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Understanding a Certificate of Analysis: A Focus on Metals and Residual Solvents

By Jini Glaros

Published: Jan 26, 2023   
Someone in goggles and a mask inspects a part of a cannabis plant.

All medical cannabis products should have an accompanying certificate of analysis (CoA) that allows the consumer to know the potency and terpene concentration of the product along with any information regarding contaminants that may or may not be present.

Written by expert cannabis laboratory analysts, this Analytical Cannabis How to Guide provides a general overview of the dangers that heavy metals and residual solvents pose to the human body and how these contaminants appear on a CoA.

It is the third in a series on Understanding a Certificate of Analysis. The previous two entries can be viewed here:

  1. Understanding a Certificate of Analysis
  2. Understanding a Certificate of Analysis: A Focus on Pesticides and Microbials

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