|Infused Products:||2 grams|
All cannabis products sold in the state of Pennsylvania, and the raw material used to make them, must be analyzed to determine the presence of microbiological contaminants. The presence of various bacteria and pathogens must be shown to be below the allowable limit of colony forming units per gram or not present in any amount depending on the organism’s suitability for human consumption.
Microbiological organisms are present almost everywhere but are usually dormant or harmless to humans. If conditions are right, however, a colony of organisms can grow and become dangerous for consumption. Additionally, certain organisms can release toxins as a reaction to heat or other perceived threats. Screening all cannabis products for these organisms (using both qualitative and quantitative methods) ensures their presence is below a threshold that is safe for consumers.