Cannabis Testing

Starter Guide

Beginner-Friendly Cannabis Testing Information

Whether you are new to cannabis lab testing or seeking options for an existing testing lab, our cannabis testing information guide has something for you! Follow the links below to learn about each type of test and the most common equipment for each process.

Our in-depth guide is ideal for you if you are building a new third-party cannabis testing lab or even if you are researching quality control analyses for your established cannabis testing facility. Regardless of your experience measuring cannabis quality, we have the equipment and expertise to set you up for success! Let AIM guide you through your lab creation or expansion with available analytical methods, hands-on or remote training, and installing your turnkey systems.

What You Can Expect From Cannabis Testing

Cannabis testing can have a variety of meanings. AIM provides tools and information to help your cannabis lab with THC and CBD potency testing along with measuring terpenes and other standard potency levels. We also offer equipment and educational resources on testing for added substances found in cannabis such as pesticides, metals, and more.

Reach Out For Cannabis Testing Information

Are you interested in speaking with a specialist about cannabis testing? Our experts can provide insights and information about testing for cannabis potency, THC, CBD (cannabinoids), terpenes, solvents, metals, pesticides, and more. Contact us for assistance in choosing the right solution for your needs. No two businesses are the same, and neither are any two testing solutions. We'll work with you to find the best fit for your needs, budget, and experience level.

  1. Cannabinoids/Potency
  2. Terpenes
  3. Residual Solvents
  4. Heavy Metals
  5. Pesticides

Explore AIM's Equipment Inventory

Equipment/Testing Method Matrix

Quick Reference Table

  HPLC Headspace GC or GC-MS Liquid GC or GC-MS ICP-MS LC-MS/MS GC-MS/MS


Residual Solvents


Heavy Metals



** For simple solvent analysis only. Headspace is preferred for most applications

**** Supplementary to LC/MS MS for certain pesticide analytes