(a) The laboratory shall develop and implement a LQA program to assure the reliability and validity of the analytical data produced by the laboratory. The LQA program shall, at minimum, include a written LQA manual that addresses the following: (1) Quality control procedures; (2) Laboratory organization and employee training and responsibilities; (3) LQA objectives for measurement data; (4) Traceability of data and analytical results; (5) Instrument maintenance, calibration procedures, and frequency; (6) Performance and system audits; (7) Steps to change processes when necessary; (8) Record retention; (9) Test procedure standardization; and (10) Method validation. (b) The supervisory or management laboratory employee shall annually review, amend if necessary, and approve the LQA program and manual both when they are created and when there is a change in methods, laboratory equipment, or the supervisory or management laboratory employee. Authority: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26100, 26104 and 26110, Business and Professions Code.
(a) The laboratory shall analyze a sample of cannabis or cannabis product to determine whether the terpenoid profile of the sample conforms to the labeled content of terpenoids. (b) The laboratory shall report the result of the terpenoid testing on the COA both as a percentage and in milligrams per gram (mg/g) and indicate “pass” or “fail” on the COA. (c) A sample shall be deemed to have passed the terpenoid testing if the concentration of terpenoids does not exceed the labeled content of total terpenoids, plus or minus 10 percent. (d) If a sample fails terpenoid testing, the batch from which the sample was collected fails terpenoid testing and shall not be released for retail sale. Authority: Section 26013, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 26100, 26104 and 26110, Business and Professions Code.