The BC government says they have found extensive pesticides, along with heavy metals and other biological impurities in cannabis seized from illicit cannabis stores in metro Vancouver.
Health Canada’s Forward Regulatory Plan for 2020-2022 includes proposed amendments to the Cannabis Exemption Regulations and the Cannabis Regulations to facilitate cannabis research, including taste and effect testing.
While each licensed analytical testing lab in Canada must follow certain standards, the lack of a single, cohesive standard across the industry leads to a lot of problems, from product recalls, to lab shopping and inconsistent consumer experiences.
Cannabis vape pens are a relatively new and increasingly popular product on the market, but much about their health and safety remains relatively unknown due to a lack of product testing and consumer knowledge of those products.
Established in 1976 and emerging as the largest independent third party testing company of nicotine containing products in the world, Labstat International first began providing analytical testing of cannabis in 1982 under a joint program with Health Canada.