The patchwork regulations promulgated by each state that intend to guarantee the safety of cannabis products and protect consumers remain woefully inadequate. While the federal government refuses to get involved with this important issue, states are failing to meet their own statutory obligations. As this article points out, more other than not the testing labs are unregulated and testing results are unverified. This is why independent, third party, voluntary-consensus quality and safety standards like FOCUS‘ are so crucial to the cannabis industry.