Md. Code Regs. 10.62.37.18

Current through Register Vol. 51, No. 11, May 31, 2024
Section 10.62.37.18 - Laboratory Testing
A. Each lot of edible cannabis products shall be tested by a registered independent testing laboratory for:
(1) Cannabinoid content, including:
(a) THC, which shall be +/-10 percent of any amount indicated on the edible cannabis product label;
(b) Any other cannabinoids indicated in the Commission's current version of technical authority; and
(c) Any cannabinoid identified on the package or label of the edible cannabis product;
(2) Microbiological impurities, including:
(a) Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli <1 CFU/g (undetectable);
(b) Salmonella spp. <1 CFU/g (undetectable);
(c) Total of aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, and G2 <20 µg/kg of substance; and
(d) Ochratoxin A <20 µ/kg of substance;
(3) Water activity (aw), which shall be 0.85 or less unless approved by the Commission;
(4) A visual inspection of the edible cannabis product to identify:
(a) The presence of any foreign matter;
(b) Any abnormal odors or colors; and
(c) Any inconsistencies between servings of an edible cannabis product; and
(5) Any other tests required by the Commission's current version of technical authority for medical cannabis testing.
B. A permittee shall ensure homogeneity and establish the validity of the production process for all edible cannabis products by implementing written standard operating procedures that comply with the Commission's current version of technical authority for medical cannabis testing.
C. Random sampling and stability studies shall comply with the requirements established in the Commission's current version of technical authority for medical cannabis testing.

Md. Code Regs. 10.62.37.18

Regulation .18 adopted effective 48:8 Md. R. 309, eff. 4/19/2021