Bay City, Michigan (WJRT) – With the cannabis industry in full swing in mid-Michigan, safety standards are key to both distributors and consumers.
There has been an influx of cannabis stores popping up all over the place, however, it is important to understand the product and make sure what is being purchased is safe.
This is exactly what Therapeutic Health Choice does, as scientists and chemists rigorously test these products on a daily basis and ensure they are safe for consumer use.
heavy metals Insecticides. mildew. Even insects. These are just a few of the contaminants that can make cannabis harmful, if not toxic, to people’s health.
Cannabis safety compliance facilities such as Therapeutic Health Choice in Bay City focus on making sure they are safe through comprehensive scientific analysis.
“What we do is help make sure that the growing cannabis industry is safe and everyone can know that what they are consuming is free of toxins,” said Andrew Kertek, a scientist at Therapeutic Health Choice.
The testing process is done literally under a microscope and ensures that there are no substances other than marijuana, even things like shards of glass and metal, to ensure that the cannabis on the market is not dangerous, which is key in a rapidly growing industry where it has been legalized in many states.
“We just want to make sure no patient is harmed by marijuana,” said Richard Middlebrook, a scientist at Therapeutic Health Choice. It’s still a federal Schedule 1 drug, so we want to make sure we do our due diligence because if something happens in this industry, the whole thing could fall apart.”
This due diligence includes not only checking things like mold, yeast, mercury, lead and arsenic from marijuana and marijuana products, but also measuring the potency so that people can consume without any adverse reactions.
“It’s good for people to know and I think a lot of people in Michigan, it’s opened their minds to seeing it highly structured and tested and becoming more open to the prospect of seeing if it can relieve some of their symptoms or help them,” said Nikki Legacy, director of business development at Therapeutic Health. Choice
As the cannabis industry continues to grow, rigorous testing is now more important than ever.
To learn more about cannabis testing or choosing therapeutic health, visit thchoice.com.