CannaSafe, which says it does testing for 30 percent of the California cannabis market, is coming to Portland.

The company on Tuesday announced an expansion plan that also includes labs in Florida and Illinois. It expects the new labs to open before the end of the third quarter this year.

Oregon requires testing of cannabis products for microbiological contaminants, solvents, moisture content, pesticides and potency. Labs must certified by the Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program and licensed by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission.

As of Jan. 31, the OLCC listed 20 licensed, active labs in the state, including 11 in the Portland metro region.

The OLCC also recently adopted a rule allowing it to randomly test products on the shelves in stores for undisclosed ingredients and additives. That came in response to the vape crisis last year.


By Pete Danko for Portland Business Journel