Passage of the Farm Bill
With the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the Farm Bill), states now have the ability to develop regulatory programs with the approval of the USDA, and hemp producers can follow the typical FDA channels to get their products approved for the market.
Through Konocti’s extensive accreditation, forensic hemp testing is now available to ensure that the current regulations, i.e. the product consists of less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been met. Beyond cannabinoid testing, Konocti’s scope of accreditation also includes screening of heavy metals, microbial contamination, mycotoxins, terpenes, residual solvents and pesticides.
Using the latest technology and software provided, Konocti Analytics is capable of extracting and analyzing several hundred samples per day. While utilizing the latest UHPLC’s (Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography) paired with the most advanced software, Konocti Analytics was able to develop a robust and fast cannabinoid assay, achieving forensic accreditation.
Performing as oversight in this emerging industry, Konocti Analytics offers an outlet for safety testing for governmental entities as well as producers seeking FDA approval of their products.