Medical marijuana treatment centers (MMTC’s) and hemp CBD producers in Florida may require environmental testing from time to time in order to stay in compliance with entities like the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Aside from holding ISO/IEC 17025 certifications for cannabis and hemp, Modern Canna also has a separate environmental laboratory which holds certifications for EPA testing methodologies that MMTCs and hemp CBD producers need in order to stay in compliance.

Cannabis and Hemp Producers Who Require Environmental Testing

Modern Canna’s environmental testing division is certified to help clients determine whether the waste they produce is hazardous or non-hazardous.

Solid Waste Testing

Before a solid material can be classified as a hazardous waste, it is known as a solid waste. Solid wastes are potentially subject to hazardous waste regulations. Solids analysis for regulatory entities is performed using the EPA methods compendium SW-846, which is part of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). RCRA is the only methods compendium that accommodates the analyses of solid materials and is typically used to assess damage to natural resources like groundwater reservoirs, agricultural lands, etc. RCRA is also used for waste characterization so waste producers know how to properly dispose of their byproducts.

Wastewater Testing

In order to comply with regulations like the Clean Water Act, companies that produce wastewater require reliable water testing laboratory services. Modern Canna’s environmental division offers wastewater testing services, primarily for Florida based cannabis and hemp companies. The state of Florida has nearly 8,000 lakes and is interlaced with rivers and streams that cover over 50,000 miles. Every single day, statewide wastewater discharge totals billions of gallons that need to be properly managed. The National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is a permit program created by the Clean Water Act.

Under many NPDES permits, industries and municipalities are required to complete a Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR). A DMR requires specific and accurate testing of wastewater samples.

Modern Canna offers a full range of services targeted toward compliance with these regulations. Some of these services include the following:

  • Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)
  • Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)
  • Total Organic Carbon (TOC)
  • Oil and Grease (O&G)
  • Total Suspended Solids (TSS)
  • Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

Contact Modern Canna for Cannabis Environmental Testing

Many of the largest global cannabis and hemp producers choose Modern Canna as their third-party laboratory testing provider because of our versatility and ability to serve as a one-stop-shop. Use our online contact form and a knowledgeable staff member will get back to you as soon as possible about our cannabis testing and environmental testing services. We offer outstanding customer support service and will answer any of your questions promptly and in-depth. We also offer courier, sampling, auditing, and consulting services. We look forward to serving you.