Hemp testing facility expands into Brandon

US (FL): "Cannabis safety oversight is a profession that grows along with industry"

Brandon will soon be home to the ninth hemp testing facility in the state. The new lab is an extension of Method Testing Labs in Tampa, which opened last year. Safety oversight for cannabis products is a profession that experts say is growing along with the industry. 

After nearly 100 new dispensaries opened in 2021, officials with the Cannabis Executive Council in Florida said the medicinal marijuana patient population continues to grow at approximately 2,500 patients per week.

Daniel Roettger began working as a lab director for Tampa's Method Testing Labs seven months ago. The facility tests medicinal cannabis and hemp products before they hit the shelves.

"This is where all the prep happens when all the samples come into the lab," said Roettger. The first lab opened in May 2021 with nine employees. They are expanding by adding another lab in Brandon. 

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