Indo Laboratories, a new venture for Founder and CEO Nicholas Masso, is seeking a special permit to operate a third-party independent marijuana testing lab at 257 Simarano Drive, Suite 100, in Marlborough. The government mandates that marijuana cultivators and retail dispensaries have an independent third-party lab continually test for “potency and purity.” The mandates further include the need for a special permit with an approved Community Host Agreement from the city in which the lab is located before the Mass. Department of Public Health/Cannabis Control Commission can issue a license to operate.
Masso said he’d like to be in operating by the end of this year. Masso and Indo Labs Chief Operating Officer Nicholas Bilotti outlined the plans for their currently leased 10,000-square-foot property on Simarano drive. During a public hearing Sept. 23, there were questions from city councilors on topics including security of samples, hiring, waste disposal and potential building modifications, but there was no opposition from the public. The lab will be testing products from locations all over the state; they will simply be operating in Marlborough.
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