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Kaycha Labs Becomes First New York Cannabis Lab to Perform Every Approved Test

By Leo Bear-McGuinness

Published: Jan 25, 2023   

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Kaycha Labs, the multi-state cannabis testing company, has become the first company in New York to be approved to carry out every type of cannabis test recognized by the state regulator.

In New York – which only opened its legal recreational cannabis market on December 29, 2022 – the state regulator, the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) recognizes nine different types of cannabis tests: cannabinoids, filth/foreign material, heavy metals, microbiology, moisture content, mycotoxins, pesticides, residual solvents, and water activity.

Kaycha Labs is the first of seven state-certified labs to be cleared by the regulator to carry out all nine types of test.

“We are excited to be the first ‘OCM Permitted Lab’ that is licensed to perform all test types,” James Horvath, Kaycha’s chief executive officer, said in a statement.

“I am proud of our team of 200+ experienced and expert professionals across the US who came together to make this a reality. In many ways, this distinction of being first validates our industry leadership position.”

During the OCM’s review of the Albany lab, the Kaycha team reportedly equipped the lab with new equipment and recruited experts from sister labs to train their analysts.

The company also installed its proprietary laboratory information management system and updated it to ensure compliance with all New York-mandated detection limit standards.

The lab is now accepting samples from clients to perform the full array of compliance and R&D testing across all matrices.


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