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Business Listing # 22-10

Business Listing # 22-10

Type of License: Retail Marijuana Testing, Medical Marijuana testing, and Hemp-Official Compliance Testing Lab.

A ready to go analytical testing lab!


State and locally certified in potency testing. DEA registration pending, ISO 17025 certification.

Price: There are two options for the sale of the lab:

Anyone purchasing the “lab” portion will also need to acquire all the licensing mentioned, as they are transferrable.

  1. $1,000,000 for building, property, lab and building contents. Includes website, laboratory information management system (LIMS) and ISO accreditation.
  2. $450,000 for lab only, and lease agreement – laboratory instruments and consumables inventory would be purchased by buyer. Lab owner would rent building and property from seller.


Lease: Monthly Rent: $3,000

Term: Until December of 2025

Landlord Friendly: Yes




  • Each license type (Medical or Retail) has a state issued license AND a City of Pueblo issued Very similar to any other cannabis license that requires the state license and a local/county license.
  • The City of Pueblo license is divided into 2 separate areas: City Clerk and City Planning and The Planning & Development is known locally as the Conditional Use Permit or CUP. The total cost for these 2 areas is $7,500 for retail and $7,000 for medical. These are the current prices and are subject to change.
  • In each license type (medical and retail) every “Testing Type” (potency, microbial, heavy metal, residual solvents and pesticide) requires an additional approval/certification by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). After the initial certification by the CDPHE, there is an annual “audit” that is performed by the


Retail License Renewal Dates:

MED – November 30, 2022

City of Pueblo – February 2023

Potency: CDPHE – November 30th, 2022



Medical License Renewal Dates:

MED – November 30, 2022

City of Pueblo – November 18, 2022

Potency: CDPHE – November 30, 2022



  • The CDPHE is the only entity that requires certification for “official” Hemp testing Like cannabis, the CDPHE requires certification in each testing type. The testing types for hemp are the same for cannabis (potency, microbial, heavy metal, residual solvent and pesticide)
  • R&D testing for hemp does not require any certifications or licenses from any entity what-so-ever.
  • Potency, for official compliance (which must include moisture analysis for dry-weight evaluation, see note 1)
  • USDA requires a DEA license effective Jan 1, DEA application was submitted in Feb 2021. License application is still in process.
  • CDPHE – November 30, 2022 (cost about $500)


  • Note 1: Cannabis potency testing is done “as-is” meaning the sample is dried by the grower. When the harvest is dried and ready to be sold, a sample is collected by the grow and sent to a testing lab for analysis. At this point the lab takes the sample in and tests it “as-is” or as received.

Hemp potency testing is done as R&D or For Official Compliance.

  • R&D is typically done when a grower is looking for a Certificate of Analysis (COA) to show what cannabinoid is product has (CBD, THC, CBG Delta-8, or so on). This testing is exactly the same as the potency testing for
  • The CO Department of Ag, CDA, (through the USDA) requires all hemp growers to have their plants tested for Total THC content PRIOR to This is quite different from cannabis which has their product tested AFTER harvest and drying.
  • This “Pre-Harvest For Official Compliance Test” (Hemp Official Compliance, HOC, is what our lab is calling it) is what is required by the The CDA gives the CDPHE the authority to certify testing labs for this test type.
  • The lab is currently only CDPHE certified in Potency Testing for cannabis and


Lab Includes:

  • The instrument used for testing potency is HPLC – High Pressure Liquid The instrument used for testing microbials is PCR – Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • The instrument used for testing for heavy metals is ICPMS – Inter Coupled Plasma Mass


Lab does not include:

  • The instrument for testing (typically, labs use a LCMS-MS – Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometer Mass Spectrometer).


The Instrument used for testing for residual solvents is GCMS – Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometer The instrument used for testing for moisture content is a Moisture Balance.

The Instrument used for testing water activity (comes into microbial testing, similar to moisture testing for HOC potency testing) is a Water Probe. Lab has two of these on hand.

Additionally, the lab can test for Brix level, which is the health of live plants. The Brix Refractometer tells the sugar content of the plant matter which can indicate the overall health of a plant. There is no official requirement by any entity to test for this. We had a client ask for Brix Testing, so we added it as an extra service.

NB: A Mass Spectrometer (MS or also called a Mass Spec) is an individual piece of instrumentation, attached to a primary instrument such as a GC or LC (Gas Chromatography or Liquid Chromatography) to obtain more detailed results. A Mass Spec can be added in tandem, MS-MS, to obtain even more detailed results. A tandem MS (MS-MS) makes for finer and better results.

List of instruments on hand and their current validation status:


Test Type                 Instrument             Validation Complete (%)

Potency HPLC 100
Microbial PCR 0
Heavy Metal ICPMS 95
Residual Solvent GCMS 25
Pesticide LCMSMS No instrument
Moisture Content Moisture Balance 100
Water Activity Water Probe 95
Plant Heath Brix Refractometer 95



A laboratory is required to track samples and testing internally, separate from the MED’s METRIC system. This lab software is call a “LIMS” (laboratory inventory management system.)

What the LIMS is calling “inventory” is actually the samples that the lab tests.

The highlights of our lab’s LIMS is as follows:

  • Web-based
  • Includes a Client Portal so client’s can access their sample information whenever and from wherever they want
  • Includes the ISO and CDPHE required elements of: Chain of Custody recording, sample tracking from intake to sample disposal, results recording and recordkeeping, and sample photo
  • LIMS Yes, even the LIMS needs to be validated to show that information is kept secure and does not unexpectedly change over time.
  • The current subscription is good until December 31, 2022.



  • The CDPHE requires labs to have ISO 17025 This is essentially an audit from an outside source. I use A2LA for the accreditation. Other entities could be ANAB, PJ, or COLA. Each Test Type (potency, microbials, heavy metals, etc….) must have ISO accreditation.
  • This lab has ISO 17025 accreditation in Potency We just completed that. Like all other licenses, accreditation occurs annually. The A2LA accreditation lasts for 3 years, but in the “off” 2 years A2LA comes back for a brief on-site period to make sure the lab has made the needed changes from the last assessment.



Square Footage of Testing Facility: 1,800

Room for Expansion: Conference Room is 168 sq ft, and only about 30 sq ft is currently being used. There is 138 sq ft available for expansion.

Location Highlights: Easy access from I-25. Located front range road, 1,00 cars per hour pas the lab (2015 City statistic). Centrally located in Southern Colorado’s prime hemp and cannabis locations: grows, manufactures and stores.

Electrical and HVAC:

Electrical: Brand new Rebuild December 2019 CO RCVD.

HVAC: Brand New two Trane RTU’s and all duct work. One 13-ton RTU, and one 8- ton RTU.

Lighting System: Main Electrical Panel – 200 A, two Sub Panel – 100 A.

Brand new electrical, plumbing, walls, ceilings, and lighting. This is truly a move in special.

Financing: Owner carry will be considered with sufficient down payment.

Storage: Secure, Temperature Controlled Vault Storage, samples are organized in a locked vault with its own thermostat and cooling unit for precise temperature control from ambient to freezing.

Secure Hemp Drying room, with fresh cut hemp samples can be stored in the secured Drying room. Drying room has its own air circulation system and temperature control. Typical drying time for fully budded stalks 5”-8” is 24 hours.

Additional Information:

  • Fully functional analytical testing laboratory includes full security system, 24/7 monitoring, and infrared video recording of all areas of the lab with over 60 days of on-site storage. Custom decorative security fence with automatic gate opener. 8’ chain link fence topped with barbed wire. Ring doorbell located on security fence for walk-up customers and deliveries. A truly secure and beautiful laboratory property.
  • Shimadzu Scientific guarantees their continued support of their instruments after purchase.

Equipment List:


  • Shimadzu GCMS & Associated Equipment
  • HS-20 LOOP
  • Power Conditioner
  • Hydrogen Generator – Parker Balston
  • Pump
  • Computer Workstation
  • Dell Monitor
  • Printer


  • Shimadzu 2030 LF and associated equipment
  • HS-20 LOOP
  • Power Conditioner
  • Pump
  • Shimadzu Autosampler
  • Multiwave GO PLUS
  • 12 Pressure Vessels
  • Computer workstation
  • Computer monitor
  • SMC Thermal Chiller
  • Printer

AW (Water Activity)

  • Rotronic HC2-AW-USB
  • Rotronic HC2-AW-USB


  • ATC Refractometer


  • PCR Blue Sensovation Imager
  • Applied Biosystems Mini Amp Thermal Cycler
  • Benchmark Scientific Plate Fuge Micro Centrifuge
  • Fisher Brand Microplate Centrifuge
  • Fisher Brand Analog Vortex Mixer
  • Cole-Parmer Pump/Compressor
  • Labnet Mini Centrifuge, Blue
  • Labnet Slide Spinner
  • Barcode Scanner
  • PCR – Green Fisher Brand Vortex Mixer
  • Heat Block 55 DEG C (HB-02)
  • Heat Block 55 DEG C (HB-01)
  • Fisher Brand Analog Vortex Mixer
  • Labnet Mini Centrifuge, Red
  • Themo Fisher Scientific
  • Nuaire-Biological Safety Cabinet
  • 2 Quincy Lab Oven
  • PCR Hood, Red


  • Shimadzu Prominence -I HPLC & Associated Equipment
  • Dell Tower Computer
  • Dell Flat Screen Monitor
  • HP Deskjet


  • Office Computer
  • Cisco Switch
  • AOC Monitor
  • Dell Mouse
  • Dell Keyboard
  • Dell Power Edge Tower T310

Intake Computer

  • Dell Monitor
  • Dell Mouse M/N M-BAC DEL 5
  • Dell Keyboard
  • Dell Precision R7610 Tower, Rack Mount
  • LogiTech External Speakers

QDir Cpmputer

  • Dell Monitor
  • Dell Mouse
  • Dell Optiplex 960 Tower
  • Logitech External Speakers Z130

SR Analyst Computer

  • Acer Monitor
  • Dell Mouse
  • Dell Keyboard
  • Dell Optiplex 9020 Tower
  • Logitech External Speakers Z130

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