Licensing Analytical Laboratories for Sampling and Testing Cannabis

216-RICR-60-05-6 ACTIVE RULE

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6.3Incorporated Materials


6.5Cannabis Tracking System

6.6Application and Licensing Process Details



6.9Laboratory Governing Body, Management, and Personnel

6.10Record Keeping

6.11Quality Assurance and Quality Control Programs

6.12Cannabis Proficiency Testing (PT) and Demonstration of Capability

6.13Procedure Manual

6.14Facility, Equipment & Supplies

6.15Safety & Security

6.16Waste Disposal

6.17Sample Collection – General Requirements

6.18Sample Collection Procedures

6.20Sample Preparation

6.21Sample Analysis

6.22Quality Control

6.23Test Reporting

6.24Variance Procedure


6.26Rules Governing Practices & Procedures

Title 216 Department of Health
Chapter 60 Laboratories and Medical Examiner
Subchapter 05 State Laboratory
Part 6 Licensing Analytical Laboratories for Sampling and Testing Cannabis
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Active
Effective 12/07/2023

Regulation Authority:

R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 21-28.6- 12(f)(10) and 21-28.6-16(f)

Purpose and Reason:

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is proposing to revise Licensing for Sampling and Testing Medical Cannabis including Marijuana and Industrial Hemp [216-RICR-60-05-6] to add several references, definitions, and sections regarding the testing of cannabis among other amendments.

The regulatory changes proposed in this filing are identical to the regulatory language currently in effect as of 09/11/2023. The effective version was originally noticed for public comment on 06/26/2023. During that public comment period, a technical error within the RICR system may have prevented comments submitted through RICR’s attachment field from being received by the agency. Any comments submitted directly through RICR’s text box option (with no attachments) or submitted directly to the agency were processed successfully. As a result of the technical error, the agency is repromulgating the regulatory changes (effective as of 09/11/2023) to ensure that the public has full access to submit public comments as originally intended. The regulatory language included in this notice redlines changes made in the most recent promulgation. The agency is noticing these changes for additional public comment.