Yakima Marijuana Lab Stresses Quality Control

Workers at the marijuana testing lab are failing about 18 percent of the samples because of microbes such as bacteria and fungi.

WASHINGTON:  Workers at the Analytical 360 laboratory in Yakima like to listen to music while they work, but they don’t let reggae or the sound of a Grateful Dead concert detract them from their job of testing marijuana. The lab that originally was used to test hops is one of a dozen in Washington that Read the full article…

Budding Business: Pot Testing Lab Growing In Bend

MJ Freeway wins WSLCB seed to sale contract

OREGON:  Cascadia Labs is nestled amid ornamental fruit trees in a quiet office park on the north end of Bend. In this lab, employees with backgrounds in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries spend their days testing a variety of products with one common ingredient, consumed by thousands of patients across Oregon: medical marijuana. Cascadia Labs Read the full article…

First Marijuana Testing Laboratory Opens In Yakima

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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 Read the full article…

DEA To Boost Marijuana Supply For Research

"That's a lot of marijuana," DEA spokeswoman Barbara Carreno said. "One kilogram is equivalent to a brick. So 650 kilograms would look like 650 bricks and would probably fill a cargo van."

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is approving a massive increase in the amount of marijuana that government researchers can use for studies due to a growing interest in medical marijuana. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will now have access to 650 kilograms of pot, after the DEA announced Friday in the Federal Register it is Read the full article…

University of New Haven Developing New Method To Test Marijuana For Mold, Other Contaminants

A number of labs around the country are testing marijuana for contaminants using different methods, many of which have been around for decades and used to test other plants, including food crops, for harmful substances.

CONNECTICUT:  The microscope at the University of New Haven, set at 10-times magnification, shows a marijuana leaf covered with dozens of tiny bumps. It’s mold, and someone, somewhere could be smoking similarly contaminated pot and not have a clue. Heather Miller Coyle, a forensic botanist and associate professor at the university, says all sorts of Read the full article…