Standard Test Methods Making Gains on the ‘Runaway Train’ of Regulations!
Speaking at an Analytical Cannabis webinar in May 2022, Dr. Susan Audino, Chemistry Laboratory Consultant at S. Audino & Associates, LLC, presented an update on the developments of standard test methods for the cannabis industry.
Talk abstract: Cannabis-testing regulations took off well before the implications of testing requirements were realized. And the regulations have swayed and been moving targets for laboratories fervently trying to do the “right thing” of balancing testing requirements, regulatory specifications, customer needs, maintain scientific integrity, and ensuring a profitable business. Long-standing science organizations have been struggling to catch up to regulations and to help guide laboratories and regulatory bodies to establish standard analytical test methods based on sound scientific principles.