New York Compliance
Research & Development Testing

27 Kent Street, Suite 108, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: Based on demand.

Overview of Laboratory

ACT Laboratories is an independent third party laboratory located in Ballston Spa, NY, approved by the New York State (NYS) Department of Health to provide Compliance and Research & Development testing to licensed cannabis operators.

Established: 2019
ELAP Certified: ID 12103
Seed to Sale Tracking System: MMP
SQFT: 2000 + addition 2000 to expand

Dedicated Microbial Room
Dedicated Microbial and PCR Room
Secure Building
Secure building with room for expansion

New York Marijuana.

Learn about New York's Marijuana Program

In July 2014, Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature enacted the Compassionate Care Act to provide a medical marijuana program for the state of New York. The Compassionate Care Act took effect in January 2016 and made medicinal marijuana use legal in New York.

Official Regulations

New York State Compliance Testing:

ACT’s assays are validated to meet the requirements set forth by the NYS Department of Health and the NYS Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP). One of our trained Sample Selection Specialists will arrive at your facility equipped with the tools necessary to take a representative random sample from your facility. The amount of product needed for testing will depend on the type of product being sampled, as well as the individual assays requested for that sample. A Chain of Custody (CoC) Form will be signed by both parties on tests requested. If a sample of cannabis does not pass all state-required tests based on the standards set forth in regulations, depending on the results it could be recalled, or processed into an extract. All results will be reported through the state seed-to-sale tracking system and our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

As regulations are subject to change, we encourage you to reference the state’s official website for up-to-date state regulatory requirements to ensure required testing compliance: Official Regulations.

Required NYS Medical Marijuana Testing Reference Methods are found here.

Research & Development (R&D) Testing:

R&D testing is available per the customer’s request. Cultivators and processors use R&D testing to help improve their processes and products. Since this type of testing is research-focused and the product will not be going to market without passing an additional compliance panel of tests, R&D results are not required to be reported to the state. A CoA will be released to the client through our Laboratory Information System (LIMS).


Road Map to Testing with Act Laboratories


When samples arrive at the facility an ACT Laboratories authorized employe: Verifies that the sample quantity, weights, and manifests all match. Receive manifest into the state’s seed-to-sale tracking system. Creates a new order in the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

Sampling Day - Received by the lab prior to 12PMMonTueWedThuFri
Results Reports - By the close of business.ThuFriMonMonTue

Results are pulled from instruments as they become available. As quality checks are passed, results are uploaded through our Laboratory Information Management System, and seed-to-sale tracking system. If quality checks fail, we will repeat the analysis as needed.


Your Certificates of Analyses (CoA) are generated and released to you and your team through email for your easy reference.

Beyond the Test.

Combining the most advanced analytical laboratory science with decades of experience in optimizing and troubleshooting cannabis production processes, ACT Laboratories plays a key role in the success of its partners. Whether you are a new operator building out your operations or experiencing unexpected results in testing reports, we are here to help. ACT Laboratories provides consultative solutions during the pre-grow, grow, and post-harvest process. Our solutions have saved our clients countless hours of trial and error, making ACT the top choice for lab services among many of the nation’s top producers.

Value OfferingsBefore
Cannabis Consulting
Environmental Swabbing
HPLC Validation & Training--
Method Sharing--
Product Formulation--
Customer Service
Personalized Sampling Days--
Rush Orders--
Root Cause Analysis--
Laboratory Information System (LIMS)--
High-Quality Standards--