ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation Falls Short for Cannabis Testing Laboratories

ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation is pursued by many laboratories as a way to set them apart from competitors. In some cannabis markets, accreditation to the standard is mandatory.

ISO/IEC 17025 provides the baseline, but compliance to Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and even Good Safety Practices (GSP) are essential for cannabis testing laboratories to be successful and demonstrate testing data is reliable and accurate. However, for product testing laboratories there are at least five “gaps” within the ISO/IEC 17025 standard and the accreditation process. What are they?