We are back from the Cannabis Quality Conference 2023 (CQC 2023), where our CEO, Arun Apte, delivered a talk titled “Navigating the ISO 17025 Accreditation Process for Cannabis Testing Labs.” The talk was received warmly by an eager and attentive audience.
The ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard, a globally recognized benchmark of quality, outlines the requirements that testing and calibration labs must fulfill to demonstrate their competence, impartiality, and consistency. Accreditation to this standard offers notable benefits to cannabis testing facilities, enhancing their credibility, mitigating risks, ensuring regulatory compliance, and potentially facilitating international trade. However, the implementation of such a standard is no simple task, particularly in a highly regulated industry. Arun’s presentation offered practical advice on how cannabis testing labs can attain ISO 17025 accreditation, addressing the industry’s unique challenges and establishing a reputation for competence and reliability. It also delineated the role of cannabis lab testing software, or cannabis LIMS, in streamlining compliance with the standard and simplifying the accreditation process.
If you missed the chance to hear him speak live, you can download the presentation from our website.
The CQC is a business-to-business conference and expo where cannabis industry leaders and stakeholders meet to build the future of the cannabis marketplace. The conference featured engaging keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities with leaders in the field. Co-located with the food safety consortium, the conference also enabled cannabis professionals to interact with food quality, regulatory, and safety professionals.
It was a pleasure delivering a talk at an immersive and dynamic conference such as the Cannabis Quality Conference 2023.
If you did not attend the event or did not get a chance to meet our CEO at the event, we are happy to discuss your laboratory challenges at your convenience and demonstrate what CloudLIMS can do to mitigate them.