In order to provide consistent quality of Cannabis, scientific quantitative standards are utilized. For every marijuana product a Certificate of Analysis must be provided that details and measures medicinal compounds and testing for harmful adulterants from pesticides, soil, water, air and machinery. It is important that science measures quality and purity.

Equally important, The Vancouver Cannabis Initiative recognizes that the empirical knowledge and expertise of farmers and practitioners over the centuries, and in this brave new world of Cannabis, is vital to the continued use of marijuana as an authentic medicinal; whose healing powers we have only begun to scientifically explore.

Sharing our stories, exchanging data and working in collaboration helps us all to learn, grow and heal - together.