A2LA announced last week that they accredited ECC Labs to ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Based in Blacksburg, Virginia, East Coast Cannalytics is an analytical and microbial testing lab. The first dispensary for Virginia’s medical cannabis program opened its doors last week.
The Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation (CLEAR) launched a collaborative effort with Curtis Mathes Grow Lights and ZED Therapeutics, a hemp genetics company to characterize the phytochemical effects of phytochrome manipulation using various LED horticultural lights of differing light spectrum, and novel high-yielding single stalk varietals of hemp.
The Oregon regulatory agency suspended the license Ecotest Labs, based in Phoenix, OR due to a number of violations including testing products at an unlicensed location in Hillsboro. The OLCC deemed that Ecolab’s operations were a “serious danger to public health and safety.”
The first DEA-registered hemp testing lab in Texas just received their ISO 17025:2017 accreditation from Perry Johnson.
Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation announced they accredited the Van Nuys, California lab to ISO/IEC 17025 in a press release.
Last week, A2LA announced that Trichome Analytical became the first cannabis lab in the state of New Jersey accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017.
After a hard-fought battle lobbying for legislative change, the Arizona market is on track to begin requiring compliance testing for cannabis products in November. Scottsdale-based C4 Labs is ready with their new ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation and expanded sample capacity.
A2LA announced this week that they have accredited Michigan-based Viridis Labs to ISO/IEC 17025:2017, the first lab in the state that A2LA has accredited.
The two companies are entering a partnership to establish the Hemp Science Center of Excellence, which will focus on genetics, biobanking, breeding and analysis.
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