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Starting in 2018, the Bureau requires testing of all cannabis products prior to their being delivered to a dispensary for retail sale. The Bureau aims to ensure the cannabis goods being sold are safe for human consumption and the consumers receive accurate information about the cannabis goods they are 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 must 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)


Proposed regulations for the license application and operations requirements can be found here. You must also get licensed by your individual city, which is done in a separate process. Testing labs have experience and education requirements for its employees: laboratory director, supervising analyst, laboratory testing analyst, and sampler.


Some State and individual city requirements to form your testing lab company:

  • Business-formation documents (link to FAQ)

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

  • Local jurisdiction’s authorization to test cannabis products ( )

  • Premises diagram ( )

  • Surety bond ( )

  • Waiver of Sovereign Immunity ( )

  • Good Standing Attestation ( )

  • Written appeal of license denial (if necessary) (link to FAQ)

  • Employee training program

  • ISO 17025 accreditation

  • Premises diagram

  • Standard Operating Procedures

    o Calibration & maintenance of equipment and instruments o Chain-of-Custody Protocol
    o Data review & internal review processes
    o Analytical methods


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