Steep Hill is an independently owned and operated cannabis analysis, biotechnology, and research and development facility. We seek to empower cultivators, dispensaries, manufacturers, and consumers with a transparent understanding of cannabis science.
Our analytical laboratory measures the potency and safety of all cannabinoid infused products and medicines. We use premium instruments and qualified methodologies to quantify up to 20 cannabinoids, as many as 42 terpenes, microbiological/ pesticide contaminants, and residual solvents.
Leverage Steep Hill’s science, technology, brand and regulatory expertise to jumpstart a third-party testing services business in your state, province or country. As a Steep Hill licensee, you can take advantage of the best science in the business right out of the gate by leveraging our SOPs, LIMS system, online reporting for customers, marketing and global web presence.
Leaders in Cannabis Science
Science 2008, Steep Hill Lab has been Leading the Science of Cannabis. Illuminate the mysteries of cannabis science by exploring our own research and ever-expanding library of scientific resources!
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Mycotoxins, Molds, & Medical Cannabis
Molds (fungus) are living organisms that are often involved with the decomposition of organic matter. During the lifespan of a mold, it produces chemicals, by-products, and metabolites (like the alcohol produced by yeast during beer fermentation), including mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are so-named because they have been shown to be highly toxic to humans, animals, and plants. Along with acute toxicity (an immediate illness), continuous exposure to a specific mycotoxin often results in an allergic reaction resulting from buildup over time, that has the potential to be lethal to some patients. Once a patient becomes sick with a mycotoxin-induced type of allergy, the patient can remain allergic, becoming progressively sicker with each new exposure. Testing for mycotoxins — and removing them from cannabis flowers — is critical.