Roughly 10 miles outside of Whitefish just off U.S. 93 sits a building that appears to be a series of storage units, including one with bars on the windows. Inside is Montana’s first licensed medical marijuana testing facility.
As part of Montana’s attempt to legitimize medical marijuana, by next year every cannabis provider will be required to send their product to a lab for testing. As of this month, three laboratories have applied to serve the more than 600 providers in the state.
“It’s a life-love to have a laboratory,” Ron Brost said as he recently gave a tour of his laboratory north of Whitefish.
Brost, a PhD chemist, worked for automobile and technology companies most of his career. A few years ago he left his home in the Flathead for San Francisco to follow a paycheck with tech giant Apple. This month, as a way to return home, he and his wife opened Stillwater Laboratory to offer cannabis analysis for dispensaries, grow operations and patients in Montana.
Source: Cannabis Business Times