First Cannabis Safety & Quality Certificates Issued to Curaleaf and One Plant


2021-01-09 01:12:00 Business Times


PRESS RELEASE--St. Louis, Mo. --Cannabis Safety & Quality has awarded the first CSQ Certifications to Curaleaf, a leading U.S. provider of consumer products in cannabis, and Florida-based retailer, One Plant. The CSQ Certification Program and applicable standards aim to serve as protection for these brands by minimizing the risk and ensuring regulatory requirements are met from seed-to-sale. The standards were built in 2020 to meet ISO requirements and Global Food Safety Initiative requirements. “We are thrilled to have Curaleaf and One Plant as the first of many industry-leading brands putting compliance and quality first with CSQ’s stamp of approval,” said Tyler Williams, founder and chief technical officer of CSQ. “Obtaining third-party certifications like ours helps lay the groundwork for a more self-regulated industry that continuously produces safe and reliable products for patients and consumers.” CSQ’s licensed third-party auditors, technical directors, and consultants have been training since the beginning of December 2020 to make these pilot audit certifications possible. Both companies were reviewed under the “Manufacturing and Infusion of Cannabis into Food & Beverage Products” standard, which applies to the addition of cannabis flower or cannabis derivatives into shelf-stable food and beverage products. This standard is one of four total standards within CSQ that are breaking new ground as part of the world's first cannabis certification program meeting the GFSI requirements, set to be benchmarked in 2022. Additional standards include: ●       Growing and Cultivation of Cannabis Plants ●       Manufacturing and Extraction of Cannabis ●       Manufacturing of Cannabis Dietary Supplements ​Based in Florida, One Plant specializes in responsibly farmed cannabis. One Plant currently operates a state-of-the-art Nexus greenhouse, a full lab, and seven retail locations with five new locations coming soon. One Plant also operates a robust, ecommerce driven, next-day Statewide delivery model. Cultivators and manufacturers like One Plant that get certified are less likely to have a recall, endure a regulatory warning, or a voluntary withdrawal. Curaleaf is a vertically integrated, high-growth cannabis operator known for quality, expertise, and reliability. Curaleaf and its brands, including Curaleaf and Select, provide industry-leading service, product selection, and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets. Curaleaf currently operates in 23 states with 95 dispensaries, 22 cultivation sites, and over 30 processing sites. A benefit for leading retailers like Curaleaf would also include peace of mind when working with suppliers who receive third-party audits. Eventually, dispensaries will have the capability to hand-pick new suppliers using CSQ’s searchable database to determine whether or not the supplier is compliant. The state of Michigan has passed a law allowing veterinarians to consult with pet owners on using marijuana or hemp—including cannabidiol (CBD)—products for their animals. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed H.B. 5085 into law in late December 2020. According to a legislative analysis of the new law, veterinarians were previously unable to consult with pet owners on the use of marijuana or hemp. This law would open up their freedom to either recommend or advise against giving animals cannabis in various forms. “The current restriction on veterinarians’ ability to discuss the benefits, as well as the risks, of treatments for pets derived from marijuana or industrial hemp results in incomplete and inadequate pet health care,” the legislative analysis says. “Allowing veterinarians to become a trusted source of information, in a marketplace with many competing and confusing claims, would ultimately benefit both pets’ health and their owners’ peace of mind.” Michigan’s law currently bans selling CBD animal and pet feed products, including pet treats. However, residents in the state can add CBD products, like oils, to their pet’s food, according to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The agency notes that “safe levels for animal consumption have not been established.” A report released in February 2020 by Nielsen, a global data analytics company, and Headset, a data and analytics service provider for the legal cannabis industry, showed projected growth in the pet CBD market. The report found that hemp-based CBD pet products will represent 3-5% of all hemp CBD sales in the U.S. by 2025. Other findings from that report include:
新闻稿--St。路易斯,莫。--大麻安全与质量公司授予Curaleaf,一家美国领先的大麻消费品供应商和总部设在佛罗里达州的零售商One Plant首次CSQ认证。CSQ认证计划和适用的标准旨在通过最小化风险和确保从种子到销售符合监管要求来保护这些品牌。该标准于2020年建成,以满足ISO要求和全球食品安全倡议要求。 CSQ创始人兼首席技术官泰勒·威廉姆斯说:“Curaleaf和One Plant是众多行业领先品牌中第一个将合规和质量放在首位并获得CSQ认证的品牌,我们对此感到兴奋。”获得像我们这样的第三方认证有助于为一个更加自律的行业奠定基础,持续为患者和消费者生产安全可靠的产品。 自2020年12月初以来,CSQS获得许可的第三方审计师,技术总监和顾问一直在进行培训,以使这些试点审计认证成为可能。这两家公司都是根据《食品和饮料产品中大麻的制造和灌输标准》进行审查的,该标准适用于将大麻花或大麻衍生物添加到对环境稳定的食品和饮料产品中。该标准是CSQ的四个总标准之一,作为世界上第一个符合GFSI要求的大麻认证计划的一部分,这些标准正在取得新的进展,该计划将于2022年制定基准。其他标准包括: 大麻植物的种植和栽培 大麻的制造和提取 大麻膳食补充剂的制造 位于佛罗里达州的一家工厂专门种植负责任的大麻。一家工厂目前经营着一个最先进的Nexus温室,一个完整的实验室和七个零售点,五个新的零售点即将到来。一家工厂还运营着一个强大的,电子商务驱动的,次日全州交货模式。种植者和制造商,像一个获得认证的植物,不太可能有召回,忍受监管警告,或自愿退出。 Curaleaf是一个纵向一体化,高增长的大麻经营者,以质量,专业知识和可靠性著称。Curaleaf及其品牌,包括Curaleaf和Select,在医疗和成人市场提供业界领先的服务,产品选择和可访问性。Curaleaf目前在23个州开展业务,有95个药房,22个种植点和30多个加工点。 像Curaleaf这样的领先零售商的好处还包括在与接受第三方审计的供应商合作时可以安心。最终,药房将有能力使用CSQS可搜索数据库手工挑选新的供应商,以确定供应商是否符合要求。 密歇根州通过了一项法律,允许兽医向宠物主人咨询为他们的动物使用大麻或大麻酚(包括大麻二醇)产品的问题。 密歇根州州长Gretchen Whitmer签署了H.B。5085于2020年12月下旬成为法律。 根据对新法的立法分析,兽医此前无法就大麻或大麻的使用与宠物主人进行协商。这项法律将开放他们的自由,建议或劝告不给动物各种形式的大麻。 立法分析称,目前限制兽医讨论大麻或工业大麻对宠物治疗的益处和风险,导致宠物健康护理不完整和不充分。允许兽医成为一个可信的信息来源,在一个有许多竞争和混乱的说法的市场,最终将有利于宠物的健康和他们的主人的思想安宁。 密歇根州法律目前禁止销售CBD动物和宠物饲料产品,包括宠物食品。然而,根据密歇根州农业和农村发展部的说法,该州居民可以在他们的宠物食品中添加CBD产品,比如油。该机构指出,动物食用的安全水平尚未确立。 全球数据分析公司Nielsen和合法大麻行业数据和分析服务提供商Headset在2020年2月发布的一份报告显示,宠物CBD市场预计将出现增长。报告发现,到2025年,基于hemp的CBD宠物产品将占美国大麻CBD总销售额的3-5%。该报告的其他调查结果包括: