It is a pivotal time in the cannabis industry, especially in California. Recreational marijuana will be legal on January 1, 2018, and all consumer cannabis products will need to pass rigorous mandatory laboratory testing requirements.
The medicinal and recreational cannabis industries are growing at significant rates, estimated to reach up to 44 billion by 2020. Advances in analytical testing technologies and services are helping to drive the industry and accelerate progress in drug development and medicine as well as regulatory guidance.
Analytical instrumentation providers are helping cannabis testing laboratories with sample preparation protocols, method development, and establishing good laboratory practices (GLP) to ensure existing state and federal food safety laws are met or exceeded.