The Laboratory

ACS Laboratory prides itself on our industry-leading standards, values and capabilities:


Who We Are

ACS Laboratory is the leading provider of cannabis and hemp/CBD laboratory testing services in Florida. Founded in 2008, the ISO 17025, AHCA and CLIA accredited laboratory is also DEA registered and uses state-of-the-art Ultra High-Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (HPLC/MSMS, GC/MS and ICP/MS) technology. Utilizing our vast experience in high complexity laboratory tests, we developed proprietary testing methodologies that created enhanced detection ability and improved accuracy. Without standards, compliance measures and proper methods, cannabis and hemp testing would be a guessing game and pose numerous threats to the public consumer. In our 20,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility outside of Tampa, FL, we test for Potency in Biomass, Flower, Trim, Extracts, Crude Oil, Isolates, Distillates, Edibles, and manufactured and complex products like Patches, Aerosols and Nano Water. ACS tests for 21 different cannabinoids, terpenes, residual solvents, pesticides, moisture, water activity microbiology including mold and mildew, E. coli, pathogens, mycotoxins, plant regulators, heavy metals, flavonoids, micronutrients and even bioanalysis for pharmacokinetics (PK) study of THC. 

Our expert scientific team was able to react quickly to the recent wave of vape-related illnesses, and developed the first of its kind Vitamin E Acetate panel to ensure products are “VAPE SAFE.”

In 2019, ACS Laboratory was awarded 21 Emerald Test Badges, more than any other Lab in the Eastern U.S., for our accuracy, consistency and proficiency in testing.

The Emerald Test™ is an Inter-Laboratory Comparison and Proficiency Test (ILC/PT) program for cannabis testing facilities. It brings to the cannabis/hemp industry a well-established standard for testing found in the environmental, food, pharmaceutical, water and petrochemical testing industries. Through the participation of labs around the world, the ILC/PT helps establish an industry benchmark for cannabis/hemp compliance testing.  

Ensuring the end consumer receives a safe, non-toxic product through third-party independent laboratory compliance testing is vital to any operating cannabis/hemp business.

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DEA Registered Laboratory
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Accreditation #101103

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ISO17025 laboratory certification seal

42 EMERALD Badges, 2 years Running

The Emerald Test™ is an Inter-Laboratory Comparison and Proficiency Test (ILC/PT) program for cannabis testing facilities. It brings to the cannabis industry a well-established standard for testing found in the environmental, food, pharmaceutical, water and petrochemical testing industries. Through the participation of labs around the world, the ILC/PT helps establish an industry benchmark for cannabis testing.

ACS Laboratory received more Emerald Test Badges in 2019 and 2020 than any other laboratory in the U.S.

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