Any cannabis lab analyst that has a unique method for quantifying cannabinoids in edible chocolate has been invited to submit their technique to AOAC International.
The independent lab standards organization will then review the methods for AOAC’s first action official methods status. If approved, the technique could become an official AOAC reference method for cannabinoid quantification.
Any submitted methods must be able to identify and quantify individual cannabinoids in edible chocolate. The techniques must also meet AOAC’s existing standards for edible cannabinoid detection, as listed in 2017, so they can be reliably reproduced by trained analysts in accredited labs.
Founded in 1884, AOAC primarily develop globally accepted standards across a broad spectrum of industries. The organization recently expanded its remit into cannabis testing standards with the launch of its own cannabis analytical science program.
No deadline or fee is currently in place for method submissions, which are taken through this online form. Any submitter must provide their name and organization, as well as their method’s applicability, materials, reagents, and calculations.
If the method has been previously published, permission must be obtained from the appropriate parties.