Oklahoma regulators have revoked the license of cannabis testing laboratory, Nationwide Engineering and Testing, LLC, alleging public health and safety violations, transporting cannabis without a license, unsafe product storage, and the lab’s inability to test for heavy metals, KFOR reports.
The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) submitted an application to revoke the license last month. It had previously been issued a “stop work” order by the Fire Marshal in December. The OMMA said the company “continued to operate in unsafe conditions” despite the order.
“The Oklahoma State Department of Health, prays this court revoke, or in the alternate suspend, the License of Respondent and order Respondent to cease and desist all business operations, return the License to Petitioner, and dispose of any medical marijuana or medical marijuana products in Respondent’s possession.” – OMMA, in their application, via KFOR
In a March statement, Nationwide denied the allegations, but said it took them “seriously and is investigating and exploring all legal options.”
The OMMA said in a tweet that the decision was backed by an administrative law judge that also determined the company was “not in compliance with Oklahoma laws and regulations.”
Last October, another cannabis testing lab in the state, F.A.S.T. Labs, surrendered its license amid an OMMA investigation into whether the firm had falsified test results. In a Sept. 23, 2020 surrender form, F.A.S.T. said that it would give up its license because “Disputes among members of closely held management company made continued operations undesirable.” In August 2020, the OMMA indicated it intended to revoke the company’s license over alleged misconduct.
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