Plans and Pricing

See below some of our most common packages we offer see “Extended Pricing List” for al la cart and additional packages we offer. 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

What testing do I need?

-While individual testing protocols will be different for each client, there are certainly some standard tests required by law to ensure any cannabis product meets the legal requirements for health and safety, and the trade standards for potency. As such, the necessary tests are detailed in Department of Health Regulations and include: water activity, moisture content, heavy metal analysis, pesticide screening, microbial assay and solvent quantitation when needed.  Note that the aforementioned tests are primarily for sale-ready products. Highly useful tests are also offered for young, growing, and mature plants, to ensure each batch is developing as intended. Early testing for example, is especially prudent for cultivators looking to hybridize, breed, or otherwise manipulate the genetic properties of a specific strain.

What testing do I need?

-While individual testing protocols will be different for each client, there are certainly some standard tests required by law to ensure any cannabis product meets the legal requirements for health and safety, and the trade standards for potency. As such, the necessary tests are detailed in Department of Health Regulations and include: water activity, moisture content, heavy metal analysis, pesticide screening, microbial assay and solvent quantitation when needed.  Note that the aforementioned tests are primarily for sale-ready products. Highly useful tests are also offered for young, growing, and mature plants, to ensure each batch is developing as intended. Early testing for example, is especially prudent for cultivators looking to hybridize, breed, or otherwise manipulate the genetic properties of a specific strain.

How quick can I have my results?

Test turnaround times will vary depending on the volume and complexity of the scheduled tests. Overall, we aim to meet all client orders within 3-5 days of receiving the sample; express testing at a 24-36 hour turnaround time is offered for an additional fee. Note that greater sample volumes and regular testing schedules allow our lab techs to run optimized batches—this lowers the testing cost to both the lab and the client.

When do I order Residual Solvents tests?

Any cannabis product that is processed in any way after harvesting/curing, or sold in any other form than dried flower, should be tested for residual solvents. This includes products like wax, shatter, edibles(baked or mixed), tinctures, e-liquids, extracts, and any other formulations that require the addition of external ingredients to regular cannabis plant-matter. Note that, as a manufacturer, it is your duty to fully disclose your extraction methods—this is to ensure testing is done for analytes appropriate to your specific methods. In lieu of this necessity, MaryGold Labs is happy to provide any assurances you deem necessary to ensure your extraction methodology is kept confidential.

Do you conduct QC/QA plans?

Yes! In fact we strongly recommend them. Quality Control(QC) and Quality Assurance(QA) plans are a standard practice in any respectable large-scale manufacturing industry, because they provide assurances to both the consumer and the manufacturer alike. As such, MaryGold Labs provides initial consultations for QA/QC plans on a per-client basis completely free—and we encourage any cultivators (large- or small-scale) to thoroughly explore quality testing practices.

What is the value of QA/QC testing?

Quality testing is widely used in every field, for a number of consistent reasons. Effective QA/QC plans are marketable, and provide a compelling reassurance to consumers about the safety, efficacy, and reputability of the product they’re buying—and the company they’re buying it from. Furthermore, quality testing is financially responsible in the long-term. Thorough QA/QC archived data offers manufacturers the ability to conduct internal overhead cost tracking, cost-benefit analyses on future R&D projects, marketing data on on sales trends for individual products, and liability and litigious support as empirical data.

How are tests done?

Testing methodology is highly varied and specialized depending on each individual test. Overall, the testing process begins with proper sample collection and sample preparation.  The prepared sample is then analyzed through one of the several highly specialized and complex machines designed to quantify and qualify specific chemical properties of said sample. The same sample or sampled material will usually pass through several tests and machines, depending on the data desired by the client. The analytical data is then collected and interpreted by our experienced lab technicians, and compiled in to a reader-friendly report for each valued client..

How is sampling done?

Sampling protocols vary depending on the type of test being conducted. To ensure accurate sampling collection, and to simplify the entire process, MaryGold lab techs will happily travel to conduct sampling in-person for our clients. Once collected, a sample will usually be processed into an appropriate testing medium at the lab via grinding, drying, freezing, solvent mixing, or otherwise manipulating the sample in preparation for its respective testing protocol. To prepare for testing, the sample may be processed into either a liquid, powder, or gaseous state.

Do you consult?

Yes, gladly! We are passionately supportive of any potential research or product development ideas you may have. Contact us today to set up a convenient time to meet and discuss any potential interests and ventures.

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