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The Bureau of Cannabis Control requires testing of all cannabis products prior to their going to market for sale. Its aim is to ensure cannabis goods are safe for human consumption and consumers receive accurate information about the cannabis goods they're consuming.

We would love to answer your questions regarding the new state and city laws. Schedule a free consultation today or email us if you have any questions.


Licensed testing laboratories test for:

  • Homogeneity

  • Cannabinoids

  • Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals

  • Pesticides

  • Microbiological Impurities

  • Mycotoxins

  • Water Activity & Moisture Content

  • Filth & Foreign Material

  • Heavy Metals

  • Terpenes (for products claiming to have them)


State proposed regulations for the lab testing license application and operations requirements can be found here. You must first also get licensed by your city, which is done in a separate process. Additionally, testing labs have experience and education requirements for their employees (laboratory director, supervising analyst, laboratory testing analyst, and sampler).


State and city requirements when

applying for a testing lab license:

  • Business formation documents

  • Foreign corporation’s Certificate of Qualification (if applicable)

  • Premises diagram

  • Surety bond

  • Waiver of Sovereign Immunity

  • Good Standing Attestation

  • Testing methods

  • Employee training program
  • ISO 17025 accreditation

  • Standard Operating Procedures

  • Calibration & maintenance of equipment and instruments

  • Chain-of-Custody Protocol

  • Data review & internal review processes

  • Analytical methods