Understanding the Test Reports
We attach a QR code to all of our packaging linking relevant, 3rd party, lab test results for all of our products. Many of the tests we have performed are voluntary; they are not required by state or federal law. We believe these tests we do voluntarily should be required in order to:
· ensure consumer safety
· better inform consumers about the products they are using
· and ensure consumers peace of mind.
New Day Wellness actively advocates for more stringent testing requirements. Until that happens, we will continue to voluntarily test our products.
KEY THINGS TO LOOK FOR ON LABORATORY TEST RESULTS:
· Potency Testing (THC and CBD)
· Microbiological Testing (for example, Salmonella)
· Pesticide Testing
While you may read all the test result details, here are the important things to look for;
1. Potency. The 2 most popular results are THC and CBD. This portion of the test may also contain information about other cannabinoids in the product. Pay attention to CBG, CBC, CBN, and other minor cannabinoids, which are especially important for medicinal uses.
2. Pesticides. This testing is for disallowed pesticides and is represented on the results as a clear “PASS” or “FAIL.” It is important to note that even if some pesticides are detected, if they are below the recognized “action level”, the product still passes. It’s unfortunate that pesticides are found in everything, including USDA “Organic” products that consumers purchase every day.
3. Terpenes. Terpenes are beneficial, naturally occurring compounds found in plants and a key component to essential oils. For example, the smell of a pine tree is from its production of the terpene, pinene. It is now understood that terpenes play a big role in the interaction and efficacy of cannabinoids, like THC and CBD, with our body’s own endocannabinoid system. These results are very important in flower and concentrate products, but, in some cases they may not be included when testing is pointless because of the formulation of the product.