North Dakota seeks medical cannabis testing lab

North Dakota is in the market for a testing laboratory for its nascent medical marijuana program.

The chosen lab will be responsible for collecting and testing samples from marijuana cultivators in the state, the Forum News Service reported.

Each sample will be tested for:

  • Microbiological contaminants
  • Mycotoxins
  • Active pesticide ingredients
  • Residual solvent
  • Heavy metals
  • THC and CBD levels

Applicants should send a letter of intent to the Department of Health’s Division of Medical Marijuana.

North Dakota’s medical marijuana program is expected to be up and running by mid-2018. It’s expected to be one of the smallest MMJ markets in the nation, with annual dispensary sales eventually reaching $10 million-$20 million, according to Marijuana Business Daily estimates.