CSQ launches retail audit for dispensaries  


Retail Safety Standard to Minimize Risk and Ensure Product Safety  

Cannabis Safety & Quality (CSQ), the first accredited cannabis certification program, today introduced a new safety standard built to safeguard licensed dispensaries in any legal cannabis market.   

CSQ’s Retail Standard outlines the criteria for a modern cannabis dispensary site to meet the basic safety requirements of applicable regulatory agencies and the general public. It also evaluates the competence of the site’s overall cannabis safety management system and the system’s ability to control and mitigate safety risks in a retail environment.   

“We are taking the average cGRP (Current Good Retail Practices) audit and including unique criteria for cannabis retailers to remain compliant,” said Matt Regusci, CSQ’s Technical Director. “There’s an emphasis on security precautions and processes for disposal of expired products that other retailers of food or consumer goods don’t need to worry about,” added Regusci. 

The CSQ Standards were created by a team of food safety experts to improve the overall safety and quality of cannabis and cannabis-infused products available at licensed dispensaries. In addition to the Retail Standard, there are four other CSQ standards that are breaking new ground as part of the world’s first and only accredited cannabis certification program to meet ISO Requirements and regulatory requirements from seed to sale.   

Other standards include:  


·       Manufacturing and Infusion of Cannabis into Food & Beverage Products  

·       Growing and Cultivation of Cannabis Plants   

·       Manufacturing and Extraction of Cannabis   

·       Manufacturing of Cannabis Dietary Supplements   

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Kim Ring via email at kring@asifood.com.   

About Cannabis Safety & Quality (CSQ)  

CSQ is a safety-driven company setting reliable cannabis industry standards to help companies minimize risk, protect their brand, and provide the best product for their consumers. CSQ is the first accredited cannabis certification program that meets ISO requirements and regulatory cannabis requirements from seed-to-sale. For more information about CSQ’s standards visit our website at www.csqcertification.com or follow CSQ on Instagram (@csq_certification), Facebook (@CSQcertification), Twitter (@CSQ_Cert), or LinkedIn.