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Steep Hill provides analytical services for legally-authorized distributors, producers, and licensed regulators of cannabis. As one of the first laboratories to focus on testing medical marijuana in the country, we first opened our doors in 2008 to help facilitate good practices in every facet of the cannabis industry. We are the original cannabis testing lab, founded by true pioneers of the Californian Cannabis Industry. Steep Hill measures the purity and safety of all products containing active cannabinoids.

Scientific Consulting

We offer consulting services in the areas of cannabis safety, regulation testing, agricultural advice, product development, and cultivation science: integrated pest management and environmental screening.

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Cultivation Science

The Cultivation Science department addresses the specialized needs of cultivators, manufacturers, and distributors of cannabis products. The primary focus of Cultivation Science is to establish repeatable, compliant practices in cultivation and processing to increase consumer confidence and protections while proactively addressing regulatory failures and preventing costly remediation.

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Potency Testing

We take the mystery out of medical cannabis. Through rigorous quality-standard protocols, we help cultivators, dispensaries, manufacturers, and consumers prove the consistency, and potency of all cannabis products that pass through our labs. We quantify concentrations of 20 cannabinoids and as many as 43 terpenes (depending on location).

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Genetic Services

Steep Hill offers consultation services in the genetics of cannabis, cannabis physiology and biochemistry, consultation for the development and refinement of breeding, cannabis genomics, and guidance in marker-assisted breeding. In over a decade of operation, Steep Hill has collected and performed hundreds of thousands of samples and tests and has a database of DNA sequences from cannabis unrivaled in the industry.

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Safety Screening

Steep Hill cannabis safety testing includes Quantified Pesticide Analysis, which provides a concentration report of residues in parts per million (ppm) and screenings for Microbiological Contaminants and Mold/Mycotoxins.

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