For The Cannabis Community. By The Cannabis Community.

Welcome to the new ACCL website!

Message from Executive Director, Dr. Robert Martin

Welcome to the Association of Commercial Cannabis Laboratory website! We are a group of independent lab operators that have come together to address the lack of standards and practices in the medical and recreational marijuana industry evolving in North America today. Our ACCL members are dedicated to achieving the highest standards for quality assurance testing protocols. All of our members must adhere to strict guidelines for scientific acumen and legal responsibility.

About Us

Association of Commercial Cannabis Laboratories

ACCL supports scientific acumen and legal responsibility, therefore, our members follow strict guidelines:
Integrity
No "Dry-Labbing"
Proficiency
Reliability
ACCL members agree not to ship samples except for those in jurisdictions where Federal statues allow such activities to legally take place.
Member Labs does not report sample test values without actually performing a sample analysis - no “dry-labbing” is performed.
Member Labs have on-staff at least one individual that has at least one peer-reviewed publication in a well-accepted scientific publication, or patent, or equivalent that demonstrates an adequate level of scientific acumen, which is hereby attached for review.
Member Labs agree to submit to random “ring-testing” or similar experiments in order to probe the integrity of sample results and general laboratory operations ACCL Membership Statement.
and professional features including:
Credibility
QA/QC
Exclusivity
Accountability
Members of the ACCL agree to always conduct themselves in a professional manner that continually seeks to raise the integrity of the medical cannabis testing industry and advance solid scientific fundamentals and understandings of cannabis for the general public.
ACCL Meetings and operations are confidential and focused on the QA/QC of medical cannabis and is in no manner directed towards lending to the intoxication of individuals through the use of cannabis products.*
Member Labs do hereby understand that initial membership in the ACCL is on a probationary period until a suitable “ring-test” or ACCL comparable sample test can be conducted satisfactorily to all existing ACCL members.
Member Lab does also further understand that membership in the ACCL may be terminated in writing immediately upon violation of any of the aforementioned membership requirements.
Many of our members are in different stages of ISO certification and ACCL strongly recommends that all membership consider this method of accreditation. I hope the following pages are informative for both laboratory operators and patients/users alike and please use your local ACCL laboratory; they are your best resource in navigating this sometimes complicated industry. Look for the ACCL logo!

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*All discussions, operations, votes, information, and communications both electronically and orally, are to be confidential, held reasonably in confidence and protected similarly to any such other confidential material as a typical work product or invention disclosure would be held, until the ACCL decides to publically release such information via formal communication that is approved by a majority vote of its members.

Announcements

The Cannabis Community

ACCL Expands Membership to Include Medical Marijuana Testing Laboratories Throughout North America

Organization Changes Name from Association of California Cannabis Laboratories to Association of Commercial Cannabis Laboratories to Reflect Expanded Geographical Base of Membership

OAKLAND, November 2013: The ACCL today announced that the organization has expanded its membership beyond California to include medical marijuana testing laboratories throughout North America. To reflect the wider geographical base of its membership, the organization has changed its name from the Association of California Cannabis Laboratories to the Association of Commercial Cannabis Laboratories.

Founded in 2011, the ACCL and its member organizations are dedicated to establishing medical marijuana best practices and certifications for quality standards. Since its inception, the ACCL has been at the forefront of the movement to develop mandatory testing protocols for medicinal marijuana products, and with the expansion of its membership base to include Cannabis testing laboratories throughout North American, the organization continues to serve as an example to the rest of the industry on how to work together effectively to bring greater legitimacy and credibility to the medical marijuana community.

New ACCL member organizations will be required to [ ... ] READ MORE HERE

Cannabis Laboratory Accreditation

The ACCL recommends ISO certifications and GLP for all its members in all states and countries.

OAKLAND, April 2015: In 2008 scientists in California began looking into the understanding of Cannabis potency. With those early efforts, the Cannabis testing industry came into being. Today there are several California Cannabis laboratories offering routine quality testing of a myriad of products along with over twenty other similar laboratories across America.

The early labs were primarily interested in potency testing and over time screenings for microbiological and pesticide residues were initiated. A great deal of research and trial and error was begun in an attempt to set guidelines and standards for our industry. Lab operators found very quickly that the basic research available about so many other medicinal plants was not available for Cannabis. The US government decision to place and maintain Cannabis as a Schedule I drug essentially shut down any and all potential research, including understanding quality measures. As a consequence, the lab industry itself sought to define the quality measures by the creation of [ ... ] READ MORE HERE

Quality Alerts

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Contact

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Dr. Robert Martin, ACCL CEO
robert@cwanalytical.com

David Lampach, ACCL CFO
david@steephilllab.com

Jeffrey Raber, ACCL President
jeff@thewercshop.com

Jeff Hatley, ACCL Secretary
jeff.hatley@sequoia-labs.com