Safe Cannabis Starts with Accurate Testing!
I am Tulsa Medical Marijuana Business Attorney Ope Adegbuyi and testing is an essential aspect of the medical marijuana industry and ensuring that products are safe and accurately labeled. However, there are many legal considerations to keep in mind when it comes to cannabis testing in Oklahoma.
Here’s what you need to know.
Number one, state regulations. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority, that’s the OMMA, requires that all medical marijuana products be tested by a licensed laboratory before they are sold to patients. These labs must be licensed by the OMMA and follow specific testing guidelines and procedures.
The second thing would be testing requirements. The medical marijuana products sold in Oklahoma must be tested for potency, microbial contaminants, residuals, solvents, heavy metals, and pesticides. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority, OMMA, sets specific limits for each of these categories and products that exceed these limits cannot be sold to patients.
The third thing is laboratory requirements. Cannabis testing laboratories in Oklahoma must meet specific requirements such as having necessary equipment and expertise to perform the required tests. They must also follow specific procedures for handling and disposing the medical marijuana samples.
The fourth thing is accreditation. Cannabis testing laboratories in Oklahoma must be accredited by a recognized accrediting body such as the International Organization for Standardization, that’s the ISO. This ensures that the labs meet specific quality standards for testing and analysis.
The fifth thing would be reporting requirements. Testing labs must provide detailed reports to medical marijuana businesses and the OMMA, including information about the product’s potency, contaminants, and other factors.
The last thing would be legal implications. According to testing, accurate testing is essential for ensuring that medical marijuana products are safe and effective. However, inaccurate or false testing results can have serious legal implications for both testing laboratories and medical marijuana businesses.
For more information, you can contact me, an OMMA compliance lawyer, at Oklahoma Medical Marijuana.Attorney.