Las Vegas cannabis testing lab closed by regulators

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The Nevada Department of Taxation shut down Cannex Nevada, a marijuana testing laboratory in Las Vegas.

The department, which found yeast and mold three times the allowable limit on two strains of marijuana, also issued a public health warning for several tainted cannabis products approved by the lab, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

The action against Cannex is only the latest taken against Nevada testing labs.

In November, Nevada suspended the license of Certified Ag Lab for what was described as “inaccurate and misleading” potency in cannabis products. In September, regulators launched an investigation into marijuana testing labs in the state.