How California Cannabis Testing Lab SC Labs Does the Job of the Health Department

Merry Jane posted a great video interview of Nate Winokur, Regional Manager of SC Labs, the California testing lab, as part of its “Seed to Strain” series. SC Labs services the state out of its labs in Santa Cruz and Santa Ana.


  • The lab finds all sorts of harmful pathogens like E. coli, enterobacteria and aspergillus
  • Up to 20% failure rate of samples
  • California has no mandated safety testing
  • Nate explained how the sample is handled and the instruments used
  • Residual solvent tests are the most popular ones ordered
  • Phosphorous is a common chemical detected (Phosphoload)
  • SC Labs often finds dangerous pesticides
  • Epilepsy patients are a large part of the testing population
  • The industry is ahead of the regulators

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