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What follows is an alphabetical list of U.S. states and information about regulations and recommendations concerning laboratory testing of cannabis. States that either don't have any cannabis legislation or have only rudimentary cannabidiol (CBD) allowances are shown as "currently not applicable." Otherwise, links to existing legislation or health department recommendations, or information about the current or future status of regulations, are included. Current as of Jan/Feb 2019.

Cannabis testing regulations in the U.S.

A

Alabama: Currently not applicable.

Alaska: 3 AAC 306 Regulations for the Marijuana Control Board (The bulk of the regulations can be found under "3 AAC 306.455. Required laboratory testing.")

Arizona: Laboratory testing of cannabis is not mandated by the state. The last known effort was SB 1420, which failed to get the three-quarters majority it required from the House.[1]

Arkansas: Rules and Regulations Governing Medical Marijuana Registration, Testing, and Labeling In Arkansas

C

California: California Code of Regulations Title 16, Division 42, Bureau of Cannabis Control - Order of Adoption (See the wiki page on California cannabis testing regulations for more.)

Colorado: 1 CCR 212-1 - Medical marijuana rules and 1 CCR 212-2 - Retail marijuana rules (The bulk of the regulations can be found in the M 700 sections of the documents.) The state also offers a reference library for cannabis testing.

Connecticut: Subtitle 21a-408 - Palliative use of marijuana (The bulk of the regulations can be found at "21a-408-59 Laboratory requirements" and "21a-408-60 Laboratory testing.")

D

Delaware: 4470 State of Delaware Medical Marijuana Code (Regulations appear limited; some laboratory requirements are stated, and a section "8.0 Registration and Operation of Testing Facility Centers" is reserved for presumably future legislation.)

District of Columbia: D.C. Law 21-209. Medical Marijuana Omnibus Amendment Act of 2016

F

Florida: Rules for laboratory testing of cannabis are still being developed as proposed rule 64-4.016.[2]

G

Georgia: Medical marijuana legislation was signed into law in April 2019 that closed loopholes and made allowances for grow operations and laboratory testing. See 16-12-217 of HB 324 for what is currently (As of July 2019) mandated for testing, with the commission expected to create and promulgate more rules and regulations at a later date.[3]

H

Hawaii: Chapter 11-850, Hawaii Administrative Rules (The bulk of the regulations are in section 11-850-80 through -90.)

I

Idaho: Currently not applicable.

Illinois: See Title 8 Chapter 1 Part 1000 Compassionate Use Of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program (testing regulations in "Section 1000.510 Laboratory Testing") and Public Act 101-0027, HB 1438 Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (testing regulations in Article 50)

Indiana: Currently not applicable, though the state requires clear labeling of CBD oil and its constituents.

Iowa: Laboratory Testing Requirements & Acceptance Criteria

K

Kansas: See 4 K.A.R. 4-34-18. Pre-harvest inspection; sample collection; testing and post-testing action for industrial hemp testing requirements.

Kentucky: Currently not applicable.

L

Louisiana: Title 7, Agriculture and Animals - Part XLIX Medical Marijuana (See Chapter 23 of Part XLIX for laboratory testing requirements.)

M

Maine: The state has not adopted formal cannabis testing regulations, though the Maine Department of Health and Human Services reserves the right to "obtain, possess and perform laboratory testing on marijuana from registered dispensaries."[4]

Maryland: Title 10, Subtitle 62, Section 16

Massachusetts: Protocol for Sampling and Analysis of Finished Medical Marijuana Products and Marijuana-Infused Products for Massachusetts Registered Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, as well as Code of Massachusetts Regulations Title 935

Michigan: Emergency Rules and the associated testing explanations

Minnesota: Chapter 4770 - Medical Cannabis

Mississippi: Currently not applicable.

Missouri: Rules are being drafted for laboratory testing of cannabis.[5]

Montana: Montana Medical Marijuana Laboratory Information

N

Nebraska: Currently not applicable.

Nevada: Permanent Adult-Use Marijuana Regulation R092-17 (Scroll down to Section 195.)

New Hampshire: Chapter He-C 400 Therapeutic Cannabis Program (Bulk of requirements found at "He-C 402.15 Testing.")

New Jersey: A minimal set of regulations can be found in section "8:64-13.4 Quality control; sample collection; chain of custody" of the final rules.

New Mexico: NMAC 7.34.4 (Interspersed in various sections such as 7.34.4.9, 7.34.4.10, 7.34.4.15, and 7.34.4.16.)

New York: Title 10, Chapter XIII, Part 1004, Section 14

North Carolina: The state has not adopted formal cannabis testing regulations, though it has some testing requirements for industrial hemp.[6]

North Dakota: Article 33-44 Medical Marijuana (Laboratory and testing information start around 33-44-01-36.)

O

Ohio: 3796:4 Testing Laboratories

Oklahoma: Cannabis testing regulations were approved in the fall of 2018 and are expected to go into effect in May 2019.[7]

Oregon: Oregon Administrative Rules (OARs)

P

Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Department of Health's Resources for Laboratories

R

Rhode Island: Licensing Analytical Laboratories for Sampling and Testing Medical Marijuana (216-RICR-60-05-6)

S

South Carolina: Currently not applicable.

South Dakota: Currently not applicable.

T

Tennessee: Currently not applicable.

Texas: While low-THC containing products are allowed, the state has not specifically addressed laboratory licensing and testing requirements.[8]

U

Utah: Like Missouri, the state passed medical marijuana legislation at the end of 2018. Basic information about laboratory testing is available under Utah Code 4-41a-701 Cannabis and cannabis product testing, but testing regulations and practices are still being decided.

V

Vermont: Best practices were suggested in 2016, but it doesn't appear testing regulations have formally been adopted. With the passage of recreational marijuana in Vermont in 2018, taxation laws and laboratory testing regulations and recommendations may inevitably be developed.[9]

Virginia: Currently not applicable.

W

Washington: See Chapter 314-55 WAC, Chapter 246-70 WAC, and Testing Facility Criteria, among others.

West Virginia: Emergency Rules, Title 64, Chapter 111 were created for laboratory testing in 2018, while more permanent regulations are being created

Wisconsin: Currently not applicable.

Wyoming: Currently not applicable.

References

  1. Staahl, D. (03 May 2018). "Medical marijuana testing bill dies in AZ House from lack of Democratic support". AZFamily. https://www.azfamily.com/archives/medical-marijuana-testing-bill-dies-in-az-house-from-lack/article_04747cdb-e297-5517-8b63-2d8d073a833d.html. Retrieved 31 January 2019. 
  2. "Rule: 64-4.016". MyFLRules. State of Florida. 30 August 2018. https://www.flrules.org/gateway/ruleNo.asp?id=64-4.016. 
  3. Georgia General Assembly (01 July 2019). "2019-2020 Regular Session - HB 324, Georgia's Hope act; enact". Legislation. http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/en-US/display/20192020/HB/324. Retrieved 09 July 2019. 
  4. "Rules Governing the Maine Medical Use of Marijuana Program, Section 2.14" (PDF). Maine Department of Health and Human Services. 17 September 2013. https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/public-health-systems/mmm/documents/MMMP-Rules-144c122.pdf. Retrieved 01 February 2019. 
  5. "Constitutional Amendment 2 - Medical Marijuana". Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. https://health.mo.gov/safety/medical-marijuana/index.php. Retrieved 01 February 2019. 
  6. Febles, E. (September 2018). "Reminders for Hemp License Holders". NC State Extensions - Industrial Hemp. North Carolina State University. https://industrialhemp.ces.ncsu.edu/2018/09/hemp-reminders/. Retrieved 01 February 2019. 
  7. Zheng, L. (11 October 2018). "Oklahoma lawmakers approve recommendations for medical marijuana testing standards". KFOR Oklahoma's News 4. https://kfor.com/2018/10/10/lawmakers-approve-recommendations-for-medical-marijuana-testing-standards/. Retrieved 02 February 2019. 
  8. "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)". Compassionate Use Program. Texas Department of Public Safety. http://www.dps.texas.gov/rsd/CUP/index.htm. Retrieved 02 February 2019. 
  9. Associated Press (16 December 2018). "Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signs bill legalizing marijuana with "mixed emotions"". CBS News. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/marijuana-legalization-vermont-governor-phil-scott/. Retrieved 02 February 2019.