In 2020, ASI launched the Cannabis Safety & Quality (CSQ) Standards to promote industry best practices and improve the overall safety and quality of cannabis and cannabis-infused products in the market. ASI has now commissioned Intact to develop the CSQ standard-setter platform and provide audit and certification technologies to further develop CSQ and enable its infrastructure. The standard-setter platform will provide the core infrastructure enabling stability, consistency, and quality of the CSQ standard and its continued growth.
Intact, the international software provider, specializes in audit, certification, and standards industry solutions. The company has demonstrated its expertise in building standard-setter infrastructures through collaborations with the GRMA, IFS, and IAQG, among others. The partnership with ASI will accelerate the professionalization of the CSQ ecosystem to drive the safety and quality of the cannabis industry forward.
“We strongly feel that Intact is the right partner for us to take the next step in becoming a recognized standard setter in the cannabis and cannabis-adjacent industries,” says Tyler Williams, chief technical officer of CSQ. “Our goal is to create a better, safer, and more sustainable industry. State-of-the-art infrastructure is essential for transparent and traceable auditing to achieve that goal. Intact has proven time and again that it can provide such systems on a global scale. We are excited to have them on board for this project.”
Intact is equally proud of this new partnership. “We are very excited to partner with ASI on this groundbreaking project,” says Jake Lewin, CEO of Intact US. “The cannabis industry is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the standards space. CSQ’s goal to improve the regulation of the industry will not only increase safety and quality across the entire sector but ultimately benefit the well-being of consumers across the nation. We support their mission and cannot wait to get to work building a future-proof infrastructure.”
Intact and ASI will start work on the new CSQ infrastructure later in 2022. The CSQ platform will be based on Intact’s audit and certification software, the Intact Platform, and will also launch in 2022. ASI is slated to adopt the Intact Platform in 2023.