Cannabis growers and processors know their products need to be tested. Each state that has legalized medical and/or recreational marijuana has its own set of standards that each product must meet, and potency must be verified. In fact, some of the most stringent standards in the country are right here in Maryland, where Atlantic Test Labs is based.
Hemp growers, processors and CBD product developers know the only current legal requirement is that their product contains less than .3% THC, the plant’s psychoactive chemical. While further testing may not be required, everyone in the supply chain is becoming more aware and more of an advocate for testing. Retailers are starting to demand it from their suppliers. Growers and processors test to ensure their product is safe – to protect their livelihood. CBD product developers want to confirm the efficacy and safety of their ingredients and to separate themselves from unscrupulous sellers. And finally, consumers are hearing more news stories about bogus or dangerous CBD products, so they seek reassurance at the point of sale.