Testing for pesticides and other contaminants has gained traction since the introduction of recreational cannabis in Washington. Confidence Analytics is a lab based out of Redmond, Washington, and they test products from some of the most well-known brands in the state. Not only are they testing for pesticides, but they check the accuracy of terpene and cannabinoid profiles we see on flower and extracts. They are what protects consumers from harmful pesticides. Testing facilities for cannabis are a key component in the recreational industry.
Tested With Confidence
Confidence Analytics is bridging the gap between farms and the consumer with their Tested With Confidence program. Tested With Confidence means Confidence Analytics will stand behind any of the test results, ensuring that they are accurate and correct. Their testing program is affordable for the grower. The consistency and accuracy of their testing build trust with the consumers.
The staff testing products at this lab, want to be able to tell their friends and families that the products they are using are safe. They want to be able
Public knowledge of these pesticides existing within cannabis products has also fueled the demand for accurate testing. Consumers are becoming more aware of what these pesticides and other contaminants can do to their bodies.
There are a total of 59 different pesticides that have various action levels that are tested for. Action levels refer to the parts per million or parts per billion that are allowed to appear within a cannabis product. These pesticides appear on both the Oregon and Washington pesticide list. A list of banned pesticides also exists. Confidence Analytics tests for both.
Other labs in the state are currently working with Confidence Analytics to develop a more uniform method of testing. This will also help develop more sensitive and finely tuned testing practices across the state. Consistent testing from all labs in Washington will benefit everyone. As consumers, we deserve to know what appears in our cannabis and farms deserve to have consistent and accurate results.