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Testing Laboratory Application Information

What is a testing laboratory license?

A testing laboratory license is granted by OMMA for a laboratory testing facility to analyze harvested and processed medical use marijuana for the presence of harmful contaminants.

How do I apply and what does it cost?

Testing laboratory applications will be available starting November 1, 2019 through the OMMA licensing system. The testing laboratory license fee is $2500 for one year.

What are the basic requirements to be eligible to apply?

Applicants must meet the same requirements as other commercial entities listed below.

  • Applicants must be 25 or older.
  • Individual applicants must be Oklahoma residents.
  • Members, managers, and board members of entity applicants must all be Oklahoma residents.
  • Entities must show that at least 75% ownership held by an Oklahoma resident.
  • All owners and officers must provide a background check; nonviolent felony convictions in the last two years and any other felony conviction in the last five years for any owner will disqualify the applicant.
  • Unless the business entity is a Sole Proprietorship or General Partnership, the applying entity must submit a copy of the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s certificate of good standing document. For more information, visit the Oklahoma Secretary of State at www.sos.ok.gov.
  • Applicants must supply a Certificate of Compliance for their business location
  • No individual with ownership interest in the business can be a sheriff, deputy sheriff, police officer or prosecuting officer, or an officer or employee of OMMA or a municipality in which the commercial entity is located
  • Applicants must supply ownership disclosure documentation
  • Unless the business entity is a Sole Proprietorship or General Partnership, the applying entity must submit a copy of the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s certificate of good standing document. For more information, visit the Oklahoma Secretary of State at www.sos.ok.gov.
  • Please note: A person who is a direct beneficial owner or an indirect beneficial owner of a licensed dispensary, commercial grower, or processor shall not be an owner of a licensed laboratory

Oklahoma residency can be established by providing a digital, color copy of a combination of the following documents that provide proof of Oklahoma residency for the duration of the 2 or 5 years:

  • Oklahoma driver’s license (front and back)
  • Oklahoma identification card (front and back)
  • Oklahoma voter identification card
  • Utility bills, excluding cellular telephone and internet bills
  • A residential property deed to property in the State of Oklahoma
  • A current rental agreement for residential property located in the State of Oklahoma
  • Other documentation deemed sufficient by OMMA

Proof of identity can be established by providing a digital, color copy of one of the following unexpired, valid documents:

  • Oklahoma driver’s license (front and back)
  • Oklahoma identification card (front and back)
  • U.S. passport or other photo identification issued by the U.S government
  • Tribal identification card approved for identification purposes by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety
    • United States Bureau of Indian Affairs identification card or a Oklahoma tribal photo identification cards: Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache of Oklahoma, Absentee Shawnee, Cheyenne-Arapaho, Choctaw, Delaware, Caddo Nation of Oklahoma issued on or after January 8, 2008.

Each owner will need to supply an Affidavit of Lawful Presence Form and supporting documentation if he or she is not a U.S. citizen.

Additionally, testing laboratory applicant must provide:

  • Between November 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019, the laboratory must submit either documentation of accreditation by an ISO 17025 body such as ANSI/ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation (PJLA), or written notice of application for accreditation. Effective January 1, 2020, all applicants must show documentation of accreditation. Accreditation must be for the methods in use for cannabis testing and may be in chemistry and biology, or cannabis specific accreditation.
  • Written demonstration of successful participation in proficiency testing within the previous twelve months.

Can testing laboratories transport medical marijuana?

Testing laboratories may transport medical marijuana only if they apply for and obtain a separate OMMA transporter license.

What testing is required?

THC potency, terpene profile, Mycotoxins, Residual Solvents/chemical, Heavy Metals (Lead, Arsenic, Cadmium, Mercury), foreign materials/filth, harmful micro-organisms.

Will there be an on-site inspection before a license is granted?

Yes. This inspection will cover:

  • A physical inspection of the premises to evaluate the orderliness of the physical layout.
  • Review of environmental monitoring of temperature, humidity, etc. for storage and testing areas.
  • Implementation of controlled access areas for storage of medical marijuana and
    medical marijuana product test samples, waste and reference
    standards;
  • Sufficient space allocated for each testing area.
  • A review of personnel records 
    • Medical Laboratory Director
    • Testing personnel
    • Ancillary Staff
  • A review of Quality Assurance protocols.
  • A certificate of analysis (COA) for each lot of reference
    standard is present; Procedures for the transport and disposal of unused marijuana, marijuana
    products and waste are in place and followed.
  • The mandatory use by a laboratory of an inventory marijuana tracking
    system to ensure all test batches or samples containing medical
    marijuana, medical marijuana concentrate or medical marijuana
    products are identified and tracked from the point they are
    transferred from a medical marijuana business, a patient or a
    caregiver through the point of transfer, destruction or disposal, with chain of custody documentation from receipt to disposal.
  • The use of a record system that allows for readily retrievable test results.
  • Verifying that complete testing SOP’s, with current approval by the Medical Director, are readily available to staff.