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Medical Marijuana testing facility to open in Rapid City.
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Medical Marijuana testing facility to open in RC

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The first medical marijuana testing facility in Western South Dakota is opening in Rapid City.

Triverty Analytical will conduct compliance testing for the state’s cannabis industry, to test the potency of medical marijuana and to scan for contaminants like pesticides or heavy metals.

Officials with the lab said they will work with the state to make sure the people who are consuming cannabis legally are safe.

Wendi Young, CEO of Triverty Analytical said, “When it comes down to it, when you’re talking about chemical testing – it’s all very similar. So, you know, the methodology is a little bit different, particularly when we’re talking about potency testing – so testing for THC –  but everything else is very similar to how you would test any other agricultural product.”

Young added, along with testing for contaminants, that the lab will ensure THC levels advertised by distributors matches what is in the product.

She said Triverty Analytical is ready to start and expects half of the state’s testing –  around 90 samples per month – to go through the new lab.

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