Cannabis Testing Laboratory License
A testing laboratory is a business that performs testing of cannabis goods. A testing laboratory must have ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation.
A testing laboratory is responsible for testing the following contaminants:
- Moisture content
- Residual solvents
- Microbial impurities
Are you an existing medical cannabis testing lab?
Want to do both adult-use and medical lab testing?
Existing medical cannabis testing labs in Long Beach may apply to co-locate (perform both medical and adult-use testing). Effective February 9, 2019, any medical testing lab that applies to conduct adult-use testing at their proposed or existing location must also meed the new zoning and location requirements for adult-use cannabis businesses.
Application Process Overview
|Step 1||If applying for an adult-use cannabis business license, determine your status as an Equity Business through the Office of Cannabis Oversight.|
|Step 2||Submit a completed Cannabis Testing Laboratory Business License Application along with all supporting documents to the Long Beach Business License Division.
Long Beach City Hall
|Step 3||After submitting the application to Business License, visit Zoning. Zoning reviews the business location for buffers, zoning, and parking requirements.|
|Step 4||Pay application fees and leave City Hall.|
|Step 5||Business License will review the application and all supplemental documents for completeness.|
|Step 6||The applicant will receive an email and letter from Business License that the application is complete and can proceed in the process.|
|Step 7||The applicant continues through the Department Reviews & Inspections process.|
|Step 8||Once permits are issued, the applicant will receive a Letter of Local Authorization to apply for a State cannabis license.|
|Step 9||Department inspections are finalized and departments approve the business in the online licensing system.|
|Step 10||The business license is issued. Please note: Testing labs must receive ISO accreditation before a license will be issued.|
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