Bay City Testing Center Ensures Cannabis Safety | News
BAY CITY, Mich. (WJRT) — With the cannabis industry in full swing in the middle of Michigan, safety standards are critical for distributors and consumers alike.
There’s been an influx of cannabis stores popping up all over the place, so it’s important to understand the product and make sure what you’re buying is safe.
Therapeutic Health Choice does just that, with scientists and chemists rigorously testing these products daily and ensuring they are safe for the consumer.
Heavy metals. Pesticides. Mold. Even insects. These are just a few of the contaminants that can make cannabis harmful or even toxic to someone’s health.
Cannabis safety compliance facilities like Therapeutic Health Choice in Bay City work to ensure it’s safe through thorough scientific analysis.
“What we’re doing is helping to ensure that the growing cannabis industry is safe and everyone can know that what they’re consuming is free of toxins,” said Andrew Kirtek, scientist at Therapeutic. HealthChoice.
The testing process literally takes place under a microscope and ensures that no materials other than marijuana are present, even things like glass and metal fragments, and to ensure that cannabis on the market is not is not dangerous, key in a rapidly growing industry where it has been legalized in many states.
“We just want to make sure no patient is harmed by marijuana,” said Richard Middlebrook, scientist at Therapeutic Health Choice. It’s still a federal schedule 1 drug, so we want to make sure we’re doing our due diligence, because if something were to happen in this industry, everything could fall apart.
This due diligence not only includes testing marijuana and marijuana-infused products for things like mold, yeast, mercury, lead, and arsenic, but also measuring potency so people can consume without any adverse interaction.
“It’s good for individuals to know that and I think a lot of people in Michigan, it’s opened their minds to seeing it highly regulated and tested and becoming a bit more open to seeing if it might alleviate some their symptoms or help in any way,” said Nicki Legacy, director of business development at Therapeutic Health Choice.
As the cannabis industry continues to grow, rigorous testing is more important than ever.
To learn more about cannabis testing or therapeutic health choices, visit thchoice.com.