April 7, 2021 SC Labs

One Cannabis-Focused Analytical Laboratory Weighs in On Contamination in Cannabis Paper Products and the Need for Stronger Reform in Cannabis Testing

Madeline Colli, Cannabis Science and Technology.

In this interview, Josh Wurzer, President of SC Laboratories, delves into the analytical side of the cannabis industry and some of their cannabis paper product study research.

As the cannabis industry continues to grow and develop, a major issue remains at the forefront: testing. Although there are regulations, accreditations, and standards for testing laboratories to apply from other testing areas—such as the food, pharmaceutical, and environmental markets—there is still more that can be done to strengthen testing in the cannabis industry. Here, Josh Wurzer, President of SC Laboratories, discusses the analytical side of the cannabis industry and some of their cannabis paper product study findings.

…California has yet to get any laws on the books regulating the safety of hemp CBD-infused products. We’re hoping to see that change in this next legislative session.

Josh Wurzer, Co-Founder and President, SC Labs

Can you tell us a little about SC Laboratories, Inc. (SC Labs)? What led you to get into the analytical side of the cannabis industry?

Josh Wurzer: We were founded by four cannabis industry professionals in 2010 in Santa Cruz, California and added a laboratory outside Portland, Oregon in 2016. I am a chemist and was interested in establishing a full-service analytical laboratory on par with the food testing and environmental laboratories around the Bay Area. Long story short, I pitched the idea to my future partners, Jeff Gray who was a successful medical cannabis cultivator and consultant, Alec Dixon who was…

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