As Green Technology Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB:GTSO) works to establish its new cannabis testing laboratory, state regulators in Colorado are stepping in to ensure that all cannabis products under their jurisdiction are free from potentially harmful pesticides and other contaminants.
As the state’s cannabis focus turns from licensing to regulation, Colorado authorities are expending time and resources to ensure that the cannabis patients are consuming does not contain any harmful chemicals or adulterants. High levels of pesticides in some plants there have forced the city of Denver to act, quarantining hundreds of plants due to their exposure to pesticides not recommended for indoor use or on crops intended for human consumption.
“High levels of pesticides, molds and other contaminants are being seen in some growers’ products, which is bad for health and bad for business,” said GTSO CEO Wallace W. Browne. “GTSO understands the urgency to reduce these toxins. We’re working to set up state-of-the-art cannabis testing facilities in Colorado to provide cultivators and retailers with the resources they need to monitor their products for potential contamination.”
Accordingly, GTSO is close to securing a new permanent location for the Class 5 clean room it acquired earlier this month. The clean room is a germ- and pest-free environment where GTSO can reliably test cannabis products for contamination, potency and breeding, among other measurable attributes. The multi-million-dollar asset was acquired by the company in order to begin offering scientific testing and quality-control services to the top cannabis cultivators and retailers in the U.S.
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. The clean room was acquired without a commitment for lease, which was a key consideration for making the deal.