Alaska Officials Approve License for Cannabis Testing Facility
Officials from the Alaska Marijuana Control Office have given preliminary approval for the license of the first cannabis testing facility in Interior Alaska.
On Aug. 9, the cannabis board approved a license for Fairbanks Analytical Testing by a vote of 4-1..
The Control Office will issue the license once the facility receives its final inspection which is expected to occur in the coming weeks.
Fairbanks Analytical Testing is the first cannabis testing facility to provide Interior Alaska with scientific and safety testing for marijuana products and producers.
According to the facility’s owners, Dylanne Macomber and Ronald Eads, the test lab has been under development for about a year.
The new testing lab is expected to shorten wait times and help reduce transportation costs for cannabis producers in Interior Alaska.
Currently there are two other testing facilities in Alaska — both of them are in Anchorage.