Are there any federal (i.e. Food and Drug Administration) regulations that I need to follow in growing or processing my cannabis?

Because cannabis has not yet been federally legalized, there are no FDA regulations. However, we fully expect that day to arrive and when it does, we will be ready to help you to understand and comply with FDA regulations.

What are the consequences of microbiological contamination in my product?

Microbiological contamination of the cannabis plant or product may result in these exceeding your state’s specifications, and may result in significant loss of product.

Do you test for contaminants?

PQS is not a testing laboratory; however, our expert consultants can provide analysis and interpretation of test results, and help you identify the cause of contamination and develop corrective Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) going forward.

Can I speak to a consultant over the phone?

Yes! Please contact us at: to schedule to speak with one of our consultants.

What is the scope of expertise amongst the PQS consultants?

Each of our consultants has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical microbiology industry, including contamination control, disinfection, implementation of pharmaceutical quality standards, authoring Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), auditing, and training.

How long will it take to receive a quote for your on-site consultant services?

Once you speak with our consultant and determine the scope of the project, a quote will be prepared for you to review within 24-48 hours.

How long will it take to have the consultant arrive at our facility?

Once the quote has been approved, signed and returned to us, the consultant will work with you to discuss a date of arrival that is mutually agreeable.

What type of training programs do you offer?

We offer training in many areas of the production process including but not limited to environmental monitoring, contamination control, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and auditing your production facility. Additionally, we can customize a training program suited to your specific needs. We can prepare your organization for the day when Congress enacts federal regulations, and before FDA inspectors arrive at your facility.

What types of consulting do you do?

We can help you to:

  1. Determine the cause and/or prevention of contamination in your facility
  2. Achieve pharmaceutical quality standards by performing a mock audit to highlight any areas that may need improvement in your facility
  3. Prepare Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) making sure your facility is not missing any important steps in preventing contamination during the growing and processing phases of your operation

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