Question: How can a medicinal marijuana patient or a recreational user have assurances that the cannabis product he/she is purchasing is safe and is actually the one prescribed or desired, no matter in which state the product is purchased?
Answer: A cannabis chemistry committee was established last year and has now become a subdivision of the American Chemical Society (the largest chemical society in the world). Of course, this will take work and time in order to establish central cannabis laboratory regulations, creating precise standards which, hopefully, would eventually require adherence to by all laboratories.
According to an article in Culture Magazine, there are no standardized procedures at the present time and this has created a safety concern throughout the cannabis industry as well as for the users of the cannabis products. Standard methods of production and screening for pesticides is a great concern. The formation of this subdivision, under the jurisdiction of the Chemical Health and Safety division, is a progressive step in the direction of safety for the cannabis industry.