Golden State Cooperative leads the cannabis industry by voluntarily complying to a rigorous testing program. Cannabis dispensed today does not undergo a quality assurance program. This is where GSC sets themselves apart from the rest of the associations. All of the cannabis at GSC is tested for microbiological contaminants (Aerobic plate count bacteria, E.Coli/Coli forms, mold, yeast and pesticides). Samples are deemed acceptable for patient consumption as long as hey fall within the AOAC( International Association of Analytical Chemist) food standards for the above mentioned screenings. The tested cannabis is labeled with product Cannabinoid profiling (potency) so that the patient is educated when it comes to accommodating their medicinal cannabis needs.