Laboratory shopping is a concerning practice in the legal cannabis industry that can compromise public health and safety, create an uneven playing field for businesses, and most importantly undermine consumer trust. This presentation provides an overview of laboratory shopping, including how it works and its negative impact on the cannabis industry. We will discuss regulatory efforts to address laboratory shopping – including the implementation of standardized methods and regulatory harmonization. The presentation also includes a look forward to what the future may hold for the cannabis industry in light of these delegitimizing challenges.
1. Explain the practice of laboratory shopping in the legal cannabis industry, including how it works and its potential impact on public health and safety.
2. Identify the regulatory challenges associated with laboratory shopping and explore potential solutions to mitigate the risks associated with this practice.
3. Discuss the importance of testing in the cannabis industry and how laboratory shopping can compromise the integrity of this process.