How a Michigan-made marijuana testing company went national

There have been a lot of people with dreams of making it big in the marijuana business. A few years ago investors were flooding into lawyers’ offices seeking partnerships with locals, and the ideal was to figure out what worked so you could franchise it across the state — and ultimately across the nation.

That may still be how it works out, but it’s been a bumpy ride up till now with Michigan’s recalcitrant state government.

Iron Laboratories, LLC, a cannabis testing facility based in Walled Lake, was started by a group with a dream and a plan to expand into a national business. They got the good news that they were among the first businesses to be granted licenses by the state of Michigan. That’s a huge step for Iron Labs.

Wwhen the place first opened up they were a nervous bunch, practically shaking during a Metro Times interview in

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