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CSQ CERT

Cannabis Safety and Quality Certification

The Cannabis Safety & Quality (CSQ) Standards were launched in 2020 to promote industry best practices and improve the overall safety and quality of cannabis and cannabis-infused products in the market.

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About CSQ:

The CSQ Certification Program and applicable standards were built around ISO/IEC 17067 and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Benchmarking requirements.

The CSQ Standards are a set of requirements that have been developed by a group of experts based on scientific data, public health concerns, and industry best practices. They are designed to ensure that consumers can trust that products are not only safe but also meet their expectations for quality.

 

Here are some of the key benefits of cGMP certification for cannabis companies:

  • Increased consumer confidence: Consumers are increasingly demanding safe and high-quality cannabis products. cGMP certification demonstrates to consumers that your company has met rigorous standards for manufacturing and quality control.
  • Improved access to markets: Many states and countries require cGMP certification for cannabis companies that want to sell their products in regulated markets. cGMP certification can help you to gain access to these important markets.
  • Reduced risk of regulatory fines: Cannabis companies that violate cGMP regulations can face significant fines. cGMP certification can help you to avoid these fines and protect your company from financial losses.
  • Enhanced brand reputation: cGMP certification is a valuable asset for cannabis companies that want to build a strong brand reputation. Consumers are more likely to trust companies that have met rigorous standards for manufacturing and quality control.

If you are a cannabis company, cGMP certification is an important step that you can take to improve your business. By complying with cGMP requirements, you can help to ensure the safety and quality of your products, increase consumer confidence, improve access to markets, reduce the risk of regulatory fines, and enhance your brand reputation.

The standards were developed with input from leading health officials, government regulators, industry associations, and other stakeholders across the world. 

CURRENT STANDARDS:

  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
  • Current Good Agricultural Practices (cGAP)
  • cGMP+
  • cGAP+
  • Growing and Cultivation of Cannabis Plants
  • Manufacturing and Extraction of Cannabis
  • Manufacturing and Infusion of Cannabis into Food & Beverage Products
  • Manufacturing of Cannabis Dietary Supplements
  • Manufacturing of Cannabis Cosmetics (Coming Soon)
  • Manufacturing of Cannabis Packaging Materials (Coming Soon)

Which Standard Is Right For Me?

Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) And Current Good Agricultural Practices (cGAP)

CSQ’s cGMP and cGAP audits are the first step within a systematic continuous improvement process that was structured to help cannabis and hemp operations develop effective cannabis safety and quality management systems.

These standards were developed as a solution for small and medium size cannabis organizations who do not have a robust cannabis safety and quality system in place. Once a facility is certified to the CSQ cGMP or cGAP standard, they can take their program to the next level with cGMP+ or cGAP+.

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CGMP+ And CGAP+

CSQ’s cGMP+ and cGAP+ audits are the second step within a systematic continuous improvement process that was structured to help cannabis and hemp operations develop effective cannabis safety and quality management systems.

These standards were developed as a solution for small and medium size cannabis organizations who want to elevate their existing cannabis safety and quality system to the next level. Once a facility is certified to the CSQ cGMP+ or cGAP+ standard, they can take their program to the highest level with an accredited CSQ certification audit.

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CSQ Certification 

CSQ’s accredited certification program is the last step within a systematic continuous improvement process that was structured to help cannabis and hemp operations develop effective cannabis safety and quality management systems.

These standards were developed as a solution for cannabis organizations of all sizes who want to be held to only the highest cannabis safety and quality standards.

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  • Growing and Cultivation of Cannabis Plants [Download Now]
  • Manufacturing and Extraction of Cannabis [Download Now]
  • Manufacturing and Infusion of Cannabis into Food & Beverage Products [Download Now]
  • Manufacturing of Cannabis Dietary Supplements [Download Now]
  • Manufacturing of Cannabis Cosmetics (Coming Soon)
  • Manufacturing of Cannabis Packaging Materials (Coming Soon)

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