JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Department of Health and Senior Service (DHSS) has approved 10 medical marijuana testing facilities.
“Because laboratory facilities will be required to work hand-in-hand with our other licensed facilities and they play an important role in the safety of this program, we opted to license 10 of these facilities to ensure Missouri patients have access to the best medical marijuana products available,” Lyndall Fraker, director of the DHSS Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation, said in a statement.
The approved facilities are:
- Botannis Labs Mo. Corp; Springfield
- GCA, Inc.; Herculaneum
- EKG Life Science Solutions, LLC; St. Louis
- Farma Laboratories LLC; Platte City
- Inovatia AgriTesting Services, LLC; Fayette
- Green Orchard Labs, LLC; Chillicothe
- ClearWater Science LLC; Kingdom City
- ContiCorp LLC; Galena
- Green Hills Labs, LLC; Moscow Mills
- Cloud TEN, LLC; St. Louis
In total, the state received 17 applications for testing facilities. Per the constitutional amendment approved by voters in 2018, applications had to be approved or denied within 150 days of submission.
Testing facilities are responsible for verifying levels of THC in products for patients and screening for any foreign matter or dangerous bacteria.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is the editor of The Missouri Times. She joined the newspaper in early 2019 after working as a reporter for Fox News in New York City.
Throughout her career, Kaitlyn has covered political campaigns across the U.S., including the 2016 presidential election, and humanitarian aid efforts in Africa and the Middle East.
She is a native of Missouri who studied journalism at Winthrop University in South Carolina. She is also an alumna of the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C.
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