Quality control is a process that seeks to evaluate and make sure that cannabis products meet a specific standard of safety, quality, and professionalism. Quality control requirements in the cannabis industry have really increased recently and are sought out to place limits on cannabinoids, metals, terpenes, microbials, pesticides, mycotoxins, water activity, moisture content, and residual solvents.
By the end of 2025, the cannabis industry is said to reach a market of over $146 billion. Many facets of the medical industry are now utilizing cannabis usage for mental health problems, cancer, and chronic pain. The number of uses for cannabis is going to just make the market even bigger as the year’s progress and as more research goes into it.
As such, cannabis that is used on such a wide scale in the medical industry is adhered to very specific qaulity control, guidelines and standards to make sure that it is fit for human consumption and that it is at just the right level of potency to aid with the medical issues that it is sought out to do. With such a rising industry, the testing of cannabis hasn’t been universally agreed upon in terms of what regulations that mass producers and labs must adhere to. There are various factors to consider in the field of cannabis quality control.
The moisture content needs to be tested to prevent mold or mildew. Cannabis analysis must be conducted on cannabinoids to figure out the best manufacturing process that will result in the most competent finished product. Pesticide and herbicide levels need to be tested to ensure the cannabis is fit for human consumption. Microbiological screening must be done to make sure that cannabis is fit for medical patients with immune systems that are compromised. Terpene concentration needs to be tested to ensure it is at the level that provides the therapeutic benefits. best