E4 Bioscience managing partner, Dr. Shaun Opie, was invited to provide an educational presentation to the students in the Saint Louis University Cannabis Program about cannabis laboratory safety and compliance testing.
Cannabis laboratory testing is done for human safety. Potential cannabis contaminants that have known health risks include pesticides, heavy metals, residual solvents, mycotoxins, microbial pathogens, and other toxic additives. It is essential for a fledgling industry seeking credibility to have access to rapid, accurate, and honest testing so contaminated products can be removed from the supply chain before a sale and so marijuana consumers have insight into what they are purchasing. This presentation will discuss: 1) Common cannabis contaminants and the potential health risks of consuming contaminated products, and, 2) How to obtain, read, and communicate the information contained in a cannabis laboratory test report.
About Saint Louis University
Launched in the fall of 2020 in SLU’s School for Professional Studies, the Cannabis Science and Operations Certificate is the most successful program in SPS’s history. Just three years after its launch, the program has 300 students and more than 140 graduates. Saint Louis University’s Cannabis Science and Operations Certificate program was named the 2023 Outstanding Program by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). Pharmacological properties of cannabis.