Buying on the black market has never been safe for consumers, regardless of whether the purpose is recreational or pharmaceutical. Most people who use cannabis medically or recreationally are not able to trace where their product came from, if it was grown without harsh chemicals, or if it is pure and does not contain “laced” or added ingredients to enhance psychoactive effects.
In the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement world, it is absolutely required to be GMP compliant. Many cannabis manufacturers are waking up to the fact that GMP compliance may be the deciding line of who can stay in the game for the long haul. As regulations evolve, GMP requirements are written into the laws which dictate how cannabis products must be manufactured. Going for GMP compliance can seem overwhelming, but anything is possible if broken down into small steps. GMP is built on a few simple pillars, and with enough dedication any company can achieve a certification.
Cannabis unarguably has a long range of health benefits. It's how we market those benefits that will ultimately determine our relationship with the federal government - and the protection of our consumers. Follow some helpful hints in response to recent warning letters issued by the FDA to cannabis companies for misleading advertising. . .