Too often, cannabis labs are trying to open for business without the solid foundation of an ISO management system. This afterthought is detrimental to labs’ short and long term success as they struggle to produce reliable results and gain stability. Labs that begin with a quality mindset open doors for business quicker and generate sustainable revenue and profit. A quality business model depends on a logically structured management system that addresses how the laboratory operates and delivers accurate and reliable test results. With quality as a business plan and model, every decision is made within the context of delivering accurate and reliable test results. What is the scope of activities the laboratory wants to undertake? What instruments have those capabilities? What competency of staffing is required to operate those instruments? Which consumables? Within a structured management system, these questions, and more, will be answered leaving no doubt about the lab’s future success.
1. Identify the common mistakes in planning and operating Cannabis Test Labs
2. Identify the risks of poor-quality control to the public, producers and laboratory
3. Explain how a business plan and model, based on an ISO 17025 management system, can help labs avoid the common mistakes and mitigate risks