The legal cannabis market is a growing industry that has recently become regulated in more and more states. However, it’s still very young and untested in terms of how well it can ensure the quality and consistency of products across the board. The stakes are high for testing labs to not only provide accurate information about the nature of their sample but also demonstrate transparency in how they go about doing so.
In the legal cannabis market, accurate and consistent testing can make or break a business.
In the legal cannabis market, accurate and consistent testing can make or break a business. In fact, it’s one of the most important factors in determining whether or not a product will sell.
As consumers become more educated about what they’re consuming, they’re looking for assurances that their products are safe and reliable – and this means knowing exactly what you’re getting out of each batch of flower or concentrate. As regulations evolve (or don’t), testing results will continue to play an important role in ensuring consumer safety while providing transparency into what goes into making your favorite strains.
With multiple regulations governing cannabis testing, it’s important that all lab samples are tested under the same parameters to ensure consistency.
When it comes to cannabis testing, there are many regulations that govern the industry. However, only some have recommended processes to test for potency and contaminants. For example, some states have mandatory testing requirements for all cannabis products sold in the state while others allow companies to choose their own testing methods as long as they meet certain standards (such as identifying pesticides).
While these differences may seem like an obstacle for consistency, across states and countries with varying laws governing marijuana use, they actually provide an opportunity: each state can develop its own unique methodologies based on its specific needs and goals (like testing complex matrices such as edibles) – and then work together with other jurisdictions around the world so everyone understands how those methods work!
A conflict of interest in a cannabis lab’s testing procedures could lead to inaccurate results.
There is a conflict of interest in cannabis testing laboratories that can lead to inaccurate results. This conflict arises when labs are paid by the companies they are testing, which creates an incentive for them to provide higher THC content than what actually exists. The companies then would keep their business with the labs providing high THC results as they are able to sell quicker and for a higher price.
This creates an unfair advantage, as honest companies who do not pursue high numbers have to conform to slower sales and much lower prices. This combination of effects can take a heavy toll on businesses that are already not getting paid on time and are choked by taxes.
Lab owners say they’re simply providing what their clients want, but as a scientist would point out: “It’s like getting your cholesterol checked at McDonald’s.”
A problem with multiple sides: commercial relations, legislative inaction, and enterprise survival.
The problem with multiple sides: commercial relations, legislative inaction, and enterprise survival.
One problem is the conflict of interest to provide high THC results to preserve a business relationship. Another problem is that the regulations would have to be amended, and this requires incredible political willingness. In some cases, this political will has to exist at the state and federal levels.
GemmaCert is committed to solving these problems with standardized, affordable, non-destructive testing around the world.
GemmaCert is committed to solving these problems with standardized, affordable, non-destructive testing around the world. Each GemmaCert test follows the same standards and protocols in order for companies to have confidence in their results.
Each GemmaCert comes equipped with an unlimited number of tests so users can test as much as they need without having to replace any parts.
GemmaCert also has no incentive to lie (and doesn’t have the ability to do so). GemmaCert test results are conducted on the spot on the cloud, at the same time the test is run. The analysis on the cloud is performed by a small army of machine learning algorithms, comparable to digital chemists, that contrast the sample being tested versus tens of thousands of flowers from around the world tested at our ISO 17025 lab.
The biggest difference between normal lab-tested flowers and those tested by GemmaCert is that when GemmaCert tested its flowers there was no incentive to provide high results as the commercial value of the tested samples was $0 (since it was used for research) and as such the sales velocity of the product was irrelevant and non-existent.
This means the GemmaCert doesn’t lie, and can also help you spot liars throughout the value chain. This will help you adjust your processes, from purchasing, selling, appraising, and partnering. It brings much-needed transparency to an over-infant industry.
The legal cannabis market is still in its infancy, and it’s important that we all work together to ensure that this industry continues to grow. As more states legalize recreational use, it will be even more critical for us as consumers to understand what we’re buying and using. It is up to the private sector to step up and seek regulators to accept higher standards of quality assurance that are affordable, more efficient, and translatable between states and even countries.