The state has licensed its first testing lab to higher regulate and enhance the security of medical-marijuana merchandise offered on the state’s three dispensaries and grown as nicely by state-licensed cultivators.
Green Peaks Analytical, of Warwick, will be the first licensed third-party enterprise to pattern and check these merchandise for pesticides, metals or solvents, introduced the state Department of Health on Monday.
To date, the dispensaries and cultivators have accomplished their very own testing or contracted with personal unlicensed laboratories, the well being division stated.
“While some laboratories across the country are only licensed to test, Green Peaks Analytical will also collect samples directly from licensed cultivators and compassion centers [otherwise known as dispensaries] to ensure that the sample’s chain of custody is not broken,” the division stated.
“Like all other patients in Rhode Island, people who use medical marijuana deserve to have access to safe medication, and they deserve to have accurate information about that medication,” stated Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott.
“The increased oversight” from each the well being division and the state Department of Business Regulation “will help ensure that critical product safeguards are in place for medical marijuana patients,” she stated. [Read more at Providence Journal]