Past, Present, and Future of Cannabis Laboratory Testing and Regulation in the United States. Additionally, the guide Starting a Cannabis Testing Laboratory has been updated for 2021, and the LIMSpec for Cannabis Testing has been released. Check back soon for additional content!
Hemp-derived delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) products are freely available for sale across much of the USA, but the federal legislation allowing their sale places only minimal requirements on companies. Products must contain no more than 0.3% Δ9-THC by dry weight, but no limit is placed on overall dosage, and there is no requirement that products derived from hemp-based Δ9-THC be tested. However, some states—such as Colorado—specifically prohibit products created by “chemically modifying” a natural hemp component ... (Full article...)
June 23, 2023:Starting a Cannabis Testing Laboratory has been released. This latest iteration updates statistics, adds a few new regulation updates, and significantly updates many of the guide's references and facts. The update also adds additional information concerning analytical methods, as well as laboratory systems and their role in the cannabis testing lab. Resources were also updated and expanded. Additionally the LIMSpec for Cannabis Testing has been updated to included the latest version of LIMSpec, modified for the cannabis laboratory seeking a laboratory informatics solution!
August 10, 2022:Past, Present, and Future of Cannabis Laboratory Testing and Regulation in the United States has been released! This latest iteration updates many statistics, adds new regulation updates, and significantly updates many of the guide's resources such as the list of approved cannabis cultivators and testing laboratories. The update also adds additional context to standardization and accreditation efforts, including enforcement and quality subsections. It also adds a few more contextual bits of information about laboratory automation and its role in the cannabis testing lab.