Testing for Integrity: Ethics in Cannabis and Hemp Labs
A lack of cohesive testing standards and a push for potency creates the perfect storm for consumer deception and cannabis and hemp analysis fraud.
Although rules may be a foreign concept to a once illicit market, history has proven that regulations in agriculture, food production, and pharmaceuticals are critical for consumer safety, and the same is true for cannabis and hemp.
Long gone are the days of cannabis farmers scribbling illegible notes on stained notepads in the grow room. Today there is a growing marketplace of community-driven, expert-developed grow applications for mobile devices. Now, thanks to recent advancements in cloud-based technology, and our increasing obsession with mobile technologies, a cultivator can see everything they need to know about their crop all in one place.
The cannabis genome is exceptionally complicated, evading scientific understanding for decades. Thanks to years of prohibition on the study of cannabis, scientists are just now trying to untangle the complicated nature of this plant's genetic makeup.