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.
When you’re setting up your manufacturing facility you want to know that it will conform to all regulations and certifications to ensure that you only sell the most effective and safe products to dispensaries. There are many different terms you may hear when doing your research. You may have heard how you need a quality assurance department and a quality control department. They sound similar, but both play much different roles in a facility. If you want to run a successful operation than both are also necessary.
A lab coat worn by workers in a cannabis product or dietary supplement manufacturing facility needs to follow specific requirements. These are very similar to food manufacturing facilities too. Instead of requiring your personnel to buy their own lab coats, the GMP production facility should be providing ones for their lab workers and production line workers to prevent any issues.
A quality assurance system is a huge undertaking, but many of the components are actually common sense. Sometimes, just interpreting these requirements and breaking them down into systematic steps is all you need to get started. Becoming a GMP facility can take a year, or even more. So it’s important to know where to start. Here are a few tips to help you achieve an effective quality assurance system from the ground up.
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?