What do you need to open a cannabis testing lab?
To be a state accredited lab for cannabis testing you need to fulfill the requirements listed by the state. If the state has not listed their testing requirements, you will need to become ISO 17025 certified. You can obtain ISO certification thru multiple 3rd party accreditation companies. The ISO accreditation will require documentation and time to implement the system that sets the policies and procedures the lab will adhere to. Based on the scope of your testing menu, the analytical instruments need to be calibrated and validated based on the most efficient and trustworthy method that can be developed. The importance of compliance and validation provides peace of mind if the data is every in question, to the level of withstanding a court order.