Patients & Caregivers Regain Access to Testing for Homemade Cannabis Products

With New COVID-19 Prevention Measures in Place at MCR Labs in Framingham, Massachusetts Residents Can Resume Having Home-crafted Cannabis Tested for Potency and Contamination
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - Aug. 31, 2020 - PRLog -- After several months of restricting access to their facility over concerns related to COVID-19, MCR Labs has completed upgrades to their facility and procedures in order to resume allowing vulnerable medical marijuana home growers to safely visit their offices and submit samples for testing.

"We can only accept samples here at our office since it is not federally legal to ship cannabis," said Michael Kahn, MCR Labs President, "and because many of our clients--our friends--are battling illnesses that put them at greater risk, we decided it best to pause and implement changes that minimize any potential risk for those who rely on us to confirm their cannabis is safe."

Prior to the COVID-19 restrictions being implemented, MCR Labs was processing an average of 413 samples per month for their community clients. In preparation for fully reopening, the organization has taken the following actions to ensure safety at their Framingham facility:
  • Sample submission is now by appointment only to limit on-site traffic
  • Installation of UV lights and HEPA air filters to eliminate surface and airborne pathogens
  • Equipped reception desk with barriers and safety glass for contact-free sample submission
  • All staff receive a health screening with temperature check before being admitted
  • Masks are required at all times for all staff and visitors
  • New facilities personnel have been hired to focus on decontamination practices
"Public safety is always our primary focus, and we rely on science to achieve that," said Scott Churchill, MCR Labs Director of Scientific Operations, "so we looked at evidence-based ways prevent COVID exposure and went above and beyond to create the safest environment possible for all of our clients."

Patients, caregivers and home growers can now set up an appointment to submit samples by visiting or by calling their office at (508) 872-6666 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. The independent testing laboratory has continued to operate throughout the pandemic for licensed medical cannabis providers deemed essential during the state-wide lockdown.

About MCR Labs: MCR Labs is the first independent cannabis testing laboratory to be certified by the state of Massachusetts. We are ISO-17025 accredited providers of analytical cannabis product testing and R&D services for licensed marijuana establishments, patients, researchers, home growers, and entrepreneurs. Our team of chemists and pharmaceutical scientists are dedicated to advancing public health and safety through leading-edge chemical analysis of cannabis products and offering unparalleled and support for partners, regulators, and the community we serve. For more information visit

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Joe Crinkley, PR Manager, MCR Labs

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