As new legislation continues to sweep the country, the focus of the nascent cannabis movement in the U.S. is shifting from legalization to sensible regulation. Green Technology Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB:GTSO) is making plans to capitalize by bringing new solutions to market designed to help cannabis growers and retailers to comply with new standards.
“The big theme in many conversations we had at Cannabis Cup Denver was the challenges that industry professionals face regarding compliance with evolving regulations,” said GTSO CEO Wallace W. Browne. “Particularly, a major focus has been placed on improving transparency with regard to edibles and on preventing crop contamination. Our market strategy has been developed to address these serious issues.”
Colorado, the new frontier for U.S. cannabis regulation, recently gave the green light to the first laboratory certified to begin testing cannabis products for contaminants. Once enough retail labs are certified, cannabis edibles products will start being tested like any other food product. At that point, the state will require the labs to test for E. coli, Salmonella, and three types of mold.
In order to capitalize on the rising demand in Colorado for cannabis testing services, GTSO is seeking out a new permanent location for the Class 5 clean room it acquired last month. By establishing a working lab in Colorado capable of testing and demonstrating cutting-edge cannabis products, GTSO expects to help the growing number of cannabis professionals in the U.S. refine their offerings and guarantee product purity and consistency to their customers.