GACP Certification Awarded to Internationally-Based Extracts Company

June 5, 2020

A multinational, pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis and hemp extracts company, Clever Leaves, was recently granted a good agricultural and collecting practices (GACP) certification by the Control Union Medical Cannabis Standard (CUMCS) for meeting their guidelines for consistency and quality in the cultivation and harvest of medicinal cannabis.

A multinational, pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis and hemp extracts company, Clever Leaves, was recently granted a good agricultural and collecting practices (GACP) certification by the Control Union Medical Cannabis Standard (CUMCS) for meeting their guidelines for consistency and quality in the cultivation and harvest of medicinal cannabis (1).

CUMCS’s standards offer general technical guidance for obtaining high-quality medicinal plant materials for the sustainable production of herbal items categorized as medicinal products. With the GACP certification, Clever Leaves is able to show that they operate under CUMCS procedures, cultivating crops that are free of heavy metals and agrochemicals as well as protocols for biodiversity safety in pharmaceutical manufacturing.

In Clever Leaves press release the company stated (1): “The CUMCS certification standard is based on GACP guidelines of The World Health Organization (WHO), the GACP Guidelines of the European Medicines Agency, Guidelines of the Dutch Government for Cannabis for Medical Use, and the International Standard for Good Agriculture Practice.”

“GACP certification reflects Clever Leaves’ ability to produce pharmaceutical-grade cannabis as well as our adherence to stringent operational standards,” said Kyle Detwiler, the CEO of Clever Leaves (1). “Achieving internationally-recognized quality guidelines will enable us to bring value at every touch point of the supply chain.”

With the GACP certification, Clever Leaves will be able to export pharmaceutical-grade cannabis products to international markets.

References:

  1. https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/06/04/2043528/0/en/Clever-Leaves-Granted-Good-Agricultural-and-Collecting-Practices-GACP-Certification.html