Health Canada will soon expand its cannabis testing scope to better protect public health and safety.
As part of the Cannabis Data Gathering Program, officials will randomly purchase cannabis products from authorized retailers in Canada.
The laboratory will also work with Canadian law enforcement agencies to receive illicit cannabis products for comparative analysis.
Testing parameters will include THC/CBD levels, specific analytes of interest, and chemical or microbiological contaminants.
Results will be shared with the public, other government agencies and law enforcement.
Health Canada said the expanded testing will “strengthen its ability to inform the public about health and safety risks associated with cannabis consumption.”