January 14, 2022 – Americanna Laboratories, LLC (Americanna Labs), a leading laboratory for cannabis and hemp testing, has obtained regulatory approval from the Florida Department of Health to perform cannabis compliance testing as a the newest Certified Marijuana Testing Laboratory (CMTL) in the state.
With this approval, Americanna becomes only the ninth facility authorized by the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) to perform consumer safety and quality control testing in the State of Florida. The lab already has over 30 years of experience to coincide with USDA and EPA registrations. Co-founders Steven Perez and David Perez began expanding into analytical cannabis testing in 2018 when Florida announced plans to launch both hemp and medical marijuana programs. “We were in no rush to be the first CMTL,” said co-founder Steven Perez. “Every day, we strive to give patients and consumers a greater sense of security knowing that the medicine they depend on has been tested for safety and purity. This approval is another step in our progression to becoming the the cannabis industry’s first testing lab. We’ve come a long way in gaining ISO 17025 accreditation, refining our methodologies, and developing satisfied customers across the country. Now we can test medical marijuana samples to help patients across the state.
Approval marks the culmination of a remarkable achievement with others to follow. “2021 has been a year of investment for us. We have devoted a great deal of time and resources to developing not only our methods but also our people. The Americanna Lab team impresses us every day with their commitment to quality and fulfilling our mission of consumer safety. We are poised to expand our footprint in the cannabis market with this commitment,” said Wyman Dickey, CEO.
About Americanna Laboratories:
Americanna Laboratories is a leader in analytical testing services, setting the standard for testing in the cannabis/hemp industry. Americanna Labs is committed to providing the best, most reliable and accurate testing by bringing ADPEN Laboratories 30 years of analytical testing experience in agrochemical, pharmaceutical, nutritional and food safety to the cannabis lab. As one of the first USDA-registered hemp testing labs in the country, Americanna Laboratories performs all testing under the most stringent quality programs meeting ISO/IEC 17025:2017, GLP and cGMP. Their laboratory facilities are registered with the FDA, EPA and have been audited by these agencies to ensure compliance with GLP and cGMP standards. Americanna Laboratories resides in a 15,000 square foot facility headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.