The bill requires the department of public health and environment to develop and maintain a marijuana laboratory testing reference library (reference library) or contract with an organization that represents marijuana testing laboratories for the development and maintenance of the reference library. The reference library is responsible for proficiency testing and remediating problems with licensed laboratories. This library must contain a catalog of methodologies for marijuana testing in the areas of potency, homogeneity, contaminants, and solvents. The reference library and methodologies must be completed by December 31, 2015.
The bill creates a new license in the medical marijuana code for medical marijuana testing facilities. The medical marijuana testing facility licensee may test medical marijuana and medical marijuana products from a licensed medical marijuana business or a person registered with the state health agency.
The bill permits a retail marijuana laboratory licensee to test industrial hemp from a registered entity or person.
The bill addresses homogeneity testing and acceptable testing variances for both medical marijuana and retail marijuana.
The bill permits the use of moneys from the marijuana tax cash fund for the reference library.