AGQ Green Nature Receives Annual DCC License

AGQ Green Nature receives DCC License

AGQ Green Nature Receives Annual DCC License

AGQ Green Nature, a cannabis testing laboratory in Goleta, California, has received its annual DCC license. This makes AGQ Green Nature the second laboratory in California to receive its annual license from the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC). 

AGQ Green Nature has achieved a remarkable feat by becoming the second laboratory of 44 labs in California to get an annual license. This accomplishment highlights AGQ’s proactive approach and positions us ahead of the game, as the remaining 42 labs will need to navigate the same rigorous process that Green Nature has completed. Our early success not only showcases our dedication to excellence but also solidifies our position as a leader in the industry, ready to meet the market’s growing demands with our established expertise and proven compliance record.

It demonstrates the company’s commitment to quality and compliance. The license also opens up new opportunities for AGQ Green Nature, as we can now provide compliance testing services to a broader range of our customers.

The DCC license is a significant achievement for AGQ Green Nature. It signifies a milestone in quality and compliance. It catalyzes the expansion of AGQ’s global plant health program, enabling the laboratory to offer enhanced services and expertise to a broader range of customers worldwide.

AGQ Green Nature offers a wide range of cannabis testing services, including:

  • Pesticide Residue
  • Heavy Metals
  • Microbiology
  • Mycotoxins
  • Cannabinoids (potency)
  • Residual Solvents
  • Terpenes
  • Water Activity, Moisture, and Foreign Material
  • Viroids 

Benefits of the Annual DCC License

We want to make an important distinction: AGQ Green Nature has received its Annual license. That is a stark difference from the provisional license that most other cannabis testing labs in California operate under. This is the first annual lab license issued since the DCC ended provisional licensing in June 2022. 

The DCC license brings several benefits to AGQ Green Nature’s customers. These benefits include validation for all three major sample types (infused products, concentrates, and flowers) for all tests offered.

  • Increased confidence in the quality of the cannabis products they are producing.
  • AGQ Green Nature methods are approved to the most recent requirements by the DCC.
  • Peace of mind knowing that the cannabis grown and manufactured complies with state regulations.
  • Avoid supply chain disruption as DCC provisional licenses expire.
  • Access to AGQ Labs’ renowned testing services and data management platform.

What Does the Annual DCC License Means for Laboratory Testing in the Cannabis Industry?

The DCC license is a significant milestone for the legalized cannabis industry. It is a sign that the industry is maturing and that businesses are taking steps to ensure the quality and safety of their products. The DCC sets the standard for laboratories in the industry and will help produce higher quality and consistent results as testing standardization continues.

AGQ Labs has been in the analytical testing business (Food Safety, Agronomy, Mining, Biology, etc.) for over 20 years, and our new feat is cannabis. AGQ Green Nature brings the same high-quality testing and customer service that you have come to know and appreciate. We will continue evolving as we work alongside the California Department of Cannabis Control to evolve the cannabis testing industry.


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