First Marijuana Testing Laboratory Opens In Yakima

WASHINGTON: Stores across Washington could start selling recreational marijuana in a matter of weeks, but their product will have to go through a rigorous inspection process.

A 4,000 square foot marijuana lab in Yakima, is the first of its kind to receive authorization from the state.

“We’re going to be testing products for 502 for the recreational marijuana market,” Lara Taubner said.

In a couple of weeks, this high end laboratory run by Seattle based company Analytical 360 will be handling every type of marijuana product imaginable from edibles to lotions and oils. Even your most common, buds. They will perform dozens of tests for things like potency levels, e-coli and salmonella, similar to the tests the FDA would do for any other food or drug.

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