The government has its standards. But to stake its identity, the industry must self-regulate. And it’s responding on multiple fronts, adding consumer-first issues like quality claims and standards to the government’s priority of safety issues. There’s the CannabisWise certification, a voluntary testing program announced by the National Institute for Cannabis Health and Education. And with an eye on the world market, testers are seeking ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, from the International Organization for Standardization. There’s even an emerging GQA (Growers Quality Assurance) based on the wine industry’s Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA). This panel features key players in quality control and testing, who envision a future where “buyer beware” is not an option.
Moderator: Barinder Rasode, Niche Canada