NSTDA Characterization and Testing Center (NCTC) announced a launch of Cannabis Analytical Testing Laboratory and signed an agreement with Play La Ploen Herbal Center Community Enterprise located in Buriram province to perform cannabis testing for the enterprise to ensure their products meeting international standards.

Dr. Natthaphon Wuttiphan, NCTC Director revealed that Cannabis Analytical Testing Laboratory provides complete testing services on cannabis and hemp to support the medical and related industry to ensure product quality and safety. The laboratory is internationally accredited by ISO/IEC17025. The range of services provided include potency test (amount of cannabinoid present in products), terpene profiling and safety tests (heavy metals, pesticides, residual solvents, mycotoxins and microorganism).

Play La Ploen Herbal Center Community Enterprise currently grows cannabis plants in a greenhouse to produce cannabis with consistent quality for medical purposes. The partnership formed with NSTDA will help enhance the quality and safety of products produced by the enterprise. Ms. Sasikarn Lorjiropas, President of Play La Ploen Herbal Center Community Enterprise further explained that Play La Ploen plans to serve as an intermediary between farmers and other community enterprises and NCTC to promote quality control and assurance of cannabis products.