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Laboratory on Maui to Test Potency of Hawaii Cannabis

A midland-based laboratory is expanding to Hawaii with a facility on Maui that will offer offer cannabis testing as the state’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program gets underway.

PharmLabs Hawaii LLC will be offering laboratory testing and analytic services to ensure consumers have access to safe medicine.

The ISO 17025 accredit laboratory will offer testing that is compliant with the state if Hawaii’s Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program. The main laboratory and headquarters will be located in Kahului on Hookele Street, behind Home Depot.

PharmLabs Hawaii is in the process of getting a narcotics license, DEA license and final approval with the State of Hawaii’s Department of Public Health. Company representatives say equipment is being installed and calibrated now so the lab should be up and running soon.

According to PharmLabs LLC services to the Hawaiian Island will become available late this summer of 2016.

PharmLabs officials commented that “PharmLabs Hawaii will provide services on Oahu, Maui, Hawaii and Kauai which are all of the four islands participating in the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program.”

“The expansion of PharmLabs to Hawaii will permit medical cannabis patients in Hawaii access to safe medicines ensuring the health of consumers. Soon to to open State-Licensed Dispensaries will be armed with necessary testing services to be able to provide their patients will clean, safe and appropriately dosed medicine. Using testing standards to comply with the Hawaii Administrative Rules of Title 11, Chapter 850 for the Medical Marijuana Dispensary Program, PharmLabs is synonymous with safety, compliance and accuracy,” a company announcement stated.

PharmLabs opened its first cannabis laboratory in San Diego, 2011. PharmLabs in owned and operated by native Californian Greg Magdoff. The company was one of the first ISO 17025 certified cannabis labs in the US and has received proficiency ring testing golf badges of +/- 2% in Potency and Residual Solvent testing from Emerald Scientific.