CanniMed® products are tested for metals, microbiological purity, and mycotoxins. Rigorous testing means our products are free of E. coli and salmonella. Other microorganisms like S. aureus, yeast, and mold are kept well below food-safe levels. We have a maximum limit for metals such as cadmium, mercury, arsenic, and lead. These standards comply with pharmacopeia limits for natural health products and other, similar products made in Canada. Tests for cannabinoid concentration, including CBD and THC, ensure CanniMed Ltd. patients receive only the highest quality products.
CanniMed® pharmaceutical-grade cannabis passes a release process to ensure quality and safety specifications are met. Our products are traceable from the starting plant material up to the client package, and they are assigned lot numbers to be used in the unlikely event of a recall.
Bacteria and mold can affect almost any plant crop, marijuana is no exception. Exposure to bacteria and mold may lead to infections, which is a particular risk for medical users with immune-related conditions. This is one of the reasons CanniMed® products are treated with gamma irradiation. We take measures to control mold and bacteria, but irradiation fully eliminates their presence. Irradiation is a recognized and reputable control process that does not alter the chemical properties of dried marijuana. Many of the food products Canadians consume every day, including meats and spices, are treated with gamma irradiation.
Our integrated pest management practice means we don’t need to use chemical pesticides. CanniMed® products are produced in a controlled environment to ensure consistency of each lot. Inputs, including irrigation water and growing medium, are tested. Plant health and eventual material quality are a direct result of consistent, safe inputs.