Accrediting labs is core work for us. We accredit nearly 500 drinking water labs throughout Washington and across the nation. Because we have expertise in lab accreditation, we were recently directed by the Legislature to research protocols and accreditation standards for cannabis testing laboratories.
Report to the Legislature
The 2018 – 2019 budget included a proviso that directed us to develop a report for the Legislature that provides recommendations for cannabis lab accreditation. We began this work in July 2018 and submitted the report to the Legislature in Feb. 2019.
We researched appropriate protocols and accreditation standards to ensure that recommendations meet state certification requirements. Part of our research has included working closely with the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board to understand the current process for a cannabis lab to become certified. Our report includes information on how we might become the official agency for state accreditation of cannabis labs.