The True Cost of Cannabis Product Testing

California’s cannabis testing requirements incur significant costs for cannabis growers and, ultimately, the consumers who buy their products. Thanks to new research from the University of California, Davis, we know just how costly they are.

UC Davis published the study on April 23. It found that testing accounts for 10% of wholesale cannabis costs in California.

There are variables. Moisture balance tests are the least expensive at around $1.25 per test. Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LCMS) testing is much more costly at an estimated $8.82 per test.

The destruction of products that don’t meet testing standards is the costliest aspect of all. If food was subject to the same testing, over 13% of products would fail and need to be destroyed. 

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 05:21

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