The Missouri Division of Cannabis Regulation is responding to questions about the effectiveness of the software it uses to track information about cannabis products, including the results of state-mandated testing.

In a guidance document issued on Monday, the agency addressed questions regarding testing regulations that cannabis businesses rely on to ensure the product is safe — defending its protocols by arguing that regulations can only do so much when “bad actors” intentionally falsify records to evade oversight.

“The risk of bad actors attempting to circumvent regulatory requirements exists in every regulated industry,” the division said in the guidance document.

The new guidance comes on the heels of a major statewide recall of products infused with a THC concentrate, or distillate, purchased from a Robertsville-based company called Delta Extraction.