BOULDER, Colo., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sage Analytics (www.sageanalytics.com), the developers of a new suite of advanced systems for the testing of marijuana potency, commented today on a recent report in the Denver Post and an expanded story in the Cannabist, which recognized that Colorado patients are speaking up about the need for medical marijuana testing.
Current law requires testing of recreational cannabis to screen for pesticides and contaminants such as mold and mildew, but not medical marijuana - a seemingly nonsensical holdover from older regulations. A Senate Bill to rectify that just passed its first hurdle in the Legislature.
However, the bill would take effect only if a separate bill to set statewide testing protocols and standards becomes law. These testing standards are at the heart of Sage Analytics' mission.
The company is currently working with regulators and labs to help develop standards that will improve the accuracy of marijuana potency testing. As widely reported in several recent media reports, the accuracy of marijuana potency testing has come under fire due to a lack of consistency when test results from different labs were compared.
Sage Analytics is working with the Green Standard Working Group - an industry association dedicated to generating global, standardized protocols for the cannabis industry, to ensure accurate, efficient and consistent laboratory testing results. The Green Standard Working Group is an open forum for industry leaders to work together to nominate and implement standardized testing protocols. Members are collaborating with leading researchers, scientists and other professionals in the cannabis industry, to identify an optimal set of analytical practices and methods so that a standard set of protocols can be established and published for reliance by the industry and its regulators.
"We understand patients' concerns about testing protocols, which currently differ for medical and recreational marijuana and are in need of revision," said Matt Kaplan, President of Sage Analytics. "The entire methodology of testing marijuana is in the process of being evaluated and revised by the state, and we are working diligently to provide meaningful data that will help expedite that process."
For more information on Sage Analytics or the company's line of marijuana testing devices, visit: www.sageanalytics.com or call 720-282-4550.
For more information on the Green Standard Working Group, visit: www.thegswg.org
About Sage Analytics:
Sage Analytics develops marijuana potency measurement tools that enhance the current state of potency profiling of THC, CBD and CBN content by adding accuracy, portability, convenience and test affordability to a greater reach of the industry's participants. Sage products incorporate optical spectroscopy, a highly accurate and mature technology for chemical and property measurement, in use by most of the top pharmaceutical companies for their precision measurement needs. The mission of Sage Analytics is to bring greater reliability, consumer awareness and confidence to the cannabis industry.
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