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YOUR CANNABIS REGULATORY GUIDELINES AND FAST-TRACK TO SOLUTIONS.

As the cannabis industry matures, so do the pathogen testing regulations designed to ensure safe sales and use of Cannabis.

While no national standard for microbial safety of Cannabis exists today, state regulators set identification targets for both pathogen species and concentration levels. Below you can find out exactly what the state your Cannabis lab, grow or processing operation does business in requires and regulates.

In addition, we’ll help you quickly identify the PathogenDx assay designed to drive detection and quantification with industry-lead efficiencies. Start your exploration on the map below—and discover why we’re setting the standard in microbial testing.

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Milan Patel, PathogenDx CEO, provides a quick introduction to the state of Cannabis pathogen testing regulations.

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No regulations
Moderate regulations
Hight regulations
Alabama

Medical Legalized

View Regulations

No Testing Regulations
(as of 12/2021)

Alaska

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Medical + Adult-use Legalized

Salmonella

Less than 1 colony forming unit CFU/g

STEC

Less than 1 colony forming unit CFU/g

Aspergillus
A. flavus
B. fumigatus
C. niger

Less than 1 colony forming unit CFU/g

Arizona

Medical Regulations
Adult-Use Regulations

Medical + Adult-use Legalized

Adult Use

E.Coli

100 CFU/g

Salmonella

Detectable in 1 gram

Medical Use

E.Coli

100 CFU/g

Salmonella

Detectable in 1 gram

Aspergillus
A. flavus
A. fumigatus
A. niger
A. terreus

Inhalable: Detectable in 1 gram

Arkansas

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Medical Legalized

Total Coliform

If detected, sample must then be tested for E. coli

E. coli

If more than 100 CFU/g sample fails

California

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Medical + Adult-use Legalized

 

Berkeley, California

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Medical + Adult-use Legalized

Inhalable cannabis and cannabis products

Salmonella spp.

is not detected in 1 gram

STEC

is not detected in 1 gram

Aspergillus
● A. flavus
● A. fumigatus
● A. niger
● A. terreus

is not detected in 1 gram

Non-inhalable cannabis and cannabis products

Salmonella spp.

is not detected in 1 gram

STEC

is not detected in 1 gram

Berkeley, California

Salmonella

0 CFU

E.Coli

0 CFU

Total Aerobic (APC)

<100,000 CFUs

Total Yeast Mold

APC < 10 CFUs

Pseudomonas

≤ 1,000 CFUs

Total Coliform

≤ 1,000 CFUs

Colorado

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Medical + Adult-use Legalized

Regulated Marijuana Flower and trim; Regulated Marijuana Products (other than Audited Product); Water-Based, Heat/Pressure-Based, and Food-Based Medical Marijuana Concentrate; Water-Based, Heat/Pressure-Based, and Food-Based Retail Marijuana Concentrate; Industrial Hemp Products; Pressurized Metered Dose Inhalers; Vaporizer Delivery Device

Salmonella

< 1 Colony Forming Unit CFU

STEC

< 1 Colony Forming Unit CFU

Total Yeast Mold

< 104 Colony Forming Unit CFU

Administration by metered dose nasal spray or vaginal administration

Total Yeast Mold

≤102 cfu/ml or ≤102 cfu/g

Total Aerobic

≤102 cfu/ml or ≤102 cfu/g

Staphylococcus aureus

Absent in 1 ml or 1 g

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Absent in 1 ml or 1 g

Bile Tolerant Gram Negative Bacteria

Absent in 1 ml or 1 g
(Only tested for administration by metered dose nasal spray products)

Candida Albicans

Absent in 1 ml or 1 g
(Only tested for vaginal administration products)

Rectal administration products

Total Yeast Mold

≤102 cfu/ml or ≤102 cfu/g

Total Aerobic

≤103 cfu/ml or ≤103 cfu/g

Connecticut

View Regulations
USP Regulations

Medical + Adult-use Legalized

Salmonella

Not detected in 10g

E.coli

Not detected in 10g

Total Aerobic

<105 Colony Forming Unit CFU

Total Yeast Mold

<103 Colony Forming Unit CFU

Bile Tolerant Gram Negative Bacteria

<103 Colony Forming Unit CFU

Pseudomonas

Absense in 1g or 1ml

Delaware

View Regulations

Medical Legalized

E.coli

N/A

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

N/A

Aspergillus
● A. flavus
● A. fumigatus
● A. niger
● A. terreus

N/A

Total Aerobic

N/A

Total Yeast Mold

N/A

Total Coliform

N/A

Staphylococcus Aureus

N/A

Washington DC

View Regulations

Medical + Adult-use Legalized

E.coli

< 100 CFU per gram

Salmonella spp.

0 CFU per gram

Total Aerobic

100,000 CFU per gram

Total Yeast and Mold

10,000 CFU per gram

Florida

View Regulations

Medical Legalized

Usable Whole Flower Marijuana, Derivative Products, and Edibles

Salmonella

STEC

Aspergillus
● A. flavus
● A. fumigatus
● A. niger
● A. terreus

Total Yeast and Mold

Non-Oral Transmucosal Products

Total Yeast and Mold

<10 CFU per gram

Staphylococcus aureus

<1 CFU per gram

Bile Tolerant Gram Negative Bacteria

<1 CFU per gram

Total Aerobic Microbial Count

<100 CFU per gram

Georgia

Not Legal

Medical use and Adult-use is not permitted
except for CBD oil for medical use.

Guam

View Regulations
(proposed, not finalized as of 12/2021)

Medical + Adult-use Legalized

Proposed Testing Regulations

Hawaii

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Medical Legalized

Unprocessed and processed materials

Salmonella

Not detected in 1 gram

E.coli

Not detected in 1 gram

Total Aerobic

<100,000 CFU per gram

Total Yeast Mold

<20,000 CFU per gram

Bile Tolerant Gram Negative Bacteria

<1,000 CFU per gram

Total Coliform

<1,000 CFU per gram

Aspergillus
● A. flavus
● A. fumigatus
● A. niger

<1 CFU per gram

Carbon dioxide and solvent based extracts

Salmonella

Not detected in 1 gram

E.coli

Not detected in 1 gram

Total Aerobic

<10,000 CFU per gram

Total Yeast Mold

<100 CFU per gram

Bile Tolerant Gram Negative

<100 CFU per gram

Total Coliform

<100 CFU per gram

Aspergillus
● A. flavus
● A. fumigatus
● A. niger

<1 CFU per gram

Illinois

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Medical + Adult-use Legalized

Salmonella

Not detected in 1 gram

STEC

Not detected in 1 gram

Total Aerobic

<104 CFU per gram

Total Aerobic

<103 CFU per gram

Bile Tolerant Gram Negative Bacteria

<102 CFU per gram

Total Coliform

<102 CFU per gram

Idaho

Not Legal

No testing regulations

Indiana

Not Legal

No testing regulations

Iowa

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Medical Legalized

Consumable Products

Salmonella

Not detected in 1 gram

STEC

Not detected in 1 gram

Total Aerobic

<103 CFU per gram

Total Yeast Mold

<102 CFU per gram

Inhalable Products

Salmonella

Not detected in 1 gram

STEC

Not detected in 1 gram

Total Aerobic

<102 CFU per gram

Total Yeast Mold

<101 CFU per gram

Aspergillus
● A. flavus
● A. fumigatus
● A. niger
● A. terreus

<102 CFU per gram

Non-consumable Products (Topical, Suppositories)

Total Aerobic

<103 CFU per gram

Total Yeast Mold

<102 CFU per gram

Kansas

Not Legal

No testing regulations

Kentucky

Not Legal

No testing regulations

Louisiana

View Regulations

Medical Legalized

Salmonella

<1 CFU/gram

STEC

<1 CFU/gram

Total Yeast Mold

<10,000 CFU/gram

Maine

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Medical + Adult-use Legalized

Unprocessed and Processed Plant Material

Salmonella spp.

<1 CFU/gram

E. coli

<1 CFU/gram

Total Aerobic

<105 CFU per gram

Total Yeast and Mold

<104 CFU per gram

Enterobacteriaceae

<103 CFU per gram

Total Coliform

<103 CFU per gram

CO2 and Solvent-Based Extracts

Salmonella spp.

<1 CFU/gram

E. coli

<1 CFU/gram

Total Aerobic

<104 CFU per gram

Total Yeast and Mold

<103 CFU per gram

Enterobacteriaceae

<102 CFU per gram

Total Coliform

<102 CFU per gram

Maryland

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Medical Legalized

Flower and Processed Products

Salmonella

None Detected

E.coli

<1 CFU per gram

Total Aerobic

<100,000 CFU per gram

Total Yeast Mold

<100,000 CFU per gram

Edibles Products

Total Coliforms

<10 CFU per gram

STEC

None Detected

Salmonella, spp

None Detected

L. monocytogenes

None Detected

Massachusetts

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Medical + Adult-use Legalized

Salmonella

Not Detected in 1 g

STEC

Not Detected in 1 g

Total Aerobic

<105 CFU per gram

Total Yeast Mold

<104 CFU per gram

Bile Tolerant Gram Negative Bacteria

<103 CFU per gram

Total Coliform

<103 CFU per gram

Michigan

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Medical + Adult-use Legalized

Bud, shake, trim, kief, and inhalable compound concentrate products (medical and adult-use)

Salmonella

Not Detected in 1 g

STEC

Not Detected in 1 g

Total Yeast Mold

<10,000 CFU/g (medical) <100,000 CFU/g (adult-use)

Total Coliform

<1,000 CFU/g

Aspergillus
A. flavus
A. fumigatus
A. niger
A. terreus

If Aspergillus spp. is detected, the sample fails.

Infused Products

Salmonella

Not Detected in 1 g

STEC

Not Detected in 1 g

Total Yeast Mold

<10,000 CFU/g

Total Coliform

<100 CFU/g

Aspergillus
A. flavus
A. fumigatus
A. niger
A. terreus

If Aspergillus spp. is detected, the sample fails

Non-CO2 and Non-Solvent based extracts

Salmonella

Not Detected in 1 g

STEC

Not Detected in 1 g

Total Yeast Mold

<1,000 CFU/g

Total Coliform

<100 CFU/g

Aspergillus
A. flavus
A. fumigatus
A. niger
A. terreus

If Aspergillus spp. is detected, the sample fails

Minnesota

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Medical Legalized

Salmonella

Not detected in 1 gram

E.coli

<7 CFU/g

Total Aerobic

<100,000 CFU/g

Total Yeast Mold

<1,000 CFU/g

Bile Tolerant Gram Negative Bacteria

<150 CFU/g

Mississippi

View Regulations

Medical Legalized

Inhalable cannabis and cannabis products

Salmonella spp.

is not detected in 1 gram

STEC

is not detected in 1 gram

Aspergillus
● A. flavus
● A. fumigatus
● A. niger
● A. terreus

is not detected in 1 gram

Non-inhalable cannabis and cannabis products

Salmonella spp.

is not detected in 1 gram

STEC

is not detected in 1 gram

Missouri

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Medical Legalized

Salmonella

Not Detected in 1 g

STEC

Not Detected in 1 g

Aspergillus
● A. flavus
● A. fumigatus
● A. niger
● A. terreus

Not Detected in 1 g

Montana

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Medical + Adult-use Legalized

Salmonella

Not Detected in 1 g

E.coli

Not Detected in 1 g

Total Yeast Mold

<10,000 CFU/g

Nebraska

Not Legal

No testing regulations

Nevada

View Regulations

Medical + Adult-use Legalized

Usable marijuana & crude collected resins, as received, and wet marijuana, as received, which is destined for extraction

Salmonella

Not Detected in 1 g

STEC

Not Detected in 1 g

Total Enterobacteriaceae

< 1,000 colony forming units per gram

Total Coliform

< 1,000 colony forming units per gram

Aspergillus
● A. flavus
● A. fumigatus
● A. niger
● A. terreus

Not Detected in 1 g

Total Yeast and Mold

< 10,000 colony forming units per gram

Extract of marijuana (nonsolvent) like hashish, bubble hash, infused dairy butter, mixtures of extracted products or oils or fats derived from natural sources, including concentrated marijuana extracted with CO2, Extract of marijuana (solvent-based) made with any approved solvent, including concentrated marijuana extracted by means other than with CO2

Salmonella

Total Yeast and Mold

STEC

Total Yeast and Mold

Total Enterobacteriaceae

< 100 colony forming units per gram

Aspergillus
● A. flavus
● A. fumigatus
● A. niger
● A. terreus

Total Yeast and Mold

Total Yeast and Mold

< 1,000 colony forming units per gram

Edible marijuana products and Liquid marijuana products, including, without limitation, soda or tonic, including a product which contains concentrated marijuana

Total Enterobacteriaceae

Not Detected in 1 g

Salmonella

Not Detected in 1 g

STEC

Not Detected in 1 g

Total aerobic count

< 100,000 colony forming units per gram

New Hampshire

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Medical Legalized

Harvested Cannabis

STEC

Not Detected in 1 g

Total Aerobic

< 105 CFU/g

Total Yeast Mold

< 104 CFU/g

Bile Tolerant Gram Negative Bacteria

< 103 CFU/g

Total Coliform

< 103 CFU/g

Salmonella

Not Detected in 1 g

Cannabis Concentrate

STEC

Not Detected in 1 g

Total Aerobic

< 104 CFU/g

Total Yeast Mold

< 103 CFU/g

Bile Tolerant Gram Negative

< 102 CFU/g

Total Coliform

< 102 CFU/g

Salmonella

Not Detected in 1 g

New Jersey

Medical + Adult-use Legalized

No testing regulations

New Mexico

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Medical Legalized
(Adult-use Legalized. Testing Rules not promulgated as of 8/26/21)

Chopped or Powdered Botanicals (Dried Usable Cannabis Not Extracted)

Total Aerobic Microbial Count

>100,000 cfu/g or cfu/mL

Total Combined Yeast & Mold Count

>1,000 cfu/g or cfu/mL

Bile-tolerant Gram-negative Bacteria

>1,000 cfu/g or cfu/mL

Absence of Salmonella spp. & E. coli

Absent In 10 grams cfu/g or cfu/mL