As part of the cannabis legalization process, most states are requiring testing labs become accredited to the ISO 17025 standard as part of their licensing. We are noticing a large increase in Cannabis Testing labs requesting assistance in developing management systems to meet these requirements. For example, Michigan requires a laboratory achieve accreditation within 1 year after the date the laboratory license is issued.
MSG has worked with a large number of very small labs, and from that experience has developed a process to quickly prepare a laboratory for accreditation with lower costs. For us, this is a fairly standard project for which we have developed a very efficient process.
This is important for the cannabis product users since most users want to ensure that they are purchasing products with accurate listings for THC content, and that the products meet requirements for Herbicides and other potentially harmful chemicals. A quick internet search will show that historically there has been significant discrepancy in the reported THC contents of many products, and a real concern for other chemicals that can be concentrated as part of the processing.