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What is a certificate of analysis? where to find a COA? What to look out for on a COA? how to easily understand it & What are the red flags?
Did you know that nearly 70% of hemp labels have either over or under-represented their CBD potency? Furthermore, 18 of the 84 hemp products contained THC. There was enough THC to produce unwanted intoxicating effects in some cases.
Cannabis is no different. Mislabeling our medical marijuana is nothing new for our industry, and the only worry with that is mistreatment for condition support.
It is also important to know that there are no other contaminants as a result of extraction or how it was grown as it could also contain residual pesticides or heavy metals which can later be absorbed by the plants and show up in your product.
Unfortunately, there are many studies that show similar findings to that of theThe Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which has added to the recent increase in consumer mistrust.
It’s also equally important for laboratories to educate customers about what a COA entails and how to read it to find the most pertinent information.
Inconsistent labeling is often caused by a lack of federal and state regulation due to the infancy of the industry. Some hemp and cannabis companies have good intentions, yet they may accidentally partner with an unreliable laboratory that provides false results.
Check for a Certificate of Analysis.
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