The idea for our company was born from a group of cannabis and hemp testing professionals when they spotted a problem that threatened to drastically affect hemp manufacturer’s businesses.
When hemp gained legal status across the United States in 2018, the need for hemp testing services quickly became apparent. However, hemp producers were beholden to their local labs, which struggled to plan for capacity as the farming season brought on a tidal wave of tests all at once and then dropped to just a trickle in the offseason.
In early 2020, as the Coronavirus swept the nation, the problem became even more apparent. Singular testing labs held the keys to the hemp manufacturers’ business and could become the sole point of failure if they were backlogged or had to close their doors.
Our founders, who were owners of a testing lab themselves, believed that the solution was a network of ISO-17025 accredited testing labs that was powered by a first-of-its-kind online ordering system. This system would manage incoming testing orders and send them to labs that had open capacity exactly when the hemp producers needed it. This would erase the limitations that hemp product manufacturers felt based on their geographic locations, and allow labs, for the first time ever, to be able to accurately plan for capacity by sharing information on what tests are coming their way.
From that vision, Zera Hemp Labs was born. Zera took shape and grew into a company all it’s own, with hemp/cannabis industry veterans stepping in to ensure producers would get the utmost value from this new solution. In addition to the online system and network of accredited labs, Zera also offers a growing library of resources and valuable information on all aspects of the ever-changing hemp industry. We track each point along the shipping and testing process and retain a historical library of CoAs. We offer one-click public URL creation, so hemp producers can easily share professionally designed results pages with potential buyers. Our friendly and responsive Customer Service agents are standing by to help with any and all questions that hemp producers have. They are dedicated to making each and every hemp producer as comfortable as possible with the lab testing system, their results, and anything else that might come up.
With today’s digital-first, always-on mentality, Zera Hemp Labs is uniquely primed to step into the light as a top-tier provider of hemp testing services. In the near future, the FDA is expected to require that all hemp and CBD-based products be tested. Additional state and USDA testing requirements are also expected. Zera will be ready. Zera Hemp Labs was created to solve a critical problem for hemp producers and ended up disrupting an industry to do so.
Zera Hemp Labs – On-demand access to hemp testing, nationwide.