Nevada cannabis testing lab fined $70,000 for inflating THC levels

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A Nevada marijuana testing lab inflated THC levels on cannabis products by as much as 10%, according to a settlement agreement approved by state regulators.

Certified Ag Labs, which runs a marijuana testing facility in Sparks, was suspended by regulators last November for reporting inaccurate THC results.

Marijuana with higher THC levels typically carries a premium price.

The Nevada Tax Commission approved a $70,000 fine against Certified Ag, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

According to the settlement agreement, the lab also:

  • Unintentionally destroyed or concealed evidence.
  • Failed to maintain a security alarm and surveillance systems.
  • Neglected to keep records related to seed-to-sale tracking.

Several other labs criticized the agreement for not charging a big enough fine and letting the lab reopen, according to the newspaper.