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US firm launches cannabis supply chain certification

Jun '19
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LeafWorks, a California-based plant genetics company specialising in botanical identification, launched its proprietary LeafWorks Supply Chain Certification recently to combat fraud and mislabelling in the marketplace and solve a pervasive problem faced by cannabis cultivators, distributors and consumers: verifiable ingredient authenticity and sourcing.

The certification offers guaranteed transparency across every step of the cannabis supply chain and helps businesses build brand equity and consumer confidence, said a company press release.

The DNA validation system allows breeders and growers to confirm that their plants are what they are supposed to be as they move through the supply chain, as well as provide proof of product veracity at distribution. The service also provides security in the event of recalls.

Distributors and buyers can request the LeafWorks-Certification seal, which provides assurance to consumers that they are getting the exact strain they expect for medicinal consistency and overall experience. The certification works in four steps: assess, record, sequence, and compare.

LeafWorks assesses the supply chain of the company to establish where necessary checkpoints are needed to ensure label fidelity. It then arranges for a physical record to be made through the Canndor Herbarium, the world’s first and only cannabis herbarium, a separate non-profit that documents and preserves cannabis diversity and record of cultivation.

The company then sequences DNA from these samples to create a genetic reference or ‘control sample’ from which downstream material and products can be compared. This control sample serves as a product baseline that can be tracked and confirmed at a later date. As material moves through each supply chain checkpoint, the customer submits additional samples.

LeafWorks then compares the genetic sequence of the control to the new samples to determine whether the sequences match. This binary positive or negative result indicates whether label fidelity is maintained and if a company receives the LeafWorks Certification seal.

Ultimately, this genetic service confirms that plant material in the supply chain is consistent over time, across locations and throughout physical processing. LeafWorks incorporates random audits into the system to ensure companies adhere to certification. (DS)

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