Overview

The Office of Cannabis Management is charged with the permitting of laboratories, establishing testing protocols and standards used by laboratories, and ensuring the laboratories and their staff have the skills, resources and expertise needed to accurately and consistently perform required testing to protect public health and safety as well as enforcement of the provisions under Part 130.

The OCM is seeking laboratories to perform testing of adult use and medical cannabis products in NYS. Such laboratories may also perform sampling. The OCM is also soliciting firms to perform third party sampling of adult use and medical cannabis products in NYS.

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    Notice of Solicitation for Commercial Laboratories

    The OCM is seeking laboratories to perform testing of adult use and medical cannabis products in NYS. Such laboratories may also perform sampling.  The OCM is also soliciting firms to perform third party sampling of adult use and medical cannabis products in NYS. 

     

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Laboratory Application

Applicants must pay a non-refundable $1,000 application fee as part of the application submission process. The application fee payment must be submitted by check, made payable to the Office of Cannabis Management and be mailed to the Office at:
Attn: Laboratory Division
New York State Office of Cannabis Management
P.O. Box 2071
Albany, NY 12220.

The emergency regulation creates an opportunity for cannabis laboratories to apply for a provisional (conditional) permit or a full permit. Participation in proficiency test (PT) studies and an on-site audit will not be required for a conditional permit. For a full permit, the OCM will expect the laboratory to complete required PT studies in calendar year 2023, and OCM will perform an on-site audit of the laboratory in calendar year 2023.

Laboratory Guidance, Standards and Approved Methods

A cannabis laboratory must ensure that it has a documented quality system and follows the guidance, standards and approved methods established by the Office of Cannabis Management. The New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) methods are still valid for use under the Office of Cannabis Management for testing both medical and adult use cannabis.

 

NYS DOH Approved Medical Marijuana Methods - Contact OCM for copy of approved method.

 

Laboratory Quality System Standard 

Permitted Laboratories

 

Permit Number (OCM-PPL-2022-xxxxx)

Lab Name

City

Cannabinoids (including d-10 THC)

Filth/Foreign Material

Metals (Heavy)

Microbiology*

Moisture Content

Mycotoxins/Aflatoxins

Pesticides

Residual Solvents

Water Activity

00001

ACT Laboratories

Ballston Spa

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

x

00002

Lexachrom Analytical Laboratory, LLC

Freeport

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

x

00003

Talon Analytical

Garden City Park

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

x

00004

Phyto-Farma Labs, LLC

Warwick

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

x

00005

Biotrax Testing Laboratory

Cheektowaga

x

x

 

 

x

x

 

 

x

00006

Kaycha Labs NY

Albany

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

00007

Keystone State Testing of NY

Vestal

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

00008

MCR

Utica

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

00009

Certified Testing and Data (CTND)

Menands

x

x

 

 

x

 

 

 

x

00010

Botannis Labs NY Corp

Hauppauge

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

00011

Reliable Labs Inc. dba DRS Testing

Buffalo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

00013

Green Analytics NY

Pearl River

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

*Microbiology includes Total Yeast and Mold, Total Viable Aerobic Bacteria, and Pathogenic Bacteria (Aspergillus, Salmonella, STEC E. coli)

 

Note - Full scope of testing is required for final product testing.

Permitted Laboratories that do not have full scope of testing may work with other permitted laboratories to satisfy the scope of testing final product.  Contact the laboratories you wish to utilize to discuss options that may be available and learn more about available testing capacity.

Laboratories that are not yet approved for full scope testing are authorized to provide process control and research and development testing for licensees.

Resources

Contact the Office of Cannabis Management

Health and Safety Unit

Contact us by phone: 1-888-OCM-5151 ( 1-888-626-5151)

Contact us by email: [email protected]