North Dakota accepting proposals from medical marijuana labs

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Health Department on Wednesday began accepting proposals from laboratory companies that want to test medical marijuana in the state.

It’s the next step in efforts to establish a system for the drug approved by state voters in November 2016. The selected lab will test marijuana for contaminants including pesticides and to ensure that levels of the intoxicant THC are accurately labeled.

Last summer, seven laboratory companies with experience in other states expressed interest in being a part of North Dakota’s program. The Health Department had requested non-binding letters of intent so it could ensure a lab more at