Marijuana Testing Lab News

Guam’s medical cannabis program on hold as it awaits testing lab applicants

No one has applied for a license to set up an independent medical marijuana testing laboratory in Guam, nearly two months after Gov. Eddie Calvo signed into law a bill implementing the rules for an MMJ program, a high-ranking official said. According to the Pacific Daily News, the U.S. territory’s medical cannabis program can’t start without a […]

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California testing labs expect marijuana ‘bottleneck’ in July

Marijuana testing labs are going to be the gatekeepers for California’s legal cannabis industry come July 1, when only lab-tested products may be sold by licensed retailers. And that means this summer could become a pain for any licensed cannabis company in the Golden State since most labs are predicting a shortage of testing services, […]

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Steep Hill to close Alaska cannabis testing lab

One of only three marijuana testing labs in Alaska has shut down, leaving the state’s cannabis growers with only two options for mandated testing. Steep Hill Alaska, of Anchorage, declared in an Instagram post that the lab is “suspending cannabis testing operations on March 31,” the Juneau Empire reported. The lab said it has to relocate […]

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Week in Review: CA cannabis rollout hinders sales, Arizona mulls MMJ testing & Maine rules delayed

Scotts Miracle-Gro says California’s slow implementation of marijuana regulations is hurting sales, Arizona considers medical cannabis testing, and Maine’s governor delays MMJ regulations. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week. Scotts’ sales decline Scotts Miracle-Gro CEO James Hagedorn said California’s slow rollout of regulations has hindered […]

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Move afoot to test Arizona’s medical cannabis for mold, pesticides

A Republican lawmaker has persuaded nearly the entire Arizona legislature to sign on in support of his proposal to require medical marijuana to be tested for mold and agricultural chemicals. The proposal from Sen. Sonny Borrelli would appropriate $2 million from the state’s huge medical marijuana fund to do the testing. Borrelli has 78 co-sponsors […]

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Alaska scrutinizing two cannabis testing labs

Two marijuana testing facilities in Alaska are being audited by a state agency amid concerns about discrepancies in potency-testing results between the sites. The state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Environmental Health Laboratory is conducting the audits of CannTest and Steep Hill Alaska. Erika McConnell, director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, recommended the audit in […]

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Nevada shuts down fourth marijuana testing lab

Citing a “zero-tolerance policy,” Nevada regulators have suspended the licenses of four of the state’s nine testing labs since July. The state’s Department of Taxation, which took over regulating the industry last summer, shut down the four labs for “not following proper procedures,” the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The agency most recently suspended the license […]

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North Dakota specifies where state’s medical marijuana dispensaries can open

North Dakota has established eight regions for medical cannabis dispensaries in an effort to ensure qualifying patients have easy access to MMJ. The regions center on the state’s largest cities – Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, Devils Lake, Jamestown, Williston and Dickinson. However, the dispensaries that eventually are licensed can be located anywhere within a […]

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Multistate marijuana testing lab company announces acquisition in California

Oregon-based cannabis testing firm Evio Labs said it’s acquiring competitor C3 Labs in Berkeley, California, which will give it a presence in the Bay Area to go with its labs in Southern California and north of Sacramento. Evio operates 10 testing labs in five states: four in Oregon, two in California, two in Florida and […]

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One of Michigan’s marijuana testing labs allowed to remain open

The only operating medical cannabis testing lab in southwest Michigan has received approval to continue operations while it undergoes the new state MMJ business licensing process. According to MLive.com, the town of Kalamazoo – where The Spott Laboratory is located – gave the business permission on Monday to keep its doors open while obtaining a […]

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Neo-Nazi charges spur Oregon marijuana lab executive’s exit

The founder and executive director of a state-licensed cannabis testing lab in Eugene, Oregon, is stepping down amid allegations she is a neo-Nazi supporter. Bethany Sherman also plans to sell the OG Analytical testing lab she founded in 2013, according to The Oregonian. Her actions follow allegations by a local Antifa group that she and Matthew L. […]

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Alaska to probe erratic cannabis potency results at state’s labs

A committee will look at issues surrounding the testing of marijuana products amid inconsistency in potency results from Alaska’s two labs, the state’s top marijuana regulator said. However, Erika McConnell, director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, told Anchorage TV station KTVA she couldn’t estimate know how long that process might take. During a […]

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