Edible cannabis

Edible Cannabis

NSF Canada’s cannabis research license obtained under the Canadian Cannabis Act permits its team of food scientists to offer innovation, process development and shelf-life testing services to makers of cannabis* products manufactured and sold in Canada. 

Ensure the quality of your edible cannabis products with NSF Canada's innovation, process development and shelf-life testing services.

Manufacturing edible cannabis poses a variety of challenges, including solubility, pH stability and thermal robustness. NSF Canada's team can help you better understand and control the quality of your new-to-market edibles cannabis products. Our modern product development lab and pilot processing facility in Canada are fully equipped with various food and beverage processing equipment. Our extensive experience in developing food and beverage products allows NSF Canada to assist with:

  • Feasibility testing
  • New product concept evaluation 
  • Marketing sample generation 
  • Lab-scale trials to obtain optimal formulas and processes
  • Regulatory reviews to help ensure products comply with food labelling regulations 
  • Shelf-life evaluation and extension by formulation, processing and/or packaging changes

* Definition of “Cannabis” 

Under the Canadian Cannabis Act, cannabis is defined as the substance commonly referred to in the United States as “marijuana” or “marihuana,” as well as all other phytocannabinoids regardless of source, such as hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD).

For more information on NSF Canada’s cannabis services and for media inquiries, please contact Lise Smedmor at lsmedmor@nsf.org or +1-519-821-1246 ext. 6436.


NSF Canada’s cannabis-related offerings will focus on consulting services only. Neither NSF Canada nor any other NSF International company offers certification of marijuana or marijuana-derived products at this time. In addition, products containing phytocannabinoids (whether derived from marijuana or hemp) are not eligible for certification or other services under NSF International’s Certified for Sport® program at this time.