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Quality Control and Batch Counting for Gummies
03/04/2022

The cannabis and CBD space has grown significantly during the past few years, as public perception surrounding them has quickly evolved. While it is great that the industry is growing quickly, CBD and THC nutraceutical and gummy manufacturers need to keep up with demand while still complying with regulations. What do gummy manufacturers need to know about quality control and batch counting for gummies?

Where Is Cannabis Legal?

Approximately 75 percent of states in the country have decriminalized cannabis or have made it legal for either recreational use or medical use.

The states that have legalized cannabis for recreational use include Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Montana, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Virginia, New York, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

The states that have legalized cannabis for medical use, but not recreational use, include New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Utah.

North Carolina, Mississippi, and Nebraska have decriminalized cannabis, but have not legalized it.

Why Do Customers Choose Edible Cannabis?

There are a number of reasons why customers choose edible cannabis. They include:

Even though it may take a while for the product to kick in, the benefits last longer when compared to inhalation or topical application.

Cannabis edibles are a great way to moderate the psychoactive experience, which is ideal for people who might not want to experience the effects all at once.

Some people do not like the feeling of inhaling vapors or smoke, so consuming edibles is a better experience for them.

How Is the CBD and THC Edible Production Regulated?

Cannabis is a schedule I substance, and it is technically illegal to sell CBD or THC without the approval of the FDA. However, the market is growing and changing quickly, and the FDA has been slow to issue new regulations as it seeks to study the benefits and side effects of CBD more closely. Largely, CBD and THC regulation has been left up to the states, and each state has its own rules and regulations.

Why Do Manufacturers Have a Hard Time Batch Counting Gummies?

There are a number of reasons why manufacturers have a hard time batch-counting gummies. These include:

Not every gummy is the same size, so it can be difficult to track them by weight.

Nutraceuticals can get stuck in machines that aren't cleaned well.

Many manufacturers produce gummies with different flavors and ingredients, which makes it hard to sort them into accurate batches quickly.

Because the gummies are relatively small, it is difficult to count them manually.

Fortunately, there are devices that can make this easier.

Count on VMEK’s Abacus+ for All Gummy Counting Needs

VMEK’s innovative, efficient Abacus+ can make it easier for nutraceutical manufacturers to batch count gummies quickly and accurately. The machine is easy to use, simple to care for, and has a small footprint. Furthermore, it is fast and accurate, helping companies reduce their overhead expenses while increasing profit margins. With more accurate back counting, it will be easier for all nutraceutical manufacturers to meet quality control and insurance standards. Contact VMEK today to learn more!