consumer safety

The Importance of Requesting a Certificate of Analysis on Finished Cannabis Products Before Consuming

The Importance of Requesting a Certificate of Analysis on Finished Cannabis Products Before Consuming

People who are consuming cannabis products for any reason must be careful when searching for a quality pharmacy that provides safe and legal sources of cannabis products. No matter what types of products they’re seeking—dried, oil, extract, butter, etc.—these products should have been produced through GMP—Good Manufacturing Practices. One of the best ways to determine if a cannabis product follows safety compliance for consumption is through a CoA, or Certificate of Analysis.

Why Federally Legal Cannabis Means a Safer American Public

Why Federally Legal Cannabis Means a Safer American Public

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.

How to Determine Which Manufacturing Equipment Components Need to Be Food Grade When Producing Consumables

How to Determine Which Manufacturing Equipment Components Need to Be Food Grade When Producing Consumables

When sourcing equipment, it’s vital to ask the right questions from the beginning.  What surfaces of your equipment is going to contact product?  Only non-seeping, non-porous, and non-corrosive materials are appropriate for contact with food or medical products.

How ISO 17025 Requirements Will Revolutionize Cannabis Testing and Consumer Safety

How ISO 17025 Requirements Will Revolutionize Cannabis Testing and Consumer Safety

In the past, there was little control over the quality or safety of cannabis when purchasing on the street. Now that legalized sellers are offering it from their pharmacies, consumers want to be assured that they are only purchasing products from manufacturers that are conforming to safety requirements and regulations.

How Can Consumers in Cannabis Legalized States Know a Cannabis Extract is Safe for Use?

How Can Consumers in Cannabis Legalized States Know a Cannabis Extract is Safe for Use?

Many patients and consumers are now purchasing cannabis from licensed pharmacies in cannabis legalized states. These products are available in a variety of forms. But the more cannabis is converted into an unfamiliar form, the more that can go wrong during the manufacturing process. As consumers are becoming more informed, more are demanding to know about the safety of the cannabis extract they’re buying from a licensed pharmacy. Just how can a consumer know that a cannabis extract is safe for use?