WSLCB Certified Heavy Metal Testing Lab Active

WASHINGTON: Effective April 11, 2019, a lab has been certified by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) to provide heavy metal testing on cannabis products.

WSLCB Certified Heavy Metal Testing Lab

Medicine Creek Analytics

3700 Pacific Hwy E. #400

Fife, WA 98424

 Washington State Department of Health

The Department of Health has rescinded the emergency rule, filed January 24, 2019 temporarily suspending the heavy metal testing requirement. Effective April 18, 2019, all products produced under chapter 246-70 WAC will be required to be tested for heavy metals and no longer required to include “Not tested for heavy metals” on the label.

 

EVIO Labs To Provide Accredited Industrial Hemp Testing In Oregon

OREGON: EVIO, a leading provider of cannabis analytical testing services, has announced that it is now prepared to offer accredited testing services to Oregon’s industrial hemp sector.

To accommodate demand for testing in the state, the Oregon Department of Agriculture (“ODA”) in coordination with the Oregon Health Authority are paving the way to allow accredited cannabis labs to perform tests of industrial hemp that previously only the ODA was authorized to perform. Costing upwards of $1,500 each, the tests involve lab personnel taking samples from mature hemp fields for lab assessments designed to verify if the THC content of the plants is low enough to be classified as hemp, which is a non-psychoactive form of cannabis.

There are currently 233 actively licensed industrial hemp growers in the state of Oregon. All of these growers will require testing prior to harvest to ensure their hemp is qualified for sale. In addition to the information testing it has provided in the past for hemp, CBD, terpenes, oils and extracts, EVIO intends to offer full compliance testing as well.

The COO of EVIO Lori Glauser said, “Industrial hemp is a rapidly growing industry with product applications ranging from foods like hemp seed, personal care products, textiles, and other industrial and consumer goods such as building materials. In fact, hemp-based CBD oil alone is projected to reach $1 billion in sales by 2020, and, notably, big box stores like Target and Wal Mart are already offering the product.”

EVIO, Inc. operates state-of-the-art testing facilities and offers accredited testing methodologies that verify the safety and potency of cannabis and cannabis products. As the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana progresses and demand for industrial hemp rises across the country, the need for reliable cannabis testing facilities will also increase.