What is a Heavy Metal?
Heavy metals are high-density metals found in the environment that can be both harmful (as detailed above) or beneficial to humans at certain levels, such as iron. These metals are easily transferred into our food supply and have become a growing health concern for cannabis and hemp consumers.

Inhalation or ingestion of heavy metals can cause severe illness, including neurotoxicity, in humans. By nature, the cannabis and hemp plant will accumulate metals and other elements from the air, soil, water, pesticides, and fertilizers in their cultivation environment—both outdoors and indoors. Heavy metals can also be introduced during the manufacturing process and can hide in surprising places such as in the hardware or final packaging of the product.

We Test for 20 Heavy Metals:

    • Auminum (Al),
    • Mercury (Hg)*
    • Barium (Ba)
    • Antimony (Sb)
    • Molybdenum (Mo)
    • Silver (Ag)
    • Arsenic (As)*
    • Nickel (Ni)
    • Beryllium (Be)
    • Selenium (Se)
    • Cadmium (Cd)*
    • Thallium (Tl)
    • Chromium (Cr)
    • Thorium (Th)
    • Cobalt (Co)
    • Copper (Cu),
    • Vanadium (V)
    • Lead (Pb)*
    • Zinc (Zn)
    • Manganese (Mn)


    * Indicates are required for certain compliance testing