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We are thrilled to announce that The Cannabis Framework Project, led by Meelie and Brian, owners of Kief Studio, LLC, a renowned cannabis marketing company, has received an exclusive invitation to join the prestigious National Cannabis Laboratory Council (NCLC). This invitation is a testament to our groundbreaking work in standardizing cannabis lab testing on a national level and underscores the significant recognition we have gained within the cannabis industry.
As the legal cannabis market continues to experience exponential growth and discussions around federal legalization and interstate commerce gain traction, it becomes increasingly imperative to address the disparities in state testing requirements and establish a comprehensive, standardized testing framework. Our unwavering commitment, backed by our expertise as owners of Kief Studio, LLC, in promoting public health and safety, as well as facilitating the seamless movement of safe cannabis products across state lines, has been acknowledged by the NCLC.
In their recent white paper, the NCLC proposes a holistic approach to cannabis lab testing, leveraging data from participating laboratories and recognized scientific standards. The objective is to transition from the current fragmented state-based testing programs to a unified testing regime that sets a benchmark for quality testing of cannabis products. This paradigm shift empowers the industry to embrace risk-based testing programs devised by cultivators and manufacturers while ensuring uniformity, consistency, and accuracy in the testing process.
The NCLC recommends the implementation of national standards that govern three key areas:
- Standard Test Panels: These panels define the specific compounds that should be included in the analysis of cannabis products, ensuring comprehensive testing coverage and accuracy.
- Sampling Requirements and Testing Methodologies: By establishing consistent sampling protocols and testing methodologies, we can guarantee reliable results that align with industry best practices across different laboratories.
- Lab Accreditation and Proficiency Testing: Emphasizing the importance of standardized lab accreditation and proficiency testing requirements, the NCLC strives to maintain rigorous quality control measures and ensure the proficiency of testing facilities.
Developing national lab testing standards is not only pivotal for the future of cannabis regulation but also crucial for facilitating interstate commerce once cannabis is legalized. The lack of consistent testing requirements across states poses significant barriers to the movement of cannabis products. Through our collaboration with the NCLC, we, as the owners of Kief Studio, LLC, aim to safeguard public health by advocating for consistent testing of pesticides, elemental impurities, and other potentially harmful additives throughout the United States.
The invitation extended to us to join the National Cannabis Laboratory Council is a testament to the profound impact of The Cannabis Framework Project and our commitment to driving positive change in the cannabis industry. We are honored to be recognized for our efforts in championing standardized lab testing and fostering collaboration among industry stakeholders. By joining forces with the NCLC, we can actively contribute to shaping national standards and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of cannabis regulation in the United States.
We extend our heartfelt appreciation to our dedicated supporters and contributors who have played a crucial role in the success of The Cannabis Framework Project. Together, we, as the owners of Kief Studio, LLC, are making a tangible difference in promoting public health, safety, and accessibility to high-quality cannabis products.
About the National Cannabis Laboratory Council
Established in 2021, the National Cannabis Laboratory Council (NCLC) is a distinguished coalition consisting of Perkins Coie, a renowned law firm, and a diverse group of lab scientists and operators from across the country. The NCLC is committed to establishing and promoting national lab testing standards for cannabis products, paving the way for future interstate commerce.
With a focus on consistency, safety, and public health protection, the NCLC aims to drive positive change in the rapidly evolving cannabis industry.
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