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WHERE TO FIND A COA
We have our COAs on our website as well as printed QR codes on our product’s packaging. If a product’s COA is not transparent be careful about purchasing hemp products from these companies.
CONFIRMING A COA IS REAL
Look for the report date on the COA. Large companies, who use a law of raw material, should have new COAs nearly every month or two. Smaller companies, like Sconi Boys, do not go through as much material – meaning that COAs are often a round for a bit longer. If a COA is six or more months old, proceed with caution, especially if it is a large company
Look at the Lab used. Not all hemp laboratories are created equal. Some labs are notorious for creating favorable results for their clients. If the lab used is registered with the DEA, it is a good indicator of legitimacy. There are many good and well-respected labs that include names such as ACS, KCA, and Kaycha.
Look at the name and photo of the product being sampled. The picture and/or description should match the product at hand. Sometimes, there may be two labs for the product if the
Look for the brand/company requesting the COA. The name should match the company. For example, Sconi Boys gets full-panel results for all distillates. You will see “Sconi Boys” listed on those tests. Sometimes, we use raw materials from other manufacturers. In the interim of producing our test, Sconi Boys may use the manufacturer’s COA. Instead of just passing this test off as our own, however, we indicate on the test that the test is from one of our partners. If a COA has markings or fonts that do not look original and there is no indication that the COA is from a partner, proceed with caution.
The bottom of each COA also holds important information as it goes more in-depth regarding the testing lab. Make sure to look for the lab’s license and credential. There should be a license number, which you can easily verify. A CLIA number is a good indicator that its a top lab, meeting the highest medical standards.
READING COA RESULTS
The first thing you want to look for on the COA is the summary section. The COA summary quickly provides results at a glance.
You will want to know the percentage of cannabinoids (CBD, CBG, CBN, Delta 8, THC-O) that your product contains. Although all hemp lab tests are a bit different, they do have some things in common. There should be a result section that tells you how many mg of each cannabanoid is in each gram of the product. Sometimes you may also see mg/ml if the product is in liquid form.
The percentage section takes the concentration from each cannabinoid from mg to gram to an overall percentage of the product, based on weight. You will want to make certain that the product is within legal limits. Each state is different, but generally, for states that do not allow marijuana, the legal limit is 0.3% Delta 9 THC. You will also find other cannabinoid percentages, to determine the effects you should feel from the product. For example, a product high in CBN will typically make you tired.
Full Panel Testing
In addition to a percentage of cannabinoids present, a full panel COA test for product contaminants such contaminants like residual solvents, heavy metals, mycotoxins, and pesticides. Each lab reports is a bit different, but typically a “PASS” means the products have passing results for contaminants. The full panel test shows the most common toxins in each category, all of which may cause illness, cognitive issues, and even death.
Digging deeper into this test is recommended. Full panel test should sow allowable limits for each contaminant. Typically the state or federal government will decide what is acceptable. Levels are measured by PPM, which means 1 mg/kg. As an example, if the test says 300ppm, it means that the product contains 300 mg for each kg of product weight. The “LOQ” on the test means that the test shows the containment is below the safety limit set (this is a good thing).
Not every COA is a full panel. For example, Sconi Boys gets a full panel test on all distillate (raw material) that is used in all of our products. This assures that there are no solvents, heavy metals, or dangerous fillers in our products. We use that distillate to make products, such as edibles. We get an additional potency test on the edibles to make sure serving sizes are accurate. A reputable company should at least have a full panel test on all distillates.
Publishing COAs, being completely transparent, is a good indication of the trust you can put in the company and the product.