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Analytical Testing of Marihuana for Medical Purposes

As of March 31, 2014, the current Canadian Marihuana Medical Access Regulations will be repealed and the new Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) will be in effect and the Marihuana Medical Access Program will be the control through which Medical Marihuana will be available to registered users through licenced producers.

QCL Quality Compliance Laboratories Inc., a Health Canada registered Medical Marijuana testing laboratory,performs a wide variety of microbiological and analytical tests for licensed producers of Medicinal Marihuana (MM)under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) in compliance with governing cGMP regulations.

QCL Quality Compliance Laboratories Inc. has all the licenses and the controls in place to legally possess and work with the raw herb (cannabis) and its active ingredients. We provide analytical R&D and quality control testing on a large variety of cannabis based products screening for cannabinoids, terpenes, microbiological contaminants, pesticides and residual solvents. To provide our quality services to Medical Marihuana Licensed Producers in line with Health Canada’s cGMP Pharmaceutical regulation, there is mandatory information required prior to commencement of providing technical services and consultation. It is our mandate to keep all of our clients’ information and communication confidential and our clients need to have an overview of our controls, practices, and requirements for testing and custody of their materials or products.

The following items will be delineated in our Confidentiality Disclosure Agreement (CDA) and Quality Assurance Agreement (QAA) which must be in place prior to providing technical consultation and receiving samples for analysis:


  • Full name and address of the Medicinal Marihuana Licensed Producer
  • A list and contact information (email address and phone number) of the approved designated personnel responsible for licensed activities (RPIC, A/RPIC)
  • The name and contact information (email and phone number) of the person(s) responsible for providing technical information (required tests, analytical procedures, specifications) and receiving test results through the Certificate of Analysis (CoA).
  • A list of analytical and microbiological tests required, specifications for each test and methods or references to them.
  • QCL can provide method development, method validation or transfer services if the client has that need.

QCL Quality Compliance Laboratories Inc. has their own validated analytical procedures which clients are at liberty to use for their products if they have none of their own. QCL can also recommend the minimum testing to comply with Health Canada requirements, if required, in order to assist clients in establishing their processes.

Our goal is to make our client’s process both successful and smooth in a speedy and cost effective manner. The requested information provides the venue to make this happen as it establishes readiness to proceed and identifies areas where more information may be necessary.

Cannabis is a controlled substance so it must be transported, received, tracked and stored in compliance with Health Canada guidelines for controlled drugs. QCL has procedures and security in place to comply with these guidelines. Our preferred process for disposal of controlled drugs is to request client authorized return of excess post-testing sample through chain of signature courier to the client for inclusion in their disposal process.