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CEM - Cannabis - Sample Prep Made Simple


With more states approving recreational and medical marijuana use each year, the need for accurate testing of cannabis and cannabis based products is critical. Samples ranging from flower to edibles to consumer products and more present challenges in both sample preparation and analysis. Sample preparation is a critical step prior to analysis. Poor sample preparation can lead to inaccurate test results which could cause the product to be rejected or improperly released. CEM provides two systems to simplify cannabis sample preparation and over 60 associates in North America ready to help with all your sample prep challenges.

Prepare Samples For

  • Potency
  • Pesticides
  • Metals
  • Terpenes
  • Mycotoxins



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Cannabis Testing - Industry Leaders

Solvent Extraction

Five minute extractions for LC and GC analysis.

The EDGE® extraction system simplifies cannabis sample preparation for potency, pesticides, terpenes, and mycotoxins. The system can perform extractions in as little as 5 minutes in a highly reproducible format with the same extraction efficiencies as classic techniques like Soxhlet and QuEChERS.

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Cannabis Testing - Industry Leaders

Microwave Digestion

Rapid digestions for trace metals analysis.

The MARS is the perfect digestion tool for the cannabis industry. The MARS 6 can simultaneously digest edibles, cannabis flower, oils, and more in a single batch. The simple to assemble 3 piece MARSXpress 75 mL vessel does not require the use of tools and is large enough to digest up to 0.5 g of sample.

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Cannabis Testing - Industry Leaders

Applications & Technical Support

We are where you are.

Service and applications support is just around the corner. With over 60 associates in the United States and Canada and 24 hour telephone support we are here to help when you need it and where you need it.

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Cannabis Testing - We can help as you grow.

Regulatory Help

In an ever changing world, what are the requirements of your state?

As the leader in sample prep instrumentation, our dedicated team of applications chemists is always ready to help you with method development and our expansive network of service associates will make sure your system is running in peak condition when you need it most. We are plugged into the changing regulations of the cannabis industry and are here to help you navigate through it all.

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CEM - Headquarters

Humble Beginnings

It all started in a garage.

In a small rented unit across the road from the current CEM headquarters, a chemist, an electrical engineer, and a mechanical engineer started CEM in 1978 with a dream that we would transform the world with innovative lab systems designed to meet the needs of our customers.

Our entrepreneurial spirit lives on over 40 years later as we push the limits of technology and continue to bring new innovations to our customers to help them grow.

Our goal is to help our cannabis customers navigate the new and changing cannabis testing regulations with innovative systems designed to simplify sample prep, and our world class applications support ready to tackle your toughest applications. Our commitment to you doesn’t end when your system ships, it begins!

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EDGE  - Solvent Extraction for Cannabis analysis


Energized Dispersive Guided Extraction

5 minute extractions for potency, pesticides, terpenes, and mycotoxins.

MARS - Microwave Digestion System for cannabis analysis


Microwave Digestion System

Digest oils, edibles, plant material, and hemp products in a single batch.

Quartz Halogen Moisture Analyzer


Quartz Halogen Moisture Analyzer

The fastest infrared moisture analyzer on the market.

Possessing, using, distributing or selling marijuana or marijuana-based products constitute federal crimes in the United States, even where a state law decriminalizes or legalizes such activities. CEM Corporation produces instruments that are intended for use in testing laboratories and applications only where such use is permitted under applicable state/country law.