Hemp Sample Collection

researchers taking samples from hemp plants


ACS is Florida’s only in-state DEA licensed laboratory designated by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to provide sample collection and testing services.

Florida’s Only DEA licensed In-State Laboratory

Florida’s hemp farmers are required by law to enlist state-approved laboratories for sample collection and potency testing. ACS is the only in-state laboratory to receive this designation.

Strict Quality Protocols

ACS is well versed in Florida’s protocols for hemp clippings. Our field samplers bring all required materials, and ensure your hemp is safely transported to our in-state laboratory.


As a Florida laboratory, we guarantee your samples will arrive at our facility the same day of collection. Faster arrival means you see results in 2-5 days through our secure customer portal.

Work with Florida’s Only In-State Designated Lab

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) does not allow farmers to clip their own samples for testing. Instead, they must enlist approved third-party laboratories to conduct this task. Through ACS’s designation as the first DEA-registered laboratory in Florida, we can collect hemp samples, transport them to our facility, and offer a full suite of hemp analyses including the mandated THC potency requirement. We also test for common contaminants, including pesticides, heavy metals, molds, and bacteria.

Are my results reported to the state?

Under Florida law, laboratories must report all mandated THC tests to the FDACS to prove the plot contains less than 0.3% THC. However, R&D tests including contaminant analyses will not be reported.

Trust in Our Experience & Protocols

ACS is a DEA-registered laboratory with 10 years of clinical testing experience. We are well-versed in FDACS’s sample collection guidelines and we guarantee swift, compliant results.

How does it work?

First, our experienced field samplers will assess your land. Then, we’ll clip samples based on your lot size and number of cultivars. We’ll bring sanitized tools and equipment, and we’ll safely package your hemp without risk of cross-contamination. Finally, we’ll carefully transport your samples in a temperature controlled cooler to ensure they stay fresh on the way to our in-state laboratory.


Get Results in 2-5 Days

As a Florida based laboratory, we can easily drive to any farm in the state, collect samples, and safely drive them directly back to our facility the same-day. Within 2-5 days we’ll provide your via a secure customer portal. We’re available to review your results over the phone as well.

What if my samples fail the mandated THC tests?

If your sample tests above the legal THC limit, you have options. You may work with ACS to retest samples from the same plot. If the test shows similar results, you may submit samples to the FDACS for final testing.

What else do I need to know?

Call our compliance experts today for a free consultation. We’ll assess your operation and tell you everything you need to know about hemp sampling and testing in Florida.

Why work with ACS?

  • We provide accurate results within 2-5 days.
  • In 2019, we won more Emerald Test Awards than any other laboratory in the eastern USA.
  • Our in-house scientific team continuously enhances methods, procedures and protocols.
  • Transparency and consistency is what we take pride in.


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