Global Cannabis Partnership Welcomes First Cannabis Testing and Research Laboratory Member

Sigma Analytical Services joins global CSR leaders committed to elevating standards in the cannabis industry

Saint John, NB (August 1, 2019) – The Global Cannabis Partnership (GCP) is pleased to announce its first full-service GMP testing and research laboratory member, Sigma Analytical Services (Sigma Analytical). Sigma Analytical joins multiple leading organizations in the cannabis industry committed to setting a new standard for corporate social responsibility practices. 

Sigma Analytical Services, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is a unique full-service testing and research GMP-compliant laboratory offering comprehensive testing and analytical services, research and development (R&D), and consulting in cannabis and derived products along with consulting and high-level training for the set-up and operation of cannabis quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) and R&D labs. Sigma Analytical maintains a global presence with projects and laboratories spanning Northern and Central America, as well as several strategic partnerships with major analytical ‎instrument providers, testing labs, producers, service providers, ‎and universities across Canada, Central America, United States, Europe and Australia.

Sigma Analytical has emerged as a thought leader in advancing the understanding of cannabis chemistry and is ‎establishing a global scientific network of pioneers to facilitate research and knowledge sharing in this ‎new and promising field of science

“Sigma Analytical’s dedication in research and quality in this industry is a welcomed asset to the GCP membership,” says Kim Wilson, Executive Director of the GCP. “We’re excited about this new addition and for the continued expansion of our mandate.”

“As GCP’s first full-service testing and research lab member, Sigma Analytical Services has the opportunity to help shape the GCP’s commitment to corporate responsibility practices in the areas of cannabis product testing, compliance, and research and development,” says Ashton A. Abrahams, Chairman and COO of Sigma Analytical Services. “We are looking forward to our participation and commitment to the Responsible Cannabis Framework (RCF) and developing industry-best practices in this nascent, and rapidly growing global industry.”

The GCP is a partnership of organizations who want to raise the bar with respect to social responsibility in the legal cannabis industry. Membership is open to government agencies, private-sector cannabis industry organizations and affiliate organizations that directly or indirectly play a role in the legal cannabis supply chain.

One of the GCP’s first activities was to create the RCF, which defines the corporate social responsibility (CSR) standards to which all Members agree to adhere. The RCF was released in June 2019. 

A full list of Founding Members and Members can be found at globalcannabispartnership.com.

For information about joining the GCP, contact Kim Wilson, Executive Director, at 506.874.6363 or kim@globalcannabispartnership.com. 

Media Contact:
Kim Wilson
Executive Director
Global Cannabis Partnership
kim@globalcannabispartnership.com
506.874.6363 

About the Global Cannabis Partnership:
Founded by Revolution Strategy, the Global Cannabis Partnership (GCP) is a not-for-profit collaboration of leaders in the government-sanctioned cannabis industry. With representation from government, private-sector and affiliate organizations, the GCP is creating an international standard for the safe and responsible production, distribution and consumption of legal cannabis.

About Sigma Analytical Services Inc.
Sigma Analytical Services, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, has a global presence with projects, partnerships and laboratories spanning widely. A unique full-service testing and research laboratory, Sigma Analytical offers comprehensive testing and analytical services according to GMP standards; R&D; and consulting in cannabis, hemp, and derived products; and technical training and consulting for set-up and operation of cannabis quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) and R&D lab. For more information about the company please contact us at +1 888 406 0016 or visit sigmaanalytical.com.

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