Supporting Cannabis Testing Labs as an Industry Grows

As the legalization of cannabis spreads across the U.S. and abroad, so too are testing requirements and regulations. While state management varies by state, a few general rules pertain to all marijuana testing labs. Cannabis testing must be managed efficiently. Like any good laboratory business practice, it must conform to tracking and reporting requirements for both the client and the state in which it is performed.

HORIZON has more than 30 years of experience handling regulatory requirements in multiple industries from toxicology and clinical work to environmental and water/wastewater. Leveraging our knowledge of other lab market segments, HORIZON now offers a complete regulatory solution for cannabis laboratories. HORIZON offers the unmatched flexibility and scalability required by the cannabis industry and can meet any state requirement for any laboratory regardless of size, from small upstarts to laboratory networks with more than 1000 chemists.

Common cannabis testing profiles include cannabinoid (potency) and terpene profiling, microbiology, mycotoxins, moisture content and water activity, pesticide residue, solvents, and heavy metal testing.

Regulatory compliance addressing and supporting:

  • ISO 17025 requirements
  • 21 CFR Part 11
  • NELAC/ELAP standards
  • GLP
  • State, provincial and local government requirements

HORIZON can produce any report or electronic data deliverable (EDD) required and may be completely integrated with various seed-to-sale software (i.e. Confident Cannabis, Metrc, BioTrack, etc.). Clients may also view their data 24/7 on a secure web portal, LabOnline.

HORIZON’s key features provide everything a cannabis laboratory requires to run efficiently and automates as many processes as possible including:

  • Instrument integration
  • Sampling software (built-in and integrated)
  • Sample intake
  • Complete COCs with optional, internal COCs
  • Full-cycle sample tracking
  • Accounting system integration
  • Statistical software package integration
  • Automated quality control
  • Automated audit trails
  • Automated reporting and posting
  • Integrated weight reconciliation
  • RFID and barcode management
  • SOPs and internal notifications

Whether it’s a public health laboratory, a small upstart cannabis lab, or a large chain laboratory testing cannabis, HORIZON provides the best possible laboratory information system. With multiple hosting options, including in-house, SaaS, or PaaS, HORIZON fits any LIMS requirements with a top-tier LIMS, a LIMS for life.