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Medical Cannabis Testing Laboratories


Testing Laboratories are independent, registered facilities approved by ABRA that are licensed to test harvested medical cannabis samples and provide cultivation centers with the concentration of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) in the testing material, whether the tested material is organic or non-organic; the presence and concentration of fertilizers and other nutrients; and any other information that ABRA may require through rulemaking.

Testing Laboratories will develop educational materials about potential harmful drug interactions that could occur from using medical cannabis concurrently with other medical treatments and the importance of informing health care providers and pharmacists of the use of medical cannabis to help avoid harmful drug interactions.


Testing Laboratories may not be:

  • Located within 300 feet of a preschool, primary or secondary school or recreation center
  • Co-located with any other type of business
  • Located in a residential district

Applicants must meet general qualification requirements including good character, being at least 21 years of age and cannot have been convicted of a felony for a crime of violence, gun offense, tax evasion, fraud, or credit card fraud within the 3 years preceding the date the application is filed with the Board.

Licensed physicians that make patient recommendations are not eligible.

A testing laboratory owner may only register for one (1) testing laboratory.

To Apply or Renew

Applications are only accepted during open application windows.

A point process system is used to award testing laboratory licenses. Considerations include location, staffing, security, inventory, and neighborhood impact.

A letter of intent is required.

Valid Period and Fees

A testing laboratory registration is valid for one (1) year. An annual fee applies. See Fee and Renewal Schedule.