As the industry grows so does the demand for standardisation across products in order to limit impurities and harm to end users. This issue of standardisation is recognised by Randal Raney of Clean Crop Solutions – who wants to ensure cannabis crops are safe for human consumption. As hemp plants are usually grown outdoors, they can be much more susceptible to environmental pathogens and pests. From soil to seed Raney is focussed on making sure crops are clean from harmful chemical residue. Raney has put forward his advanced technology Clean Crop Solutions – a colloidal solution that doesn’t contain any petroleum solvents, caustics, phosphates, nitrates, or silicates – as an organic alternative to chemical products. The USDA has now established a regulatory framework for the production of hemp in the United States with the introduction of the Farm Bill 2018 – meaning any crops or product found to have pests or pathogens will be taken off the shelves or the whole crop will be destroyed. As the medical market expands, cultivators must take measures against pest management. Raney notes that genetics is a key factor to a high-quality crop and to help get better control of pathogens, ...