US (NY): Cannabis testing lab opens in former prison

Kaycha Labs, a 9,000 sq.ft. testing lab on the former Mid-Orange State Correctional Facility had its ribbon-cutting Monday.

The lab is the most advanced facility of its kind in New York State for medical marijuana and hemp products with a 48-hour turnaround time to ensure products are safe.

“We check for potency,” said Marco Pedone, the lab’s co-founder. “We look for pesticides, bio-toxins, and heavy metals.”

The lab will serve the region’s growing cannabis belt, close to the Black Dirt region in southwestern Orange County on the site of former medium-security prison, which closed in 2011. Prior to that it was a youth reform farm started under then Gov. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and the lab’s prior use then was for raising chickens and pigs.

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