Harrens Lab Sues Bureau of Cannabis Control

San Francisco-based cannabis testing laboratory Harrens Lab is suing the state after its license was revoked without an option for appeal.

The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) has accused Harrens Lab of a slew of wrongs, including violation of state regulations by using a third-party courier, shipping samples and goods without the mandatory Metrc labels, and failure to install video surveillance as required. The company disputes the allegations, but says it has not been afforded an appeal process.

The company sued the BCC in Alameda County Superior Court last week. It has requested a temporary stay that would allow it to reopen.

The company said the BCC has it denied due process based on the fact that it holds a provisional, rather than annual, business license. However, most California cannabis businesses are operating under provisional licenses due to bureaucratic complexities, the plaintiff’s attorneys said.


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