State regulators ordered a 180-day suspension for a Poulsbo pot-testing lab after auditors found “blatant disregard for good laboratory practices” and other problems.

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State regulators ordered a 180-day suspension for a Poulsbo pot-testing lab after auditors found “blatant disregard for good laboratory practices” and other problems.

The state Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) handed down the decision last week against Testing Technologies. It would deny the lab the certification it needs to operate in Washington’s legal pot industry.

The lab’s shortcomings “put the public health and safety at risk by exposing the public to marijuana and marijuana products that have not been properly or accurately tested for microbial contamination and other risks,” said the order, signed by Bob Schroeter, LCB director of operational support.

Lab owner Larry Ward said he would likely appeal the suspension. There are now 14 labs certified to work in Washington’s pot industry.