Published on:
Monday, August 13, 2018

Massachusetts Expected to Approve First Cannabis Testing Labs

With Testing Labs on the Way, Massachusetts Cannabis Is Coming Soon


Massachusetts marijuana regulators could approve independent testing laboratories later this month, clearing what’s been a key roadblock to opening up the state’s first retail cannabis stores.

The executive director of the Cannabis Control Commission, Shawn Collins, told commissioners on Thursday he was “relatively confident” that one or two labs would be ready for a licensing vote at the panel’s next meeting Aug. 23.

Massachusetts law requires all cannabis products be independently tested for potency and possible contaminants before they’re sold.

The absence of approved labs has further delayed rollout of recreational marijuana sales, which had been targeted to begin July 1.

The commission on Thursday issued provisional licenses to retail stores in Wareham, Plymouth and Easthampton, bringing to six the number of shops with preliminary approval to operate.

Find a Medical Dispensary Near You…and skip the line with Leafly Pickup!

Let’s Go

Related Articles Massachusetts Cannabis Product Guide Massachusetts Could Issue Three More Marijuana Licenses The Top Trending Cannabis Strains in Massachusetts

Sign Up for More Leafly News
Thank you for subscribing!



By submitting this form, you will be subscribed to news and promotional emails from Leafly and you agree to Leafly’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. You can unsubscribe from Leafly email messages anytime.

Politics In Massachusetts, ‘Local Buy-In’ Leaves Minorities Out, Waiting Lifestyle 7 Key Snacks for Massachusetts Munchies Politics US Attorney in Massachusetts Will Let Legal Market Proceed Lifestyle The Best Place to Smoke a Joint in Every Legal State

The post Massachusetts Expected to Approve First Cannabis Testing Labs appeared first on Lexichronic.

Read Full Article