04 Mar 10. How do I know these products are regulated and checked?
In Connecticut all cannabis is harvested into homogenized batches according to Sec. 21a-408-58 in the laboratories section of Regulations for State Agencies. A laboratory employee then selects samples from each batch at the production facility to test for microbiological contaminants, mycotoxins, heavy metals, and pesticide chemical residue. These homogenized batches must be stored in a cool, dry, and sterile place until laboratory results come back showing compliance. Laboratories are meant to immediately destroy all samples after testing or research according to 21a-408-64 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies. If a sample fails any microbial test based on the testing regulations set forth by the state of Connecticut the producer must dispose of the entire batch with out any sales or production. Failed tests will be recorded by laboratories in accordance to section 21a-408-70 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies. If the sample passes all of this testing then the entire batch will be released for sale, production, and manufacturing purposes. Producers will always supply lab results when selling product and these results should be on display the entire time that the product is on sale in the establishment.