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Colorado Moving to Set Government Standards for Marijuana Lab Testing

Colorado is moving to establish another marijuana first — the first government standards for marijuana testing.

A bill approved by its first committee in the state Legislature on Thursday would create statewide laboratory standards for the state’s 18 pot-testing labs.

Currently the labs are certified by state health authorities, but they don’t have uniform rules for testing pot for potency, homogeneity and contaminants, as required by state law.

Lab owners say they need the standards because different labs now produce very different results. Existing pot tests generally just look for whether the drug is present, not how strong it is.  [Read more from the Associated Press via The Denver Post]

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