Although cannabis offers a fun and safer form of recreation in comparison to other substances, for many, it is first and foremost a medicine. In order to ensure that patients are receiving products that will actually treat their ailments, laboratory testing is becoming the norm of the industry. Lab testing of all cannabis products before it can be dispensed is actually required in Florida. Testing helps guarantee that patients are not receiving medicine laced with pesticides or that the potency of the products they are buying are accurate. Check out these four labs that can help make sure your patients are getting quality products.
Evio’s Flordia laboratory is owned by a U.S. military veteran. Evio has won seven Emerald Awards for their services in Florida. Although legal medicinal cannabis in Florida is new, Evio has been operating previously in other states including Oregon, Massachusetts, Colorado, and California. Their Florida locations include Broward County and Alachua County.
Modern Canna Science
Modern Canna Science (MCS) has been around since 2014. The company was formed to address inadequacies in testing regulations in other states, especially the fact that independent third-party testing was not always required. MCS analysts and lab technicians have extensive backgrounds in chemistry and biology. MCS offers testing for potency, terpenes, flavonoids, contaminants, genetics, PGR, and PAH.
Cann-A-Lab was founded in 2017 by Charles K. Shutz M.T. (ASCP) and operates in Southern Florida. Shutz has over 35 years of experience in clinical toxicology. Besides potency, pesticide, and the other standard tests, Cann-A-Lab also tests for moisture levels, residual solvents, and heavy metals. They use cannabinoid and terpenoid potency information to match strains to specific medical conditions.
MariJ Pharmaceuticals offers a range of services but has one that really stands out. Don’t have time to send your samples out to the lab? MariJ can come to you. They have a fleet of trucks equipped with mobile labs. They can test your samples but also offer extraction services. In just a matter of a few hours, MariJ’s mobile lab will come to your shop and leave you with pharmaceutical and edible grade oil.