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  • ASTM International Cannabis Committee D37 launches a new website!

    ASTM International Cannabis Committee D37 launched a new website!  Check it out for all the latest on D37 and what the committee is doing to shape ...
  • GMPs and Cannabis Manufacturing

    Despite the rapid evolution of the cannabis industry, the assurance of safe manufacturing practices remains unclear.Both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have imposed significant hurdles for cannabis operators to remain on the “right side of the law.” Therefore, manufacturers of both hemp and marijuana products have been left to figure things out on their own, or choose to ignore existing guidance because the lack of federal oversight allows them to do so. Inconsistent regulation on manufacturing, packaging, labeling and testing of cannabis products offers the potential for unsubstantiated, non-scientific and often times blatantly false claims on product safety and efficacy.
  • Triskele Brings Quality Solutions to the Cannabis Industry

    Across the country, the emerging industry faces unique challenges. The FDA has not yet mandated the implementation of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), but rest assured those regulations are coming. GMPs are a system for ensuring that products are consistently manufactured and controlled according to quality standards and regulatory guidelines. A compliant GMP program ensures consumer health and safety, defines product intended use, defends product specifications, and minimizes overall business risk. GMP defines the responsibilities of manufacturers to ensure safe distribution of consumer goods.
  • Shaping the Future of Cannabis

    As members of the ASTM International Cannabis Standards Committee, D37, we are focused on creating technical standards and guidance materials for ...
  • The Benefit of Quality in the Cannabis Industry

    We’ve all seen headlines or heard rumors about products being seized or returned because of pesticide and mold contamination or other issues. When...
  • Wisconsin-A Pioneer in Cannabis Legalization

    What is AB 482? Assembly Bill (AB) 482 was introduced on August 24, 2017, by Wisconsin State Representative Melissa Sargent and 14 of her colleagu...
  • The Need for Laboratory Compliance in a Non-Regulated Industry

    What is the role of the Quality Control Laboratory? The Quality Control (QC) laboratory serves as one of the most critical functions in pharmaceut...