A settlement has been reached between the state and a Walled Lake marijuana safety compliance facility whose license was suspended due to alleged violations regarding product testing and reporting results.

Iron Laboratories, LLC. has agreed to pay $100,000, update its practices and procedures, and provide additional data to the Marijuana Regulatory Agency for one year.

The facility’s license was summarily suspended in August for alleged violations related to its testing and reporting results for pesticides, yeasts and molds, and THC content.

The settlement also outlines several other requirements which must be completed before Iron Laboratories can resume operations. Further, the facility agreed that its chief operating officer, Michael Goldman, won’t attend or participate in sampling events, enter or change data in the state’s monitoring system, or engage in financial transactions with customers for 180 days. Failure to comply could mean fines or other sanctions for Iron Laboratories.

“While we are pleased that the licensee worked quickly to resolve these issues, it is clear that these actions never should have happened in the first place,” said MRA Executive Director Andrew Brisbo stated in a news release.. “It is imperative that our safety compliance facilities – and all of our licensees – adhere strictly to the law and the administrative rules. The diligence with which our enforcement team investigated and brought these issues to light demonstrates the commitment that the MRA has in protecting marijuana patients here in Michigan.”

Added Dana Nessel, attorney general: “Michigan’s marijuana laws and rules were established to provide safe sources of medical marijuana to Michigan residents.Accurate testing and transparent reporting are critical to ensuring a safe product, and misleading or unreliable information only impedes that process. Our office is committed to working closely with the Marijuana Regulatory Agency to take action against those facilities that disregard the rules to the detriment of the public and industry fairness.”

Iron Laboratories President Rob Teitel issued this statement: “Our focus has always been to ensure cannabis patients have access to safe, high-quality product. We are in the process of updating our testing procedures and are working with MRA to comply with the settlement agreement.

We look forward to reopening soon to help alleviate the constraint in Michigan’s cannabis market.”

To read the settlement agreement, go to


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