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What Is The Importance Of Cannabis Testing?

If you are offered with a bowl of brimming purple substance that has a strange smell, will you be willing to taste it immediately without even knowing what it was? Of course, you won’t. The advice that I am about to give you is certainly important if you said no to the offer that was given to you. Until you know that it is something safe to have, never put it inside your mouth. This advice applies to a lot of situations including the consumption of cannabis which was just recently been introduced in the market with its many benefits so there is still no legalization about this product and it is still not regulated federally. This is the reason why it is very important to have cannabis testing, a scientific process that is able to gauge different levels of chemicals and compounds that are present in the product, may it be beneficial or not. This will enable the consumers to gain a lot of knowledge about the product and to assure them as well that it is free from any unwanted effects and harmful substances.

What is the importance of testing?
Many individuals who are working in the agricultural industry uses pesticides in making their plants grow, and the growers of the cannabis plant are no exception at all. Killing living organisms that are found on the plant are done with pesticides-toxic chemicals like insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides, that is why even if they are handled properly, they still pose danger to our health as well as to the environment. The cannabis industry must make sure that proper testing is done so that matters won’t get worse regarding the risks that it is possible to bring.

There is a lab considered to be a pioneer of the testing industry which tests the cannabis plant based on its residual solvents, potency, terpenes, pesticides, and microbial contamination by measuring the different levels of compounds that are present in the plant. However, this type of testing is not being done by all labs. There are labs that concentrate only on the testing with the use of pesticides. There are also some who only concentrate on molds. Labs who have enough methods and equipment were surely able to test different things. In lieu of this, a lot of consumers would, therefore, want to know who will be doing the testing and what will the test be all about, apart from the fact that excellent testing should be demanded.

To put this simply, would you elaborate the things that should be tested?
There are components that are found in the cannabis plants that should be tested to be able to measure its levels, and these are:

Microbial contamination, pesticides, residual solvents, terpenes, and cannabinoids.

Therefore, the best thing that you should do is to make sure you know what the food is made of before you are going to put it in your mouth.

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