Global GAP certification

Global G.A.P. certification is not an accepted standard internationally within the cannabis sector, but it is quite similar to the Good Agricultural Collection Practice (GACP) certification that is used.

Some participants in traditional agriculture will argue that this certification is more stringent that GACP. While in some ways this is true, GACP certification for cannabis has been tuned to meet well-defined specifications for how cannabis will be consumed, whereas Global GAP is more generic.

Global G.A.P. certification allows companies to meet distributors’ requirements in terms of quality, food safety and environmental practices. Global GAP certification was specifically designed for food production, so the guidelines guarantee: Food safety and traceability; Worker’s health and safety; Animal welfare; Environmental impact; Crop Management, Pest control, Quality Management Systems, and Hazard Analysis (HACCP).

Global GACP certification enables food production companies to demonstrate to their clients the validity of their compliance activities the global standard.

However, even if adhering to this standard is a general best-practice, GACP certification is the correct one for cannabis.

  • Cannabis Industry Certifications
    • Good Agricultural Collection Practice – GACP
    • Good Manufacturing Practice – GMP
    • Current Good Manufacturing practice – cGMP
    • European Good Manufacturing Practice – EU-GMP

Other certifications that would be helpful, and whose processes definitely should be considered are:

  • Global Certifications of relevance:
    • ISO Certifications: ISO-9001; ISO-13485; ISO-14001;

To read more about Global GAP in agricultural production, we suggest visiting the Global website.