LAS VEGAS, July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DB Labs, a cannabis-testing laboratory, has become the first and only ISO 17025-accredited marijuana-analysis lab in Las Vegas. A standard used by testing and calibration labs, ISO 17025 is required by most countries. Having an ISO certification raises the bar for testing standards and assures customers that their products have been rigorously tested to ensure the safety and health of users.
Susan Bunce, President at DB Labs, stated, "As the first cannabis-testing laboratory in Nevada, DB Labs has always taken patient safety very seriously and has always tried to raise the bar. Now, being the first lab in Las Vegas to receive ISO 17025 accreditation, we are setting the standard and want to set a good example for other labs. The world of cannabis testing is often compared to the Wild West: each lab uses state regulations to set their standards, but it leaves a lot of room for subjective interpretations. The ISO accreditation removes the ambiguity and guarantees a consistent level of testing to users. We are proud to be a part of that."
In Nevada, cannabis labs are required to test for certain contaminants, but the requirements do not have the same rigorous standards as the ISO accreditation. Bunce stated, "Eventually Nevada's users will realize that their cannabis contains more than the advertised THC number and that it could contain harmful contaminants."
DB Labs recommends that users ask their dispensary bud-tender which strain will offer the best benefits for their needs. Those who are new to cannabis are encouraged to pick up a DB Labs brochure from their local dispensary titled the Consumer Guide. DB Labs prepared this brochure to educate users on potential benefits and drawbacks of different terpenes, as well as potential deleterious ingredients in untested cannabis.
"We at DB Labs are proud to become the first cannabis testing facility in Southern Nevada to obtain ISO 17025 accreditation. It's dope to see that all the long hours, late nights, and months of hard-work are paying off and being recognized," stated Glen Marquez, a laboratory manager for DB Labs.
Standardization in testing means that users can expect the same level of high from the same amount of product consistently. For those who have felt the overwhelming sensation of consuming too much of an edible, this assurance will be a huge relief. Additionally, for consumers who have ingested cannabis and felt ripped-off by the underwhelming effects of a product that claims to have a high THC number, this standardization will provide comfort that their investment is fair.
Kelly Zaugg, a DB Labs laboratory manager, stated, "Now that cannabis cultivators, production facilities, and medical marijuana patients have an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory to partner with, they are guaranteed that results from DB Labs are the most accurate and reliable. We are happy to show our continued commitment in providing high-quality service that the community can depend upon."
Dr. Chew stated, "I'm proud to work for a lab that doesn't sell test results. Our clients know that they will receive rigorous testing and results that are accurate. In other states labs have been accused of THC inflation, passing cannabis that is below standard, and other issues: at DB Labs, our ISO accreditation puts users' minds at ease, because they know their cannabis is safe."
For more information about ISO accreditation, please contact (702) 728-5180.
About DB Labs: Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, DB Labs is an independent analytical testing laboratory specializing in organic, inorganic and microbiological analyses. We take pride knowing our stringent marijuana analysis is of the highest quality. Founded in 2014, DB Labs is committed to meeting industry needs with the highest level of service. To learn more about DB Labs and its safe testing practices, contact DB Labs at [email protected].
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