SC Labs Develops Comprehensive Hemp Testing Panel

The California-based company has developed an ISO-accredited hemp testing panel that tests for a variety of contaminants, designed to cover requirements set by every state in the country.

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How Effective is Your Internal Auditing Program?

How effective is your internal assessment program to proactively identifying and mitigating business risks? In this piece, Vaillencourt addresses common questions that cannabis businesses ask when developing an audit program and provides some tips for staying on top of self-assessments to avoid costly compliance fines.

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Kelab Analitica Becomes First Accredited Cannabis Lab in Colombia

In a press release published late last week, Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation announced they have accredited Kelab Analitica to ISO/IEC 17025:2017, making it the first cannabis testing laboratory in Colombia to attain accreditation.

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Bio-Rad Aspergillus PCR Test Gets AOAC Approval

According to a press release published earlier this month, the Bio-Rad iQ-Check Aspergilllus Real-Time PCR Detection Kit has received AOAC International approval.

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Medicinal Genomics Hires Sherman Hom as New Director of Regulatory Affairs

Sherman Hom is a research scientist and microbiology expert at New Jersey’s Division of Public Health and Environmental Laboratories. He now joins the Medicinal Genomics team as their new director of regulatory affairs.

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Lab Shopping: Highlighting the Need for Checks and Balances in Cannabis

Josh Swider, Co-Founder of InfiniteCAL, shares his concerns regarding labs working more like profit centers than public safety agents.

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ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation Falls Short for Cannabis Testing Laboratories

Kathleen May, founder of Triskele Quality Solutions, provides insight on where ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation may not be sufficient guidance for cannabis testing laboratories to operate in a compliant and safe manner.

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Americans for Safe Access Accredited to ISO 17065

A2LA issued their first ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation in the cannabis market last week to Americans for Safe Access (ASA) for their “Patient Focused Certification.”

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Leaders in Cannabis Formulations: Part 2

In this series of articles, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of industry scientists and executives leading cannabis formulation companies. In Part 2, Green chats with Jesse Lopez, CEO and Founder of Geocann, a global cannabis organization based in Fort Collins, Colorado with technical formulation expertise and the exclusive global rights to multi-patented drug delivery system technologies.

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How to Develop Quality Cannabis Products with Advanced Analytical Testing

A thorough cannabis product development process goes far beyond extracting and packaging. In this piece, Clarke and Lin detail four key stages in the product development lifecycle, from flower to consumption.

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