Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. Unveils CannApprove Testing and Safety Protocols for Harvest THC Vape Products

The rigorous and stringent quality protocols have been developed over 10 years.

November 14, 2019 – PHOENIX, Ariz. – PRESS RELEASE – Harvest Health & Recreation Inc., a vertically integrated cannabis company with one of the largest and deepest footprints in the U.S., has announced CannApprove, a set of testing and safety protocols for THC vape products available at Harvest retail locations. The CannApprove program represents a set of stringent seed-to-sale quality testing protocols developed and implemented during the past 10 years that Harvest products must pass before they are allowed on store shelves. The protocols are a demonstration of Harvest’s continued leadership role on quality and safety and will enhance the experience of patients and customers across the country. 

All Alchemy, Chroma, Delta 8, Co2lors and CBx Sciences Amplify and Meditate vape products are manufactured in compliance with the CannApprove protocols, which apply to ingredients, components, hardware, manufacturing processes and packaging.

“Quality and safety are at the center of what we do and have done for nearly a decade,” said Harvest CEO Steve White. “CannApprove represents the rigorous steps and standards we employ to provide quality products for consumers and our patients. We go above and beyond the testing requirements in many jurisdictions where we operate and at a time when vaping products are under immense scrutiny, Harvest’s efforts demonstrate our leadership role over quality control.”

“Harvest’s consumer safety team includes medical professionals, scientists, researchers and former regulators that have been implemented these protocols for many years and are excited to give consumers a clear picture of the steps we’ve always taken for their benefit,” said Harvest Chief Scientist Noel Palmer, PhD. “We have played a role in writing some of the most stringent cannabis regulations in the nation and we bring that diligence to the work we do to protect our patients.”

The CannApprove testing and safety protocols include:

  • Stringent Third Party (or Internal) Testing: Harvest's ingredients are tested internally or by third party laboratories to be free from potentially toxic ingredients like vitamin E, caprylic acid, mineral oil, squalene, polyethylene glycol (PEG), propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), medium chain triglycerides (MCT) oils and triethyl citrate.
  • Quality Ingredients: The company's THC vape pens and cartridges only use pharmaceutical grade cannabis from sources that have been tested for potency and to be free from residual solvents, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, mycotoxins, microbiological and other contaminants. The flavors Harvest use are all natural, nothing synthetic.
  • Seed to Sale Testing: Harvest tests throughout the entire process, from seed to sale, and THC vaping products have completed the CannApprove program that can only be earned by following a rigorous testing process.
  • Going Above and Beyond State Regulations: The company goes above and beyond most state requirements and apply rigorous testing standards to our products for the patients we serve. It ensures compliance with all state-specific regulations regarding use of ingredients.
  • Thoroughly Analyzed Components: The cartridges, coils, wicking and soldering materials used in Harvest's products go through our state-of-the-art laboratories in Colorado, California or Florida for thorough testing at the elemental level for heavy metals and other contaminants before they are released to our facilities across the country.
  • Responsible Manufacturing Practices: The company's hardware is produced and packaged in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) audited facilities or are overseen by GMP-experienced personnel and must include Certificates of Analysis, the gold standard in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • Diligent Post-Fill Testing: Harvest's filled products are tested for potency and to be free from heavy metals, residual solvents, pesticides, herbicides, mycotoxins, and microbiological and other contaminants.
  • Device and Packaging Safety: The company exclusively uses child-proof and tamper-evident packaging. Harvest runs routine hardware audits to ensure our products do not allow for manipulation above manufacturer temperature guidelines. These steps ensure that its hardware as sold reproducibly reaches consistent temperatures safely and helps prevent contamination and modification for illicit use.
  • Dedicated Professional Team: Harvest has a robust team of professionals with backgrounds as regulators, medical professionals, scientists and researchers led by Chief Scientist Noel Palmer, PhD. Dr. Palmer and his team played a role in writing some of the most stringent cannabis regulations in the nation.