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MCR Labs Opens Pennsylvania Lab

The cannabis testing company has opened its second laboratory.

A laboratory technician weighs cannabis flower for testing at MCR Labs.
A laboratory technician weighs cannabis flower for testing at MCR Labs.

ALLENTOWN, Penn. -- MCR Labs has begun accepting and testing cannabis product samples for medical marijuana licensees of Pennsylvania at their Allentown facility. This laboratory is the first location that the Massachusetts-based cannabis testing company has established outside of their home state.

"This is a huge step for us," said Michael Kahn, MCR Labs' President and founder. "We're excited to be expanding and excited for the opportunity to carry out our mission of advancing public health and safety here in the Keystone State."

MCR Labs, which was the first independent cannabis testing laboratory certified in Massachusetts, brings several years of cannabis testing experience and knowhow to the Pennsylvania medical marijuana industry. Led by pharmaceutical scientists and analytical chemists, the lab's testing methods are ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited to assess the potency and safety of raw cannabis and cannabis-derived products to a similar standard as environmental and food safety testing.

Business operations at the Allentown location are overseen by general manager Julia Naccarato, who draws on her business administration and project management experience to offer best-in-class service to marijuana growers and processors who choose MCR Labs for compliance testing. "I'm grateful to MCR for the opportunity to offer the team's expertise to Pennsylvania's cannabis providers and to help ensure the safety of products they offer to medical marijuana patients."

Anyone interested to learn more about MCR Labs and their work can find information at, and businesses looking to inquire about cannabis testing services should contact the Pennsylvania location's business development manager Harrison Avart at [email protected].

About MCR Labs
MCR Labs is the first independent cannabis testing laboratory to be certified by the state of Massachusetts. We are ISO/IEC-17025:2017 accredited providers of analytical cannabis product testing and R&D services committed to assisting licensed marijuana establishments, patients, researchers, advocates, and entrepreneurs. Our team of chemists and pharmaceutical scientists are dedicated to advancing public health and safety through leading-edge chemical analysis of cannabis products and offering unparalleled guidance and support for partners, regulators, and the communities we serve. For more information visit

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