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Massachusetts cannabis testing lab saw 38% increase in 2020 despite months-long shutdown of recreational dispensaries

An independent cannabis testing laboratory in Massachusetts said it saw a 38% increase in samples received in 2020 despite a shutdown of recreational dispensaries during the first surge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

MCR Labs is based in Framingham and tests both recreational and medical cannabis samples submitted for compliance by cultivators and product manufacturers licensed by the state Cannabis Control Commission.