Author: Arun Apte
Journal: Cannabis Science and Technology, February 3, 2020
Abstract: This tutorial article outlines some of the steps that cannabis testing laboratories can take to prepare ahead of a third-party safety audit. It discusses several practical measures that facilities can take to boost their chances of passing an audit, including advice on time management, essential employee training, and laboratory management systems that can ensure a smooth and seamless audit process.
Cannabis is prohibited at the federal level within the United States, though many states have chosen to legalize or decriminalize the drug at the state level. The result of this heavy regional legalization process has been a patchwork of regulations, in which each state can impose vastly different restrictions and freedoms on cannabis businesses.