An Act Regarding Medical Marijuana Registered Testing Laboratories
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §2422, sub-§1, as amended by PL 2009, c. 631, §8 and affected by §51, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 22 MRSA §2422, sub-§12-A is enacted to read:
Sec. 3. 22 MRSA §2423-F is enacted to read:
§ 2423-F. Authorized conduct by a registered testing laboratory
A registered testing laboratory may possess marijuana for the purposes of testing for the cannabinoid profile and for contaminants, including, but not limited to, mold, mildew, heavy metals, toxins, plant growth regulators and nonorganic pesticides.
Sec. 4. 22 MRSA §2425, sub-§1-A, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 394, §3, is amended to read:
Sec. 5. 22 MRSA §2425, sub-§4-A is enacted to read:
Sec. 6. 22 MRSA §2425, sub-§12, ¶¶H and I are enacted to read:
Sec. 7. Rules. By December 15, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services shall adopt rules to establish an application form and fees for the registration of medical marijuana testing laboratories and principal officers, board members, agents and employees of medical marijuana testing laboratories under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 22, chapter 558-C. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are routine technical rules in accordance with Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
This bill establishes in the medical use of marijuana laws the registration of testing laboratories that perform testing on marijuana samples for the cannabinoid profile and for possible contaminants. Registered testing laboratories must be located in the State, and the laboratories and their principal officers, board members, agents and employees are given the same immunity from prosecution, search, seizure and penalty currently granted to registered dispensaries. The Department of Health and Human Services is required to establish an application form and fees for registered testing laboratories by December 15, 2015.