Over Half of California's Pot Labs Can't Test Dried Flower

The lapse is due to new regulations.

Over half of California’s cannabis testing labs are restricted after the state instituted new rules for testing dried flower.

The Department of Cannabis Control’s new regulations took effect January 1, 2024.

According to KTLA, as of January 4, just 18 of the state’s 38 labs had met the new requirements.

David Hafner, spokesperson for the DCC, said the department didn’t expect any significant product delays.

“To help prevent this from happening, the…DCC has been prioritizing re-sampling requests from distributors who had samples with labs that cannot currently conduct flower and non-infused pre-roll testing,” he said.

The new regulations aim to make sure all licensed laboratories are using the same standardized cannabinoid test method.

“This will ensure consumers receive accurate and consistent information regarding the cannabinoid content of the cannabis…they use or consume,” the DCC said.

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