Author: Dr. Susan Audino
Journal: Cannabis Industry Journal, February 7, 2018
Abstract: With the increasing legalization of both adult recreational and medical cannabis, there is a need for robust and reliable cannabis analytical testing to ensure consumer safety and drug potency. Cannabis testing laboratories receive high volumes of test requests from cannabis cultivators for testing quantitative and qualitative aspects of the plant. As the volume of tests each lab performs increases, the need for laboratories to make effective use of time and resource management, such as ensuring accurate and quick results, reports, regulatory compliance, quality assurance and many other aspects of data management becomes vital in staying competitive. To achieve this, a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) can play a vital role in addressing the data management challenges, maximizing automation, and in complying with the regulatory requirements.