The regulatory agency charged with overseeing Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program has opened an investigation into a cannabis testing lab in the state over allegations of false product test results, Tulsa World reported on Monday.
A spokesperson for the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority confirmed to the newspaper that the Oklahoma City-based F.A.S.T. Laboratories “has pending inquiries with the OMMA and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.”
No government official told Tulsa World much about the investigation, given its ongoing nature, but recent activity on the lab’s social media account might provide some clues.
“The F.A.S.T. Laboratories website still offers the ‘Oklahoma Compliance Package’ test at $360 and lists a Tulsa business location, but a more recently updated company Facebook page only lists phone numbers for laboratories in Arkansas and Oklahoma City,” the Tulsa World reported. “A Facebook post from Aug. 10 asks Oklahoma-based clients to ship their hemp and cannabidiol, or CBD, samples to an Arkansas address for testing.”
That might potentially put F.A.S.T. in conflict with the state law, which began requiring growers and processors in Oklahoma “to test all medical marijuana and medical marijuana products in a laboratory licensed by the OMMA” on July 1.