It’s getting crowded out there for cannabis brands. From new product formulations to the public’s increasing enthusiasm for sustainable packaging, the pressure to innovate and differentiate is on brands and businesses up and down the cannabis supply chain. But as the industry inches closer to federal legalization, ambitious cannabis product manufacturers in particular are well advised to start adopting manufacturing standards already in effect for consumer packaged goods companies, namely current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs).
Created and enforced by the Food and Drug Administration for food, drug, device and supplement manufacturing, “CGMPs provide for systems that assure proper design, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes and facilities.” Further, “adherence to the CGMP regulations assures the identity, strength, quality, and purity of drug products by requiring that manufacturers of medications adequately control manufacturing operations,” according to the FDA website.
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