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Idaho authorities main concerns are testing accuracy and safety verification from “international” accredited labs.

See also: Is CBD Oil Legal In Idaho 2019: Where To Buy Legal CBD Oil In Idaho?

Current tools ISP (Idaho State Police) use is a Duquenois test and can provide false positive results – reacting to THC, CBD, CBN, or other cannabinoids.

ISP (Idaho State Police) and ODP (Idaho Office Of Drug Policy) have concerns with proper and accurate verification of CBD & THC levels. And having the lab report match the CBD oil product label.

Link to written concerns: ISP (Idaho State Police) and ODP (Idaho Office Of Drug Policy).

Current Idaho measuring tools only test the “presence” of cannabinoids – via a qualitative approach.

Idaho authorities opposing CBD S1146 2015: (Link To Legislation)

  • ODP (Office Of Drug Policy).
  • ISP (Idaho State Police).
  • DHW (Department of Health and Welfare).
  • Idaho Prosecuting Attorney’s Association.
  • Fraternal Order of Police.
  • Idaho Police Chief’s Association.
  • Idaho Sheriff’s Association.
  • Idaho Criminal Justice Commission.

As of now (May 2019), only Epidiolex qualifies. (According to Idaho authorities).

What does ISP (Idaho State Police) say about legal CBD oil in Idaho?

Idaho officials are concerned with the testing requirement difficultly and expense for analyzing specific CBD & THC levels.

Measuring specific levels of CBD and THC requires a difficult and expensive quantitative method from labs that probably should have an ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) certification.

Unaccredited labs have:

  • No assurance standards.
  • No quality control.
  • No way to determine competence.
  • No way to ensure product label accuracy.
  • No management, quality, testing, or reporting standards.
  • No procedures evaluated by independent 3rd party labs.
  • No reports routinely assessed and audited by an independent 3rd party.
  • No high quality control measures in place.
  • And more.

According to ISP (Idaho State Police), without an ILAC certification, there’s no provision to ensure it’s a reputable lab.

Idaho official documents contain lists of specific information regarding foreseeable and potential problems with cannabis in Idaho.

Most issues revolve around quality testing and safety verification from accredited labs – as well as the potential fiscal impact (up to $2+ million).

ISP (Idaho State Police) require cannabis lab testing facilities to have and ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) certificate.

In their report, ISP states they don’t know of any forensic lab with an ILAC certification, providing this service.

A quick Google search reveals there are currently six US labs with an ILAC accreditation.

All six US testing labs with an ILAC accreditation:

  1. AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs, LLC
  2. American Association for Laboratory Accreditation
  3. ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board
  4. International Accreditation Service, Inc
  5. National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program
  6. Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc

From their written report, ISP is concerned with the lack of funding and the inability to perform lab testing on every suspected piece of marijuana.

What does ODP (Idaho Office Of Drug Policy) say about legal CBD oil in Idaho?

Idaho Office Of Drug Policy updates us what CBD (cannabidiol) products are legal. And also compares private CBD companies to the FDA approved CBD product.

Concerned from the Idaho Office Of Drug Policy include:

  • Many CBD products have zero CBD.
  • Several CBD companies use synthetic CBD.
  • Only 31% of CBD products sold online contain CBD levels shown on the label.
  • No testing requirements to determine THC levels or other contaminants.
  • No extraction regulation process.
  • Claiming innumerable health benefits, without FDA approval or rigorous testing.

What CBD products are legal and available for Idaho to purchase – despite rigorous testing accreditation recommendations?are legal in Idaho (May 2019 update) and their lab testing results verify zero THC.

We only recommend product with zero THC and compliant with both Idaho state & Federal law.

Zero THC means 0.0000% with no trace amounts, none detectable.

CBD products are primarily sold as:

  • CBD tincture or oil.
  • CBD capsule or pill.
  • CBD topical cream or salve.
  • And others.

To quote 2015 Idaho Attorney General’s Annual Report (as per Idaho Office Of Drug Policy, “CBD must both contain zero THC and be derived from one of the identified parts of the cannabis plant.”

Learn more: Looking At Idaho & Federal Written Hemp CBD Laws

Products we recommend maintain updated lab testing results and confirm zero THC.

Lab results test for cannabinoid potency, pesticides, terpenes, residual solvents, heavy metals, and overall quality assurance confirmation.


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