documents labs are required to submit for accreditation, and the main challenges cannabis labs face.

ANAB accredits cannabis testing laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025 for a variety of relevant tests, including:

  • Cannabinoid testing and content (e.g., THC, THCV, CBD, CBDV, CBG, CBC, and CBN)
  • Terpene profile 
  • Pesticides, fungicides/plant growth regulators 
  • Microbiological contaminants  such as mold, insects, and bacteria
  • Residual solvents

Demand for testing laboratories is growing as many states have legalized medical marijuana and some have implemented specific mandates for testing protocols. ANAB can accredit your lab to meet regulatory and state specific requirements.

ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation provides a third party-review process to determine the technical competency of the laboratory, providing confidence to customers that dosing is correct and products are safe for consumption.

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 Absolute Standards, an ISO/IEC 17043 accredited proficiency testing provider, now offers CRMs and proficiency tests for THC, total THC, and terpenes that are in line with medical marijuana method scopes to include GC-FID, LC PDA, GC-MSD, and LC-MSD.

For more information about ANAB cannabis testing laboratory accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 or to obtain a quote, contact Roger Muse at or 414-501-5455.

ISO/IEC 17025 Documents (including FA 2004, MA 2100, AR 2250, and other documents)