Quality Assurance and Quality Control for Cannabis
Production, Products and Training
The legalization of cannabis in Canada has set the stage for academia, industry and government to work together toward providing the tools for standardization of the cannabis industry, based on product quality and safety for consumers and communities.
Licensed Canadian producers of cannabis and laboratories authorized to conduct analytical testing on cannabis are regulated by Health Canada under the Cannabis Act, throughout all stages of manufacturing, post-harvest processing, extraction of medical grade cannabis products, testing, packaging, labeling and post-market monitoring.
The QAQCC Program allows Canada to lead the charge in QA/QC for cannabis production and products, allowing our graduate student trainees to be one of the first cohorts of its kind in the world.
Product Quality and Safety for Consumers and Communities
While legalization offers immense opportunity to Canadian companies, conflicting and non-validated methods have resulted in varied product yield, potency, inconsistent THC: CBD ratios and cannabis product quality. This NSERC CREATE in Quality Assurance and Quality Control for Cannabis Production, Products and Training (QAQCC) addresses these challenges and is a collaboration between:
THE 3RD ANNUAL CANNABIS SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM: FROM PLANTS TO PEOPLE
This symposium highlights recent findings from cannabis research and training programs, and aims to disseminate knowledge of evidence-based information for improving quality, efficacy and safety of cannabis products.