Oklahoma officials have confirmed that F.A.S.T. Laboratories, headquartered in Oklahoma City, is under investigation following allegations that the lab falsified cannabis product test results, according to a Tulsa World report.
Terri Watkins, Director of Communications for the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA), said in the report that F.A.S.T. Labs and its owner Kyle Felling were subjects of pending investigations by the OMMA and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (OBNDD) but would not offer more information. Mark Woodward, Communications Director for OBNDD, similarly deflected, saying “OBN isn’t in a position to discuss the actions of our agency regarding FAST Labs.”
F.A.S.T. Labs’ owner Kyle Felling told the Tulsa World that he was “aware of a complaint” and that he was cooperating fully with the state’s medical cannabis regulators but would not offer further comment due to the investigations’ ongoing nature.
F.A.S.T. Labs is one of nearly two-dozen testing labs approved for Oklahoma’s medical cannabis industry. Under Oklahoma’s medical cannabis rules, all products must be tested and approved by a state-licensed laboratory as of July 1.
Medical cannabis was first made available for purchase by patients in 2018.
A petition to legalize adult-use cannabis in Oklahoma was underway earlier this year but that effort halted amid a stay-at-home order and social-distancing guidelines laid out by Gov. Kevin Stitt in response to the pandemic.