January 14, 2022 – Americanna Laboratories, LLC (Americanna Labs), a premiere cannabis and hemp testing laboratory, was granted regulatory approval from the Florida Department of Health to conduct cannabis compliance testing as the state’s most recent Certified Marijuana Testing Laboratory (CMTL).
With this approval, Americanna becomes only the ninth facility licensed by the Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) to perform consumer safety and quality control testing in the State of Florida. The lab already possesses over 30 years of experience to coincide with USDA and EPA registrations. Co-Founders Steven Perez and David Perez first initiated expansion into analytical testing of cannabis in 2018 when Florida introduced their plans to begin both hemp and medical marijuana programs. “We were not in a rush to be the first CMTL,” stated Co- Founder Steven Perez. “Every day we strive to give patients and consumers a greater sense of security knowing the medicine they depend on has been tested for its safety and purity. This approval is another step in our progression to be the premiere testing laboratory in the cannabis industry. We have come a long way with gaining ISO 17025 accreditation, fine-tuning our methodologies, and developing satisfied clients across the nation. Now, we can analyze medical marijuana samples to help patients throughout the state.”
The approval marks the culmination of one noteworthy achievement with others to follow. “2021 was a year of investment for us. We dedicated a significant amount of time and resources into the development of not only our methods but also our personnel. The Americanna Lab team impresses us each day with their commitment to quality and accomplishing our mission of consumer safety. We are poised to expand our footprint in the cannabis market due to 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 dedicated 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 recognized USDA Registered Hemp Analytical Testing Laboratories in the country, Americanna Laboratories conducts all analyses under the strictest of quality programs meeting ISO/IEC 17025:2017, GLP and cGMP standards. Their lab 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.