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How to Read Lab Test Results for Delta 8 THC and Toxins?

Trustworthy and legitimate businesses are working with approved third-party laboratories to publish their lab results with a certificate of analysis (COA). Delta Gummies by High Future has partnered up with Green Leaf Labs, a California licensed cannabis testing and CBD Hemp analysis laboratory. Click here for our Test Results for reference.


A certificate of analysis (COA) is a validated document that lists the testing facility, the brand and product in question, as well as the strength of the components the product contains. The terms "ingredients" in relation to hemp, CBD, and cannabis refer to cannabinoids like THC, CBD, CBG, and CBN.

The COA is essential for customers to use in determining whether or not the product is free of dangerous contaminants such heavy metals, pesticides, molds, and germs in addition to the strength of the contents. All items must be tested in accordance with State and USDA regulations. Avoid consuming or purchasing the product if there is no COA accessible.

First Things to Look for when reading Delta 8-THC results:

  1. Lab Name - In order to validate the third-party laboratory's legitimacy and presence, make sure its name is prominently displayed.

  2. Safety Testing - Look to whether it passed all safety tests for pollutants (such as residual solvents, heavy metals, pathogenic microorganisms, etc.). This type of COA shows a full panel rather than just potency testing because both ingredient and safety information are available.

  3. Potency Of All Cannabinoids - You may view the potency findings for the most popular and useful cannabinoids below the testing summary. As a consumer, you most likely want to know how much CBD, CBG, CBN, or delta 8-THC and delta 9-THC is in the product to provide the desired effect. Additionally, you should make sure that any hemp products you buy don't exceed the legal delta 9-THC level of. 3%. You want to know for sure before buying.

How to read the Delta 8-THC lab results in more detail - RESIDUAL SOLVENTS & HEAVY METALS

You should in this instance begin with the Action Level column, which lists the acceptable safe levels for each analyte.

Additionally, you might have noticed that the Action Level is expressed in ppm or ppb. 1 PPB is equal to 1 ug/kg, while 1 PPM is 1 mg/kg.

Let's move on to the most crucial portion of each safety test section, the Result column. First when a pesticide, metal, or microbial analyte is proven to be below the maximum permitted level, it is referred to as being "less than the Limit of Quantification," or “<LOQ." The result “ND” means None Detected.

How to read the Delta 8-THC lab results in more detail - POTENCY

You can find out how many mg of each cannabinoid are concentrated in one gram of the product in the Result (mg/g) column.

The % column transforms each cannabinoid's concentration from milligrams per gram to a percentage of the product's total weight. This conversion only offers a different perspective on the same Result, which is frequently simpler for customers to comprehend.

Again, “ND” means None Detected.


Cannabis businesses that use third-party testing demonstrate their commitment to quality and client safety. Additionally, it demonstrates their openness and honesty that they are prepared to post the COA alongside the goods. Customers demand complete openness in this period of regulatory uncertainty, especially how the Delta 8 market has been flooded with products containing delta 9-THC and various toxic residual solvents and metals.

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