In this month’s American Laboratory, David Egerton from CW Analytical explains the variability and lack of uniformity in the methods used in cannabis testing, “Cannabis offers a unique challenge in regard to contaminant testing due to inapplicable target lists …. multi residue methods for pesticide residues are readily available, but rarely do they include all residues of concern to the Cannabis industry”.
Fortunately, Overbrook Advisory Services can help develop methods for your cannabis testing lab fitting for your lab and state regulations:
Of course, a number of associations from the FDA to EPA to AOAC and ASTM have efforts underway to develop standard methods that can become “official” reference values for pesticides,heavy metals and so on for the medicinal marijuana products in the US, so presents Tina Fan, PhD of the NJ Dept of Health, State of New Jersey Dept of Agriculture in a May, 2015 presentation. .