Cannabis Working Group

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American Council of Independent Laboratories is the ONLY national association actively working with federal lawmakers to draft new cannabis/hemp-related legislation addressing the specific needs of the industry.

To that end, ACIL is committed to advancing the testing of cannabis through:

  • offering language to the STATES ACT that would explicitly permit laboratories to test cannabis/hemp products 
  • allow for samples to be shipped across state borders in order to facilitate the standardization of testing procedures
  • promoting the standardization of testing procedures and laboratory accreditation
  • supporting medical cannabis research
  • monitoring the legalization of hemp
  • ensuring there is testing of cannabis/hemp for both potency and contaminants.

Recent Success: 
After sending a letter on April 20, 2020 to congressional leadership asking for inclusion of cannabis laboratories in the Small Business Administration Programs' stimulus relief packages, three days later Reps. Blumenauer (D-OR) and Perlmutter (D-CO) introduced the Emergency Cannabis Small Business Health and Safety Act in the House of Representatives. This legislation would allow legal cannabis businesses to access disaster relief loans and other programs available during the COVID-19 crisis, which mirrors our recently sent congressional leadership letter on the issue.   


Through the Cannabis Working Group (CWG), the Independent Laboratories Institute (ILI) is committed to supporting the medical cannabis/hemp industry as it relates to the need for quality, independent testing. Additionally, ILI recognizes the need for standardized testing procedures and laboratory accreditation within the cannabis industry. 

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Ready to make your voice heard?  Click HERE to join The Cannabis Working Group.