US: California seeks to standardize cannabis testing to prevent THC ‘laboratory shopping’

California cannabis regulators are seeking input on proposed rules to standardize cannabis testing methods in the stateā€”an effort that officials hope will stop cannabis businesses from "laboratory shopping" to find facilities that are more likely to show higher THC concentrations which they can then boast for their products.

While there are already statewide rules in place that require cannabis products to be tested for cannabinoid content and possible contaminants, licensed testing laboratories don't currently share a uniform methodology, meaning the results of cannabis analyses might differ from facility to facility.

Because of consumer demand for high-THC products, the state says it's aware of instances where cannabis businesses shop around for laboratories to find ones where the testing methodology tends to produce results showing more of the intoxicating cannabinoid.

To help address the issue, the California Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) announced on Friday that it is initiating a rulemaking process to develop standardized testing methods that every licensed laboratory would need to adopt.

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