Rio Grande Analytics (“RGA”) is a New Mexico Department of Health approved medical cannabis testing laboratory located in Las Cruces (soon to be in Albuquerque) serving licensed non-profit producers and patients throughout the State of New Mexico. RGA is approved by the Department of Agriculture and the NM Environment Department to test Hemp throughout the state for THC compliance.
RGA employs a myriad of analytical and microbial standards from several reputable suppliers and include them in every assay it performs. Our most recent total THC proficiency result (certified by Absolute Standards) was within 0.68%. The professionals at RGA are constantly striving to improve medical cannabis quality control analyses.
SFF believes that the analytical testing business is poised to expand dramatically as both hemp and legalized recreational marijuana use continues to grow in the U.S. It is estimated that up to 10% of the revenues generated in the legal cannabis space will be attributed to analytical labs. As such, we anticipate quickly expanding our branded presence both in the southwest (initially in Arizona and Texas) and subsequently throughout the U.S. We are currently in talks with potential partners in this area to accelerate our development plans.