Leafly Certified Labs Program
Trusted products start with trusted labs
Trusted products start with trusted labs
At Leafly, we believe people deserve accurate information about the cannabis products they consume so they can have confidence in their purchase and in their experience. That’s why we designed the Leafly Certified Labs Program to combat inconsistency in cannabis testing. The Leafly Certified Labs Program helps ensure that cannabis lab data on Leafly comes from labs that have been confirmed to provide results that consumers can trust.
The founding Leafly Certified Lab Program members share Leafly’s commitment to providing accurate and trustworthy product data and creating a data-driven view of cannabis that empowers consumers, brands and retailers.
"Analytical reports should always be verifiable, reproducible, and legally defensible, yet some laboratories operating in the cannabis space continue to falsify data and refuse to show any form of validation. This program encourages transparency and integrity by providing a platform, supported by quality data, intended to help educate and reassure consumers.”
George Fernandez, CEO, Modern Canna, Florida
"Leafly’s considerable reach and influence would be nothing without their ability to adapt to new information in the rapidly evolving science of cannabis. The problem solving and critical thinking skills displayed by their teams is what keeps Leafly at the cutting edge of cannabis product classification. We are beginning a new era in herbal medical science, and Leafly operates at an important junction between information and consumer awareness.”
Nick Mosely M.S., CEO, Confidence Analytics, Washington
"As Canada’s largest dedicated cannabis analytical testing laboratory, Anandia is proud to be a first mover in this initiative to independently verify the quality and chemistry of cannabis product. Our partnership with Leafly will not only provide our clients with accurate testing results, it will also enable them to communicate better with consumers about the differentiating elements of their products.”
John Coleman, President, Anandia, Vancouver, British Columbia
"“A large part of CannTest's mission is to empower consumers with accurate and reliable information. Leafly's partnership with CannTest, and other reliable labs nationwide, provides a way to get more scientifically backed information to consumers. This resource should prove a valuable tool for increasing knowledge and trust across our industry.””
Dr. Jonathan Rupp Strong, Scientific Director, CannTest, Alaska
"Chemhistory is grateful to participate in this much needed movement towards transparency and accuracy amongst cannabis testing laboratories. Trust is everything to consumers and earning that trust is an honor. We thank Leafly for their leadership in creating this program.”
Alex Hoggan, CEO, ChemHistory, Oregon
"PSI Labs is excited to join the Leafly Certified Lab program, contributing our data to help promote scientific integrity and knowledge transfer nationwide. PSI Labs has set benchmarks for quality control, transparency and scientific integrity in the Michigan cannabis industry. We are confident that our partnership with Leafly will promote accountability and transparency in the testing industry while also improving consumer access to high quality scientific data and our collective knowledge of cannabis chemistry.”Benjamin J. Rosman, JD, CEO and Co-Founder, PSI Labs, Michigan
"We’ve entered a phase in our relationship with cannabis that is driven by data instead of anecdote or hearsay. It is among SC Labs' core values to provide reliable and transparent data so that the cannabis supply-chain can make more deliberate and informed choices from safe and consistent products—a philosophy that aligns perfectly with our partnership with Leafly. Leafly has done an amazing job to take this a step further by interpreting that data with a visual language that advances our perception of quality, flavor, and effect. Our shared effort marks a significant milestone in the way consumers will evaluate cannabis.”
Jeff Gray, CEO and Co-Founder, SC Labs, California
Leafly uses a multi-phase evaluation process along with a combination of factors when partnering with labs. Among the things we look for are: what cannabinoids and terpenes are being measured, how do measurements compare to what is observed in other labs, and the scientific literature.
Chemical makeup plays a crucial role in the potential effects of a given strain and while these can vary by producer, Leafly’s lab partnership provides an aggregated view into what the most common profile for a given strain when sourcing strains from multiple producers. Strains can be highly consistent across growers and can also have distinct chemotypes (chemical varieties) which are seen by different growers under the same strain name. Where possible, Leafly will surface this information to consumers on its strain pages to help them make the most informed cannabis decisions.
No, there are many cannabis testing labs in every region with legal access to cannabis. Leafly’s integration efforts with lab partners can be labor-intensive and due to technical constraints Leafly can’t always integrate with interested, reputable labs, but be sure to check back in as we continue to onboard new partners.