On December 28, 2016, the MED issued Industry Bulletin 16-16 surrounding random testing. In accordance with M/R 1502 A, the MED has full authority to request that random samples be submitted for testing in the interest of protecting public safety. We’ve heard that the MED is out in full force issuing orders to submit test samples.
In the event the MED stops by your facility to request a random sample, there are a few important things to keep in mind. First, take copious notes including the name of the investigator, the time of the visit, the nature of their request, and all applicable information surrounding METRC tags and manifest numbers. As always, be friendly and accommodating with your investigator. These types of interactions are never fun, but a smile and a positive attitude can go a long way when dealing with your investigator.
Also, please note that the bulletin clearly states that “The licensee may not sell, wholesale, transfer or process marijuana from the Harvest Batch or Production Batch from which the Test Batch was taken, until a passing test result has been entered into the inventory tracking system by the licensed testing facility. Failure to comply with these rules may constitute a license violation affecting public safety.” Violations affecting public safety are the most severe category, so compliance with this bulletin is of the utmost importance.
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