A lack of standards is among the factors plaguing the cannabis testing industry, threatening to undermine consumer confidence in marijuana products and making it harder for some testing businesses to operate, according to industry insiders. But the problems don’t stop there, testing lab officials and regulators contend. Some marijuana businesses – such as growers, processors, and manufacturers – are shopping around for labs that will give them the results they want to see in the way of THC potency and contaminants, according to industry officials. Other cannabis businesses are said to be sending in samples of their marijuana that have been adulterated with spray-on cannabis oil or dusted with THC crystals to give the impression of a higher THC content, among other practices. Regulators, meanwhile, are shuttering testing labs for allegedly reporting results that don’t match up with audits.
Marijuana Business Daily, 01/04/2021 06:30:15