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Why we at Green Leaf Lab do not post our customer results online

Posted at July 20, 2014 | By : | Categories : Green Leaf News | Comments Off on Why we at Green Leaf Lab do not post our customer results online

At Green Leaf Lab, much like any valid analytical Laboratory, we are committed to providing the highest quality data. This is achieved by following all laboratory guidelines provided by the Oregon Dispensary Law (also known as House Bill 3460).

This law was enacted to create a system of standardization for laboratories. Every cannabis testing laboratory is required to follow TNI (National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference, or The NELAC Institute) and ISO (International Organization for Standardization) guidelines in their entirety. These standards require confidentiality and privacy in reporting customer results.

According to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 rule 4.1.5. c, “The Laboratory shall have policies and procedures to ensure the protection of its customers’ confidential information and proprietary rights, including procedures for protecting the electronic storage and transmission of results.”

The NELAC TNI Standards 2009 Volume 1 module 2 rule 4.1.5 c state, “The Laboratory shall have policies and procedures to ensure the protection of its customers’ confidential information and proprietary rights, including procedures for protecting the electronic storage and transmission of results.”

Posting customers’ lab results online constitutes a public display of confidential information and as such violates both ISO and NELAC TNI rules. Once results have been released to the customer, dispensary, or grower, these parties may display lab results however they wish. It is not the place, nor does it comply with the law, for a valid analytical laboratory to post those numbers in a public forum online.

Green Leaf Lab, as an analytical laboratory that follows ISO and NELAC TNI Standards, simply cannot post customers confidential information online and comply with Oregon State law.

A laboratory may claim they are following ISO and NELAC TNI, but if they are posting customer test information online in a public forum, they are not.

As the leading cannabis testing laboratory in Oregon, we are committed to following all guidelines. Our purpose is to support our customers in complying with Oregon State law.