National Association of Cannabis Businesses Adopts Standards for Safe Production and Storage of Cannabis-Infused Products


NEW YORK, March 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PRESS RELEASE — In the midst of heightened uncertainty surrounding the risk of electronic nicotine delivery systems, the National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB) has announced the adoption of national standards for production, process safety controls and storage of cannabis-infused products. View the national standards here.

“Cannabis infusions continue to expand in scope and volume with little standardized control,” said Tom Nolasco, Director of Legal and Strategic Initiatives at the NACB. “This technical process requires guidance for the safety of consumers and reputation of the industry.”

“NACB Standards are designed to protect consumers and demonstrate to regulators and the public that our members operate at the highest levels of ethics and responsibility, especially when it comes to the safety and quality of their products,” said Adrienne Uthe, NACB’s Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “We’ve collaborated with cannabis industry experts, including our members Rebel Coast and Therapy Tonics, to define these best practices for cannabis-infused products. We’re committed to shaping cannabis into a safe, responsible and ethical industry.”

Nolasco leads the NACB’s National Standards initiatives. He is a 20-year litigator who entered the cannabis industry six years ago through partnership dispute cases. Previously, he served as co-chair of the Dickinson Wright National Cannabis Group. Nolasco has worked with municipal, state and federal legislators, including Representative Ed Perlmutter’s team on the SAFE Act. He is recognized nationally as an expert on medical and recreational cannabis laws on insurance.

Additional NACB Standards adopted and in progress include:

  • Packaging & Labeling
  • Advertising
  • Lab Testing & Product Integrity
  • Security
  • Hemp (in progress)