According to statistics provided by California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control, 20% of all cannabis products analyzed by August 6, 2018, received a failed certificate of analysis.
The first voluntary product recall in California was initiated by the vape cartridge manufacturer, The Bloom Brand, on July 25 and the second by Lowell Herb Co. concerning a batch of their pre-rolled cannabis cigarettes.
As tighter regulations mandate more rigorous testing, cannabis labs in California must plan and adapt to keep up with the huge influx of samples.
Across four distinct strains it was observed that the flower samples taken from the upper third of the plant had a higher THC content than those at the base of the plant, and in two of the strains tested the difference was equivalent to the upper flowers being around twice as potent as the lower flowers.
Massachusetts law requires that all recreational marijuana products bear a seal showing they have been tested by a Commission-licensed independent laboratory for contaminants and potency levels.
CPC extracts products with nearly 100 percent purity at a 95 percent recovery rate and as such could be used to research, develop and produce cannabis-derived medicines.
Achieving ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation is the pinnacle in third-party laboratory accreditation.
Whether it is introduced at the cultivator, processor or manufacturer level, ETCH biotrace links a unique molecular tag to the cannabis plant that will survive conversion or extraction.
The accurate detection of microbial contamination is key to protecting consumer safety and, helping to reduce the environmental burden of pesticide use in the cannabis industry.