However, this brings with it a number of challenges which have to be addressed by the companies themselves as well as at a regulatory level:
- Strongly fluctuating product qualities, caused by insufficient standardization and specifications for reproducible processes
- Lack of consideration of essential standards and scientific approaches already in early planning phases
- Non-compliance with the principles of good manufacturing practice based on the current state of science and technology (cGxP)
- Risk that companies may not be able to produce or place the harvest on the market despite the issue of a cultivation license.