Shango Los interviewed Mark Hubbard, Co-Founder and CEO of Washington-based cannabis testing laboratory Integrity Labs. Both consumers and those who want to understand the industry better will benefit from the insight shared. Hubbard discusses several tricks that growers use to try to boost their potency numbers or make their vaporization oils flow better. He is cautious regarding pesticide testing in Washington given the lack of accreditation. Hubbard also points out there is no microbial testing for edibles.
You’re correct, but at this point within the Washington system, there is no microbial testing post processing of edible products. That’s where the most potential contamination could come in. Some of the testing we’re doing, unfortunately, is not at the appropriate stage. We’re definitely pushing as an industry as labs together to unify our testing standards and make sure we’re all coming up with consistent results. We all know that there’s some that aren’t doing it very well and others that are doing it extremely well.
Listen to the 28-minute interview “Mark Hubbard: Consumer Safety and Standards for Commercial Cannabis” or read the transcript: http://www.ganjapreneur.com/consumer-safety-cannabis-standards/
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