California Works To Standardize Cannabis Testing

The California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) has proposed standards for statewide lab testing methods and is accepting public comments through August 2, 2022. Also, a public hearing is scheduled for August 1 for those who want to testify in person.

“One of the challenges we face in regulating an industry that is not federally recognized is the lack of standardized, and validated methods for testing,” DCC director Nicole Elliott said in a press release. “Individual, licensed laboratories use different methods which may produce inconsistent results and inaccurate data on cannabis cannabinoid content. DCC is working to change that so there is greater integrity in the market, accurate information for consumers, and confidence among stakeholders.”

The new regulation came shortly after cannabis companies seeking to ensure THC levels that may be higher than what is actually contained in their cannabis products raised concerns about inflation of cannabis potency and lab purchases.

– Read the entire article at Benzinga.

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