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NACB Passes Leading Lab Testing & Product Integrity Standard

  April 22, 2019
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New York - The NACB is proud to announce the adoption of its National Standards on Laboratory Testing and Product Integrity. These standards are designed to protect consumers and demonstrate to regulators and the public that NACB members operate at the highest levels of ethics and responsibility, especially when it comes to the safety and quality of their products.

This is the third set of National Standards adopted by the NACB, adding to standards relating to Advertising and Packaging and Labeling. To create each set of Standards, the NACB takes input from their members along with government and subject matter experts, in addition to referring to other highly regulated industries.

Once drafted and approved by members, the NACB receives feedback from the public during a month-long notice for comment period, after which the feedback is considered, the standard may be revised, and finally voted on and adopted by NACB members.

The National Standards on Laboratory Testing and Product Integrity are available here.

They include:

  • Limits to permissible potency variances for THC and CBD
  • Independence of labs from control and business interests of test subjects
  • Required accreditation for testing methodologies
  • Verifiability of claims regarding contaminants and testing
  • Integrity and honesty of sampling procedures

Disclaimer
The NACB National Standards are voluntary. While non-compliance can result in expulsion from the NACB or other consequences, the NACB does not actively monitor its members' compliance with each standard.

About the National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB)
The National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB) is the industry’s first and only self-regulatory organization, whose mission is to support the compliance, transparency and growth of legal cannabis businesses in the U.S.  

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The National Association of Cannabis Businesses is the first and only self-regulatory organization (SRO) in U.S. cannabis. Our members function as a self-governing community, focused on differentiating themselves to regulators, the public and others as the most legitimate, professional and trustworthy businesses in the industry.