Until now, products infused with THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, didn’t have to be tested in a lab. But manufacturers of so-called “edible marijuana products” must now test their creations for foodborne pathogens like E.Coli and salmonella, plus a test to see how potent it is.
“Because most of the edibles don’t test and they don’t know," Genifer Murray, owner of CannLabs, a Denver-based marijuana testing lab says. "You don’t know what’s in your product unless you test it.”
The soon to be required testing will likely open up a whole new ancillary business for the recreational marijuana industry. Murray, for example, says she’s expanding her lab to handle all the added volume expected to come with mandatory testing.