On September 21, 2018, the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED), Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) issued a joint industry bulletin regarding the scope and extent of permitted testing on industrial hemp by retail marijuana testing facility licensees.

JOINT INDUSTRY BULLETIN

Key Takeaways

  • CDA (Hemp) Registrants may request a retail marijuana testing facility to conduct testing on the industrial hemp that person is cultivating. Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.), section 35-61-105.5

  • Retail Marijuana Rules, 1 CCR 212-2, only permit retail marijuana testing facilities to conduct potency testing on industrial hemp plant material submitted by CDA Registrants.

  • The Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division is facilitating proposed rule amendments to Rule R 701, 1 CCR 212-2, to allow submission of samples of industrial hemp plant material for testing other than potency testing.

  • In the interest of public health and safety, the MED, CDPHE, and the CDA will allow CDPHE Registrants to submit “industrial hemp products” to Retail Marijuana Testing Facilities as long as they meet the following criteria:

    • The person submitting the sample for testing provides the retail marijuana testing facility with a CDA Registration number indicating the origin of the material to be tested;
    • The sample submitted for testing is tracked through the radio frequency-based inventory tracking system; and
    • If the sample submitted for testing is a sample of a product to be used in the manufacture of an “industrial hemp product” as defined in section 25-5-426(2)(g.5), C.R.S., the manufacturer of the industrial hemp product possesses a CDPHE Registration.

Can I test at Retail Marijuana Testing Facilities like Agricor Laboratories?

I produce Industrial Hemp
Are you a CDA Hemp Registrant? Yes?   |   No?
Do you have a METRC license? Yes?   |   No?

If you answer “Yes” to all of the questions above, you can test your industrial hemp at Retail Marijuana Testing Facilities like Agricor Laboratories.

I manufacture Industrial Hemp Products
Are you a CDPHE Registrant? Yes?   |   No?
Do you have a METRC license? Yes?   |   No?
Do you source your Industrial Hemp from a CDA Registrant? Yes?   |   No?

If you answer “Yes” to all of the questions above, you can test your industrial hemp products at Retail Marijuana Testing Facilities like Agricor Laboratories.

What if I answer “No” to the above questions?

If you don’t meet all the criteria set by the CDA, CDPHE, and the MED, we suggest using Botanacor Laboratories for your hemp testing requirements. Botanacor Laboratories is the leading national hemp testing laboratory in the United States. Botanacor is an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory that specifically tests hemp and hemp-derived products. For more info: support@botanacor.com

Contact Us

If your business qualifies per the Departments’ criteria, Agricor Laboratories can assist you with your hemp testing requirements. Agricor Laboratories is an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory and follows current Good Laboratory Practices and Good Laboratory Practices.

To learn more, give us a call at (720) 460-3489, or send an email to: support@agricorlabs.com.