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US (MO): State to implement "Round Robin" testing of cannabis products to ensure quality and consistency

In the competitive cannabis industry, potency reigns supreme. Producers all across the country are vying to offer the most intoxicating products to consumers. However, this presents a challenge for the labs responsible for testing these products. This issue has been particularly prominent in states like California, where cannabis is legal. According to Josh Swider, the co-founder, and CEO of Infinite Chemical Analysis Labs in San Diego, Missouri, should pay attention to the lessons learned in these states.

In 2020, Swider started receiving inquiries from cannabis producers who wanted to guarantee a 20mg THC test result for their samples. This highlights the growing demand for accurate and reliable testing methods to ensure quality and consumer satisfaction in the industry. Introducing the "honest lab" that refuses to compromise its integrity. This lab owner has seen the prices of testing skyrocket over the years but still maintains their principles. Discover how they navigate the challenging world of cannabis testing, working with scientists across the country to create a guide of best practices.

One crucial recommendation they make is interlaboratory comparison, an essential tool for identifying flaws in the system. Join us as we delve into the world of lab shopping and the importance of maintaining transparency in cannabis testing. Missouri has joined a select group of states that are taking extra measures to ensure the quality and accuracy of cannabis products. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the state's regulating agency, can now instruct certified testing labs to double-check each other's work. This process, known as "round robin" testing, aims to prevent any discrepancies in THC potency or the presence of pesticide residue.

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