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California regulators warn labs to accurately report cannabis testing results

California cannabis regulators sent warning notices demanding that state-licensed testing labs accurately report test results or face stiff penalties, including potential license revocation.

The Department of Cannabis Control’s Lab Division is initiating onsite inspections and confirming test results on flower and other cannabis products that already passed testing, according to an email notification that was sent Thursday to accredited labs and obtained by MJBizDaily.


“Randomly testing off-the-shelf products will continue to provide consumers with the confidence that the cannabis products they purchase have been tested and those test results are accurate,” DCC Director Nicole Elliott told MJBizDaily via email Friday afternoon.

The letter alerts testing labs that inflating THC potencies and falsifying scientific data violates state law.

“Inaccurately reporting results and falsification of data will result in action against your license, up to and including revocation,” the notification stated.

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