Medical Cannabis Laboratory Application Process and Forms - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Medical Cannabis Laboratory Application Process and Forms

Application Process

Frequently Asked Questions


Step 1: Submit Application and Documentation

A laboratory requesting approval to provide testing services to the state's medical cannabis manufacturers must submit an application form supplied by the Commissioner of Health and provide a variety of documentation including a Quality Assurance Manual, Standard Operating Procedures, attestation of independence from all Minnesota medical cannabis manufacturers, among other materials.

Step 2: Laboratory Site Visit

The purpose of the on-site visit is to determine the ability of the laboratory to conduct testing for medical cannabis product for the scope of accreditation requested. Various documents would be expected to be viewed during the visit including: Detection Limits, Training Records, Proficiency Results, etc.

Step 3: MDH Approval

Once site visits are completed and documented, MDH will make a determination of whether the laboratory is approved. If approved. MDH will indicate which analytes and methods the laboratory is approved to perform for Minnesota medical cannabis manufacturers. All approved laboratories must achieve ISO 17025 certification.    

Manufacturer Contracting

Once approval has been communicated, manufacturers will contract with one or more of the approved independent laboratories to test medical cannabis.
Updated Wednesday, 01-Sep-2021 10:16:47 CDT