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 have noticed an increase in Cannabis Testing labs needing assistance. There are many issues to consider when developing management systems to meet the ISO 17025 requirements. For example, Michigan requires a laboratory achieve accreditation within 12 months after the date the laboratory license is issued.
We have worked with many small labs. From that experience MSG 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.
Lab Management System - ISO 17025
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