Cannabis and hemp professionals must be wary of misleading results even when the analysis was conducted by an HPLC in a certified lab. To be on the safe side, businesses should adopt in-house testing practices to support decisions. Reducing the dependency on laboratories will also save time and money.
Spectroscopy may be the smarter choice for in-house quality monitoring, regulatory risk mitigation, product refinement and process measurements. Laboratories will also benefit from a boost in credibility and reputation if they adopt spectroscopy to monitor the quality of their results. The industry will gain most when consumers can be assured of product quality and label accuracy. For this to happen, and the sooner the better, the dependency on a single primary method for cannabis and hemp analysis must be reduced across the supply chain from seed to sale.