NIST to Help Labs Achieve Accurate THC, CBD Measurements


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Source: Rich Press, Public Affairs Specialist, NIST

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized cannabis products with less than 0.3% THC. However, labs can have a hard time getting accurate THC measurements, especially at that low level. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has now launched a program to help laboratories accurately measure key chemical compounds in marijuana, hemp, and other cannabis products. The program aims to increase accuracy in product labeling and help forensic laboratories distinguish between hemp, which is legal in all states, and marijuana, which is not.

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