Required Analytes for Marijuana Testing in Maine

May 4th, 2020, Adult-use, Public Policy, Regulatory, State, Testing

Title 28-B, Subchapter 6 establishes the statutory guidelines for the testing of adult use marijuana and marijuana products in Maine. The Maine State Legislature contemplated the importance and unique challenges of rolling out a mandatory marijuana testing program.  Accordingly, state lawmakers provided the Office of Marijuana Policy with discretion to assess the capability and capacity of the testing system throughout this process. 

With that in mind, the Office of Marijuana Policy initially plans to require the testing of only five of the eight designated analyte types.  OMP plans to bring the remaining three required analytes online by the conclusion of 2020.

The first five required analyte types are:

  1. Filth and foreign materials
  2. Dangerous molds and mildews
  3. Harmful microbes
  4. THC potency, homogeneity and cannabinoid profiles
  5. Water activity and moisture content

The other three analyte types that OMP will require for adult use marijuana testing moving forward will include residual solvents, pesticides/insecticides/fungicides, and other harmful chemicals (metals). 

If you have questions about Maine’s testing requirements for marijuana or marijuana products please contact a member of Drummond Woodsum’s licensing and regulatory division