MED Random MJ Testing is Live

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 [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Testing|0 Comments

Residual Solvents – New Acceptable Limits

As many of you may be aware, the MED recently published its revised rules.  There are a wide range of changes, from ownership rules to packaging and labeling requirements.  Over the course of the next few weeks, we will cover a number of these critical changes to keep our readers up to speed. First, we [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|Government Updates, Testing|2 Comments

Medical Flower Testing to Go Live

As we reported at the end of June, medical testing rules that were supposed to take effect July 1 were delayed.  At the end of last week, the MED issued a bulletin updating the industry, and it seems certain components of medical testing will finally go live.  Specifically, medical flower potency testing rules detailed in [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|Government Updates, Testing|0 Comments

Delayed Medical Testing

Last week, the MED published an industry bulletin surrounding the medical testing regulations we reported on in our last blog post.  In short, the MED has delayed the implementation of medical testing and it appears as though medical testing will be rolled out in a phased approach based on the various testing categories.  The first [...]

By | June 20th, 2016|Government Updates, Testing|0 Comments

Mandatory Testing for Medical Marijuana

Mandatory testing for medical marijuana will begin July 1, 2016 in the State of Colorado.  The testing requirements that are in effect for retail marijuana will be applied to both retail and medical marijuana placing all marijuana produced by licensed facilities under the same testing standards.  Licensed cultivators and marijuana infused product manufacturers will be [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|Government Updates, Testing, Uncategorized|0 Comments


Anyone with a hand in the world of cannabis can’t help but be aware of the recent pesticide scandals that have dominated headlines.  It’s been a challenging time for both operators and regulators alike as the industry begins to tackle the challenge of pesticide regulation.  In order to fully understand what’s at stake and best [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Blog, Testing|0 Comments

MJ Process Validation – A Valuable but Delicate Compliance Asset

Process Validation - A Valuable but Delicate Compliance Asset Thankfully, the updated MED rules published November 30, 2015 finally allow for a somewhat reasonable and straightforward procedure for process validation. Process validation allows licensed cannabis operators in Colorado to conduct a series of tests to demonstrate that their processes are robust and as a result, [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|Testing|2 Comments

MED: Microbial Testing Q

Dear Complia, When did microbial testing of recreational flower become required? Thanks, Billy Dear Billy, There is not a simple answer to this question.  On August 26, 2015 the Marijuana Enforcement Division issued a bulletin indicating microbial testing would become mandatory on September 23, 2015.  On September 25, the Marijuana Enforcement Division issued a follow up bulletin [...]

By | April 9th, 2016|Blog, Testing|0 Comments