Illinois is getting closer to giving patients access to medical marijuana, but not before it goes through proper testing. A lab at the University of Illinois in Chicago has been approved by the state to start testing incoming marijuana for harmful microbes, fungus, pesticides, potency, and more. Another lab was also approved for testing but lost funding due to the state's low registered patient count. More patients are expected to completely register after sales begin, hopefully leading to more growth in the states industry.
Larsen says the lab has the equipment and employees to do the five tests that the state requires. UIC will test marijuana for harmful microbes, poisons from fungus, pesticides and solvents. It will test its potency too