A Nevada marijuana testing lab inflated THC levels on cannabis products by as much as 10%, according to a settlement agreement approved by state regulators.
Certified Ag Labs, which runs a marijuana testing facility in Sparks, was suspended by regulators last November for reporting inaccurate THC results.
Marijuana with higher THC levels typically carries a premium price.
The Nevada Tax Commission approved a $70,000 fine against Certified Ag, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
According to the settlement agreement, the lab also:
- Unintentionally destroyed or concealed evidence.
- Failed to maintain a security alarm and surveillance systems.
- Neglected to keep records related to seed-to-sale tracking.
Several other labs criticized the agreement for not charging a big enough fine and letting the lab reopen, according to the newspaper.