One of the major issues when purchasing CBD products from certain vendors or stores is that the product labeling doesn’t always reflect what’s inside. Some products may contain very little traces of CBD despite what the product label says while others may have traces of THC, the ingredient that causes psychoactive effects.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is now looking to do something about it. It recently launched a program dubbed the Cannabis Quality Assurance program aimed at assisting laboratories with accurately measuring essential compounds found in cannabis-based products like hemp and marijuana. In turn, laboratories can provide greater accuracy when it comes to product labeling while forensic labs will be better able to tell the difference between marijuana and hemp.
Per the NIST, labs currently have limited experience when it comes to measuring cannabinoid, increasing the odds of results deemed unreliable.
Until the legalization of cannabis, laboratories assessed that it was marijuana by checking for the existence of THC rather than the concentration. Now, this approach poses a problem with the difference between hemp and marijuana, as hemp can contain some THC as well.
To read more about the new program, please visit https://www.hempgrower.com/article/nist-thc-cbd-lab-testing-program-cannaqap/.
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