Category Archives: Lab testing

California Cannabis Lab Director Caught Faking Pesticide Tests

As the California cannabis industry prepared for a rigorous, state-mandated testing regime that took effect on July 1, the laboratory director at Sequoia Analytical Labs in Sacramento allegedly went rogue. According to officials with Sequoia and California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), Sequoia’s lab director—unbeknownst to anyone else at the company—began falsifying reports for hundreds […]

Seattle’s Leading Pot Shop Launches Random Product Testing

Seattle’s busiest cannabis retailer is taking lab testing into its own hands, launching a program this month that tests random products on store shelves for heavy metals and pesticides—and then removes any products that fail. Each month, Uncle Ike’s, which operates three Seattle-area locations, will randomly select five products from its inventory and pay to […]