The report reveals …. The Puyallup Tribe will own a marijuana testing facility (for now).
The Tribe recently purchased the Trans-Pacific Trade Center at 3700 Pacific Highway E. in the City of Fife with plans to convert this building into a cancer-treatment center. The Tribe’s lab (which will join the 14 other state-certified testing labs) will be owned and operated by PTOI Testing Lab, Inc., which will offer “safety and potency tests to holders of state marijuana licenses, among others.” Other clients could include universities conducting scientific research on marijuana. Rather than pursuing recreational marijuana economic development, the Puyallup Tribe is highly focused on developing medical marijuana.
Under the compact (a copy of which can be found at the bottom of this article), PTOI Testing Lab, Inc. is authorized to do only one thing: “operation of a commercial testing lab that will for a fee conduct scientific and safety testing services for substances including cannabis.” The compact also mandates that the Tribe will meet existing certified testing criteria, testing traceability, and quality assurance testings standards as set forth in WAC 314-55-102 and 103, and it will submit to state inspections pending a head’s up to Tribal police beforehand.