Mississippi Cannabis Testing Labs

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Does Mississippi License Independent Cannabis Testing Labs?

Yes. The Mississippi Department of Health licenses independent testing facilities to test and analyze marijuana in the state. Since recreational marijuana is not yet legal in Mississippi, licensed cannabis testing facilities may only test medical marijuana and medical marijuana products.

Requirements for Marijuana Testing Labs in Mississippi

According to the Mississippi State Department of Health Regulations for Cannabis Testing Facility, a cannabis testing facility must be accredited under ISO/IEC 17025:2017 by an international mutual recognition arrangement signatory found to meet ISO/IEC 17011.

Mississippi Required Tests for Cannabis Products

Per Rule 1.5.1 of the MSDH Regulations for Cannabis Testing Facility, every batch of usable marijuana, in its form, intended for sale or distribution, must be tested for:

  • Pesticides
  • Water activity and moisture content
  • THC and CBD concentration
  • Heavy metals
  • Mycotoxins
  • Microbiological contaminants
  • Terpenes
  • Foreign materials

How Do Mississippi Marijuana Testing Labs Submit and Report Test Results?

Mississippi cannabis testing facilities are required to submit cannabis testing result reports to the State Department of Health using the statewide seed-to-sale tracking system certified by the Department - Metrc. Only testing facilities have access to enter test results into Metrc. Test results must entered into Metrc only once per sample.

How Much Does It Cost to Test Cannabis in Mississippi?

Pricing for cannabis tests in Mississippi is typically customized based on the objectives of the cannabis tests and the sample volumes submitted. For specific costs, contact any Mississippi-licensed testing laboratory for pricing.

What Happens to Cannabis Products That Fail Lab Tests in Mississippi?

The MSDOH Regulations for Cannabis Testing Facility recommends slightly varying actions for samples and production batches that fail cannabis laboratory tests. Generally, If a sample fails an initial test, the cannabis testing facility that conducted the testing may reanalyze the sample. If the sample passes, another cannabis testing facility must resample the batch and confirm that result for the batch to pass testing.

If a cannabis sample fails a test or a reanalysis, the production batch may be remediated or sterilized. If it is not or cannot be remediated or sterilized under this rule, it must be destroyed.

Note that if a cannabis sample fails a microbial impurities test, the batch from which the sample was collected must not be released for retail sale. Also, if a sample from a batch fails pesticide testing, the production batch may not be remediated and must be destroyed.

List of Cannabis Testing Labs in Mississippi

There are currently four licensed cannabis testing laboratories in Mississippi. These are Aardwolf-Certus, Alchemy Analytics, Chromatic, and Magnolia Tech Labs. The Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program provides a business search tool on its website for users to find licensed cannabis businesses, including cannabis testing facilities.

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