Holiday Schedule and Closures

To Our Phenomenal Clients,

We are altering our normal operating schedule to allow our extremely hard working team to spend time with their families, as well as complete important equipment maintenance over the holidays this year. Please see the calendar below for more information.

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We will stop accepting samples for Microbiological Screening on Wednesday, December 20th through Tuesday, December 26th.We will be accepting samples for all other tests until 1pm on December 21st. After 1pm, our office will be closed for sample drop-off and sample pick-ups through end of day, December 26th.

We will reopen as normal, Wednesday, December 27th

We will be closed Monday, January 1st.

We understand that we are an important part of your quality assurance program, so please plan accordingly, and let us know if you have any questions. We deeply appreciate your business and your understanding. Happy Holidays from the CW Analytical team!


All the Best,

- Team CW

CW Analytical at New West Summit 2017

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"Cannabis Lab Testing - Implications And Considerations Around New Testing Regulations For California Market"

Catch VP of Technical Operations, Dave Egerton speaking about how the new regs will effect the CA Cannabis industry. 

Friday October 13th, OCC 208 (Level 2), 11:00 AM (60min)

The New West Summit is being held at The Oakland Marriott City Center from Oct 13th-15th.

 About the New West Summit:

The first conference to focus exclusively on the game-changing, disruptive developments in technology, investment and media within the cannabis space.


Oakland, CA: CW Analytical Laboratories Inc, a leading laboratory in California’s Cannabis industry, and Orange Photonics Inc, producer of portable Cannabinoid analyzers, are pleased to announce their distribution partnership throughout the state of California.

Utilizing a modified version of the same high pressure liquid chromatography currently used to measure cannabinoid content in a laboratory setting, LightLab™ allows users to evaluate the potency of flowers and extracts from the location of their choosing.

“We’re thrilled to finally evaluate a portable analytical machine that measures analytes based upon a reference standard rather than a reference database currently used by portable infrared technologies,” says Dr. Robert Martin, CEO of CW Analytical. “This new machine has passed all of our testing trials with flying colors and is both reliable and affordable. We look forward to creating a new company to offer sales and user support for this exciting technology.”

While alternative options for on-demand potency testing usually lack affordability, reliability, and consistency, LightLab™ stands alone as the ideal solution for expanding CW Analytical’s already expansive potency and quality assurance testing options.

“Turnaround time is a huge pain point for our clients,” says Emily Richardson, Vice President of Business Development at CW Analytical. “Whether it’s an extractor making a purchasing decision on trim, or a grower refining a breeding program, LightLab™ offers an accurate and affordable way to measure Cannabinoid content on-site, without the time and logistics involved with getting a sample to our lab.”

“We are pleased to work with CW Analytical. Their commitment to analytical excellence and exceptional customer service makes them a natural partner for Orange Photonics.” says Stephanie McArdle, President of Orange Photonics. “Our customers will benefit from CW’s deep understanding of cannabis business operations and the opportunity to boost efficiency by integrating real-time quality control data from LightLab™.”


About CW Analytical Laboratories Inc:

A pioneer in Cannabis science, CW Analytical was one of the first laboratories of its kind to serve the Cannabis industry. The company was co-founded in 2009 by two scientists who noticed that the medical Cannabis industry in California was lacking the regulatory and quality assurance practices necessary to ensure the availability of clean, safe medicine. CW Analytical's team of scientists and industry experts has been providing stakeholders in California with important information about the safety, quality, and potency of medical Cannabis products long before any state mandate.

CW Analytical’s commitment to continuous innovation and technical development has led to the achievement of ISO 17025 accreditation, collaborative research, and the procurement of state-of-the-art analytical instruments to keep CW and their clients at the forefront of regulatory compliance.

CW Analytical's continued success is due to our commitment to providing clients with accurate, affordable data paired with unrivaled customer service. The company's mission is to enable clients to better serve their patients and compete in the medical Cannabis marketplace with the safest, cleanest, and most consistent medicine in California.


About Orange Photonics Inc.:

Orange Photonics, Inc. provides portable, onsite Cannabis potency analysis for growers, retailers and regulators. LightLab™, Orange Photonics’ flagship product, is a portable Cannabis analyzer that provides accurate potency data in under 10 minutes. The patent pending combination of liquid chromatography and spectroscopy includes technology used on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover. LightLab™ offers easy access to real-time potency data which means cultivators and concentrate producers can quickly modify manufacturing processes, fine-tune cultivation inputs, immediately value raw materials in their supply chain, and produce consistent, optimized end product.


Come Inside CW Analytical at the NCIA Cannabiz Conference June 12th, 2017!

We're excited to announce that for the second year in a row, we will be offering tours of our laboratory to NCIA conference attendees at 10:30am, 1:00pm and 3:30pm on Monday June 12th, 2017. While the first two tours are already sold out, there are still sign-ups available for the 3:30 tour. If you're interested in seeing some of the upgrades and fancy new pieces of equipment we've got in-house, get on the list! We'll also have an Orange Photonics LightLab (portable Cannabis potency testing device) set-up for viewing. We'll be announcing an exciting partnership with Orange Photonics in the coming days.  

Click here to read more about our tour



Draft Regulations Released for Cannabis Cultivation and Manufacturing on April 28th, 2017

The California Department of Public Health, The California Department of Food and Agriculture, and the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation today released proposed regulations for their respective areas of oversight - Cannabis Cultivation, Cannabis Manufacturing, and for the BMCR's document - all Cannabis licensees. The 45 day public comment period will end on June 13th. 

Click on the links below to read the full text of each document. 

Cannabis Manufacturing Proposed Regulations:

Cultivation Proposed Regulations:


BMCR Proposed Regulations: