Award-winning Arizona medical marijuana edibles company Baked Bros continues to undergo rigorous testing standards despite the state’s minimal requirements.
Currently, safety provisions are self-imposed by dispensaries and edibles and concentrates makers because the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) does not enforce mandatory testing or safety standards for marijuana. However, Baked Bros began testing for pesticides years ago, and now offers digital access to test results for every product they offer.
“We strive to put the best products on the shelves for patients. Just because the state hasn’t established standards, doesn’t mean we don’t have our own,” stated Nadeem Al-Hasan, co-founder of Baked Bros.
In May 2018, Arizona lawmakers introduced Senate Bill 1420 to establish medical marijuana as an agricultural commodity. The bill required testing for mold, the disclosing of chemicals used in production, and confirmation of labels, just like other crops.
Baked Bros has tested for contaminants for years – long before the bill was a discussion. So, due to the company’s progressive approach, the Senate invited co-founders Nadeem Al-Hasan and Thomas Rimbach to provide their input on the new regulations. They attended three meetings and were the only representatives from a medical marijuana edibles company who were included.
Though the bill fell short of votes, Baked Bros continues to focus on company transparency. Along with testing for contaminants, the brand’s manufacturer labels display actual strain names and packaging dates. Patients can go online and view the exact test results of their purchase using the UPC code’s last four digits on the manufacturer label.
“This is about improving the infused-product market,” explained Rimbach. “There is a lack of verifiable information for patients and we want to be the ones to provide it.”
Baked Bros has been operating in Arizona since January 2015, and the company has won numerous awards, such as Best Edibles from AZmarijuana.com’s Best of 2017 Awards, and is renowned for producing accurately-dosed, great-tasting, effective products.