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 prior to April 1, 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

As a result of the emergency regulation, the following commercial laboratories are provisionally permitted by the Office of Cannabis Management: 

- ACT Laboratories (OCMPPL-2022-00001) – Ballston Spa, NY 12020 – Cannabinoids, Metals, Microorganisms, Organics, and Aflatoxins 

- Lexachrom Analytical Laboratory LLC (OCMPPL-2022-00002) – Freeport, NY 11520 – Cannabinoids, Metals, Microorganisms, Organics, and Aflatoxins 

- Phyto-Farma Labs, LLC. (OCMPPL-2022-00003) – Warwick, NY 10990 – Cannabinoids, Metals, Organics, and Aflatoxins 

- Talon Analtyical (OCMPPL-2022-00004) – Garden City Park, NY 11040 – Cannabinoids, Metals, Microorganisms, Organics, and Aflatoxins 

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]