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Marijuana Industry Trade Association Discusses the Future of Lab Testing in the Arizona Cannabis Industry on July 9th

PHOENIX, Ariz. (June 26, 2020) – Cannabis policy experts will discuss the future of lab testing in the Arizona cannabis industry at the next Marijuana Industry Trade Association (MITA-AZ) virtual town hall meeting slated from 4 – 6 p.m., Thursday, July 9th. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free.

Presented by Level One Labs, Smart and Safe Arizona, C4 Labs and the Arizona Cannabis Lab Association (ACLA), the event will focus on Senate Bill 1494 which goes into effect in November. The new law requires mandatory marijuana testing for contaminates, pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides through state-licensed testing laboratories.

Panelists include: George Griffeth and Jenny Corso of Level One Labs, Ryan Treacy of C4 Labs, Dr. Hope Jones of Adivina Bio Sciences, Maxime Kot of the Cannabis Business Advisors, and others including attorney Ryan Hurley, and dispensary owners Mark Steinmetz, Steve Cottrell.

The discussion will be moderated by Demitri Downing, founder of MITA-AZ and PolicyQuake. Panelists will be answering questions from the public. Pre-registration is recommended. Tickets and information available at

“The panel will be a great opportunity for Arizona’s 250,000+ medical marijuana patients to learn about the steps the labs are taking in conjunction with the Department of Health Services to assure safe, quality medicine for all,” said George Griffeth, a founding member of the ACLA.

Panelists will discuss the latest in testing technology and how their operations are prepared for the new initiatives. Consulting group the Cannabis Business Advisors will share best practices on how to incorporate these standards into marijuana businesses through their Arizona SB-1494 Implementation Package.

MITA-AZ is the largest cannabis networking organization in Arizona. The group hosted its first virtual event in April, bringing together 16 industry powerhouses with more than 100 attendees. The influential organization unites cannabis license holders, industry professionals, investors, stakeholders, and policy makers from around the country to educate and advocate for smart, regulated, responsible cannabis policy. For more information on past and future town hall events please visit


MITA AZ is the voice and chamber of commerce of the Arizona marijuana industry. Its mission is to help Arizona’s marijuana industry businesses stay informed, network and thrive. MITA AZ works directly with members and policy makers to ensure Arizona’s program is fair, tightly regulated and successful.

Neko Catanzaro
Proven Media

Published On: June 29th, 2020 / Categories: Press Releases / Tags: , , , , , , /