Laboratory and testing

General Information

In Q1 2023, there were 1,603 tests performed. Tests were performed in areas of;

  • cannabinoid profiles,
  • pesticides,
  • heavy metals,
  • solvents,
  • microbial life,
  • toxins and foreign matter as outlined in Administrative Rule R68-29.

Out of the tests performed for "adulturants" as outlined in R68-29, 12 samples failed. Out of the failed samples, 11 were remediated.

Medical Cannabis Testing Lab Licenses

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is now accepting applications for Independent Testing Laboratories.

opens in a new tabThe Independent Cannabis Testing Laboratory Rule outlines the qualification for receiving an Independent Laboratory License.   All Labs must comply with Good Laboratory Practice and Compliance Monitoring outlined by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.

To apply to be an Independent Cannabis Testing Laboratory in the State of Utah, follow the Checklist in the opens in a new tabLab Application Checklist. Before a facility can be issued a license the company must go before the Cannabis Establishment Review Board.

All Owners' submitting an  Independent Cannabis Testing Laboratory application must submit a opens in a new tabBackground Check and a opens in a new tabPerformance Bond.