Legend Technical Services Accredited for Hemp Testing

By Aaron G. Biros

A2LA accredited the Minnesota-based lab to ISO 17025 last week.

According to a press release issued last week, the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) accredited Legend Technical Services to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for industrial hemp testing. Legend Technical Services, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is currently the only accredited cannabis testing in the state.

The lab is now accredited for medical cannabis testing as well as all industrial hemp testing for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Trace McInturff, Vice President of Accreditation Services, says Legend Technical Services has been a customer of A2LA for ten years now. “As the only hemp testing laboratory recognized by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, we are proud they have chosen to expand their A2LA accreditation to include hemp testing,” says McInturff. “We are also very proud to add yet another state to the ever-growing list of states that are relying upon A2LA as their accreditation body.”


  1. Madison

    This is a rubber stamp. They should be accredited to the new ISO 17025:2017 requirements. It’s disturbing that A2LA will even certify groups to the old 2005 standard. What a joke.

    1. Tom

      Do your homework Madison. Accreditation was initially granted in 2016 prior to adoption of the current version of the ISO standard. Accreditation is reviewed and audited every two years by A2LA with the accredited lab required to update to the the current version of the ISO standard at that time.

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