ANAB provides accreditation for laboratories that do 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. 

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.

This diagram outlines the ANAB accreditation process:

Accreditation Process

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.

To learn more about ANAB cannabis testing laboratory accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025, contact Roger Muse at rmuse@anab.org or 414-501-5455.

ISO/IEC 17025 Documents