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Columbia earns Emerald Badges for Cannabis Testing Proficiency

2021 Fall Emerald badges are in, and Columbia Laboratories has seven new badges to add to their list of achievements.

“It’s fantastic to see cannabis testing evolve for specificity and safety,” Derrick Tanner, GM of Columbia Laboratories. “We have always put consumer welfare at the forefront of our work and are glad to be able to showcase that with matrix specific proficiency testing for interlaboratory studies.”

In 2021, Columbia earned a total of 10 badges, including potency, heavy metals, micro and mycotoxins:

  • Micro Panel 1- Hemp: 
    • PC, Total Coliform, E.coli, Enterobacteriaceae and Total Yeast/Mold
  • Salmonella- Hemp
  • STEC- Hemp
  • Listeria in Hemp
  • Mycotoxins- Hemp
  • Potency- Gummies
  • Potency- Beverages
  • Potency- Chocolate
  • Heavy Metals- Hemp Oil
  • Heavy Metals- Hemp


The Emerald Test™ is an inter-laboratory comparison proficiency test (ILC/PT) program for cannabis and hemp testing facilities. It brings to these industries a well-established protocol for testing found in the environmental, food, pharmaceutical, water, and petrochemical industries. Through the participation of labs around the world, the Emerald Test™ helps establish the industry standard for cannabis and hemp testing.

For Columbia Labs’ full PT scores and accreditation, About Us | Columbia Laboratories


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