Massachusetts testing lab fined $225,000 for improper cannabis disposal

A cannabis testing facility in Massachusetts agreed to pay a $225,000 fine for improper disposal of marijuana products.

The state Cannabis Control Commission approved the settlement with MCR Labs, reported.

As part of the settlement agreement, the Framingham facility admitted that an employee put marijuana waste in an unlocked dumpster over four days in January.

Framingham police were alerted to suspicious activity near the dumpster and investigated, according to Boston 25 News.

The commission also found the lab’s records did not properly document how 7,520 samples were disposed of.

MCR Labs agreed to hire a facility and security manager, as well as a compliance manager. It also agreed to pay the fine in installments over a six-month period.

Company President Michael Kahn released a statement saying the lab has “implemented improved protocols for waste disposal” that will comply with regulations.

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– Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily

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2 comments on “Massachusetts testing lab fined $225,000 for improper cannabis disposal
  1. Michael Alexander on

    Its not like these are toxic drugs, not even as bad as regular tobacco or alcohol. So yeah if someone got ahold of them they might cure their pain or sick stomach. To fine them so much for that is ridiculous!

  2. John Dough on

    Not surprised to hear this happening from this “laboratory”. Amongst rumors and rumbings of them being a major pay for play lab, not shocked at all to be hearing this.
    This lab is the perfect example of just how low the scientific and accreditation standards can be in some of these “labs.”

    I am however shocked that their license and ISO accreditation has not been revoked. Not being able to account for 7,500 + samples is a big problem with their management system. This “LAB” provides absolutely ZERO traceability and accountability.

    Everyone should be alarmed by the fact that they received accreditation from a reputable body and now need to hire a “compliance manager “. Curios as to what they have been doing all this time and why their ISO accreditator is looking the other way at assessments ?

    Looks like these folks are opening a lab in Pennsylvania. Good luck to everyone in that state.

    Test at your own risk


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