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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is eligible to submit samples?
A: We accept samples from everyone. Individuals without a Cannabis Act license are limited to 30 grams of dried flower per submission or equivalent (150 grams of fresh cannabis, 300 grams of cannabis oil, 7.5 grams of concentrate, 300 grams of cannabis topical and/or 300 of cannabis edible). Customers with a valid Cannabis Act license may submit as much material as necessary.

Q: How much does testing cost?
A: Analysis of the four cannabinoids required by Health Canada to determine potency (THC, THCA, CBD, CBDA) is $125. An in depth analysis of 11 cannabinoids (THC, THC-A, CBD, CBD-A, CBC, CBDV, CBG, CBGA, CBN, THCV, delta-8-THC) is $250 CAD.

Q: How long will it take for me to receive my results?
A: Our team will contact you for billing upon receipt of samples. Turn around time for potency analysis is approximately 5 business days from receipt of payment. Your results will be sent as a Certificate of Analysis PDF.

Q: How much sample material is required for potency testing?
A: Minimum sample amounts are outlined below. Suggested sample amounts are larger. It is important to note that the larger the sample submitted the more accurate the results will be.

Test Name Minimum Sample Amount Suggested Sample Amount
Potency – Dried Cannabis Flower 1 gram 5 grams
Potency – Dried Hemp Chaff 1 dried flowering inflorescence 5 dried flowering inflorescences from different plants of the same strain in the same stand
Potency – Cannabis Oil 1 mL 5 mL
Potency – Cannabis Concentrate 1 gram // 1 mL 2+ grams // 2+ mL
Potency – Edible Cannabis, Topical, Other Unlisted Product Contact us at orders@vivariant.com for guidance

Q: Why do larger samples produce a better average?
A: For cannabis flower and hemp chaff, cannabinoids are distributed unevenly throughout the flower, plant and field. We grind samples to a uniform powder prior to analysis, therefor more material creates a better average.

Q: Can I have my material back after it is analyzed?
A: Sample submission to our laboratory is a one-way journey. All leftover material is destroyed after testing in order to comply with Health Canada requirements.

Q: Can customers outside of Canada submit samples?
A: Customers from countries where cannabis or hemp is federally legal are eligable to submit samples. International shipments will require us to file for an import permits, please contact us.