Following Curaleaf and One Plant receiving the certification in January through Cannabis Safety & Quality’s (CSQ) initial series of pilot audits, Precision Botanical is the first company to officially pass the stringent CSQ Global Standards beyond the pilot program with a score of 91 out of 100.
Based in Denver, Precision Botanical focuses on providing purity, accuracy and transparency for its THC-free CBD products. Passing the Manufacturing and Extraction of Cannabis audit further demonstrates the company's commitment to product safety and quality, as well as its commitment to continuous improvement.
Precision Botanical’s certification was provided by ASI Food Safety, an approved CSQ Certification Body. Precision Botanical took the first step toward securing a certification in February when completing the off-site documentation evaluation. The on-site facility evaluation took place in March, and the certification was finalized by April 9.
“Sites who achieve the CSQ certification are proving to their customers that they are willing to go above and beyond to supply only the safest possible products on the market,” said Tyler Williams, founder and chief technical officer of CSQ. “Organizations like Precision Botanical are doing this industry a favor by self-policing and proactively searching for ways to instill consumer confidence. We’re happy to welcome them into our network of industry leaders putting compliance and quality first.”
Launched in 2020, CSQ Standards promote industry best practices and improve the overall safety and quality of cannabis and cannabis-infused products in the market.
“We received 91 points out of 100 using this higher standard than the less stringent GMP audit that many other CBD companies use,” said Precision Botanical COO Sean Callan. “We test every ingredient for over 418 contaminants to ensure the highest possible purity levels, and that’s only the beginning of the process. It’s no question that quality has always been at the forefront of our initiatives, so we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to express that mission to our customers and industry stakeholders through CSQ’s stamp of approval.”