Massachusetts testing lab fined $225,000 for improper cannabis disposal

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A cannabis testing facility in Massachusetts agreed to pay a $225,000 fine for improper disposal of marijuana products.

The state Cannabis Control Commission approved the settlement with MCR Labs, MassLive.com reported.

As part of the settlement agreement, the Framingham facility admitted that an employee put marijuana waste in an unlocked dumpster over four days in January.

Framingham police were alerted to suspicious activity near the dumpster and investigated, according to Boston 25 News.

The commission also found the lab’s records did not properly document how 7,520 samples were disposed of.

MCR Labs agreed to hire a facility and security manager, as well as a compliance manager. It also agreed to pay the fine in installments over a six-month period.

Company President Michael Kahn released a statement saying the lab has “implemented improved protocols for waste disposal” that will comply with regulations.

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– Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily

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