Medical cannabis testing lab to open in Gainesville

EVIO Labs Florida, Gainesville, like its other labs, will test samples of cannabis products from licensed Florida producers.

Gainesville will soon become home to Florida’s first medical cannabis testing facility north of Interstate 4, furthering Alachua County’s role in an industry that’s steadily ballooning in Florida.

EVIO Labs Florida, Gainesville, an under-construction laboratory located in north Gainesville, west of Main Street, will open sometime in April or May, said Ryan Hurley, the cannabis testing lab’s office manager. He played an integral role in bringing the lab to Gainesville after making contact with EVIO Labs Florida, located in Davie.

The EVIO Labs corporate headquarters is in Bend, Oregon, and its labs test cannabis products in five states: California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Florida and Oregon.

Unlike its corporately-owned labs outside of Florida, EVIO’s Florida labs are licensed from EVIO and owned by Kaycha Holdings LLC, a company majority-owned by

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