Smithers Fully Licensed to Operate as an Independent Cannabis Testing Laboratory In Massachusetts

Smithers Fully Licensed to Operate as an Independent Cannabis Testing Laboratory In Massachusetts

Published: 2/14/2022

(Wareham, Massachusetts) – February 14, 2022 – Smithers, a leading provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services, received its final license and passed final inspections from the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) and other regulatory agencies to operate an independent cannabis testing laboratory in Wareham, Massachusetts. Smithers is now permitted to test medical and adult-use cannabis products according to the standards outlined by the CCC for licensed cultivators and manufacturers in Massachusetts.
“We are excited to enter the Massachusetts cannabis market,” states Nat Leonard, Group President responsible for Smithers cannabis testing services. “Smithers designed this cannabis testing lab to align with our mission of providing accurate data, on time so our clients can focus on what matters most – getting their products to market.”
“With our lab fully licensed and operational in Massachusetts, Smithers is excited to bring great science and service to cultivators, manufacturers, and medical treatment centers in that state. The combination of Massachusetts operations and our recent acquisition of Origo Labs in Illinois allows us to better serve multi-state operators with facilities in both states” states Michael Hochschwender, CEO of Smithers.
This ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited laboratory is in the heart of the South Coast cannabis hub, providing rapid access to testing services for local operators as well as operators across the state.
The scientific team has validated methods on state-of-the-art instrumentation to support the required testing, which includes:
  • Cannabinoid potency
  • Terpene profiling
  • Pesticide evaluation
  • Assessments of heavy metals
  • Microbiological contaminants
  • Mycotoxins
  • Residual solvents
  • Vitamin E acetate
For more information about sending samples to the Smithers Massachusetts Cannabis Testing Laboratory, please contact Eric Steele (, Laboratory Director.

About Smithers:
Founded in 1925 and headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Smithers is a multinational provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services. With laboratories and operations in North America, Europe, and Asia, Smithers supports customers in the transportation, life science, packaging, materials, components, consumer, dry commodities, and energy industries. Smithers delivers accurate data, on time, with high touch, by integrating science, technology, and business expertise, so customers can innovate with confidence.

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