The Importance of Cannabis Lab Testing
Like any other agricultural product, cannabis can be susceptible to anything from mold to pests, and it’s extremely important that consumers (be it for medical or recreational purposes) have the substance lab tested to prevent ingesting a toxic byproduct or chemical.
Potential Cannabis Contaminants
Not only does lab testing provide information on the THC:CBD ratio in cannabis, but can also inform the scientist of what shouldn’t be in the product. Whether we’re looking at pesticides, mold and mildews or any number of naturally occurring contaminants.
Cannabis Should be as Safe as Any Other Consumer Product
Medical patients often have compromised immune systems that make them particularly susceptible to environmental factors. Concerning the well-being of patients that are consuming cannabis for health purposes, there’s no question that we need to ensure that they’re able to take their medicine with the same degree of safety as other treatments.