Since Florida Legislature on Legal Medical Cannabis won’t be ready for us view or start to use until later this year all we can do is speculate on many aspect of the Cannabis business here in South Florida. One aspect is the Cannabis quality control standards that the dispensaries will have to adhere to? Each of the states that currently have legal marijuana either medical or recreational have different quality control standards developed by that state. So what will Florida’s be since we will be patients looking for the highest quality medicine. Stay tuned with us at FloridasBest420 for the answers the second the legislature is out.
In the meantime heres a look at Colorado’s strict quality control rules for the dispensaries selling to the public.
See M 712 – Medical Marijuana Testing Facilities: Sampling and Testing Program.
This rule shall be effective on July 1, 2016.
A. Division Authority
The Division may elect to require that a Test Batch be submitted to a specific Medical Marijuana Testing Facility for testing to verify compliance, perform investigations, compile data or address a public health and safety concern.
B. Test Batches
1. Medical Marijuana and Medical Marijuana Concentrate. A Medical Marijuana Testing Facility must establish a standard minimum weight of Medical Marijuana and Medical Marijuana Concentrate that must be included in a Test Batch for every type of test that it conducts.
2. Medical Marijuana Infused-Product. A Medical Marijuana Testing Facility must establish a standard number of finished product(s) it requires to be included in each Test Batch of Medical Marijuana Infused-Product for every type of test that it conducts.
C. Rejection of Test Batches and Samples
1. A Medical Marijuana Testing Facility may not accept a Test Batch that is smaller than its standard minimum amount.
2. A Medical Marijuana Testing Facility may not accept a Test Batch or Sample that it knows was not taken in accordance with these rules or any additional Division sampling procedures or was not collected by Division personnel.
D. Notification of Medical Marijuana Business
If Medical Marijuana, Medical Marijuana Concentrate or Medical Marijuana Infused-Product failed a contaminant test, then the Medical Marijuana Testing Facility must immediately notify the Medical Marijuana Business that submitted the sample for testing and report the failure in accordance with all Inventory Tracking System procedures.
E. Permissible Levels of Contaminants
If Medical Marijuana, Medical Marijuana Concentrate or Medical Marijuana Infused-Product is found to have a contaminant in levels exceeding those established as permissible under this rule, then it shall be considered to have failed contaminant testing. Notwithstanding the permissible levels established in this rule, the Division reserves the right to determine, upon good cause and reasonable grounds, that a particular Test Batch presents a risk to the public health or safety and therefore shall be considered to have failed a contaminant test.
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