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ACS laboratory is continuously awarded the most Emerald Test Badges in the country for cannabis and hemp testing facilities, establishing ACS as an industry benchmark for accuracy, consistency and proficiency in testing results. Founded in 2008, ACS Laboratory is DEA licensed and CLIA licensed laboratory with the largest state-of-the-art testing facility in the Eastern U.S.

ACS Laboratory’s mission is to deliver safe and effective cannabis innovations that raise the bar on product quality and strengthen consumer and patient trust. As compliance and R&D experts, we achieve this through precise testing standards, best-in-class technology, and award-winning accuracy.
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Consistency

"Consistent, accurate test results are critical for consumer safety and compliance. We employ a roster of experienced analytical chemists to guarantee the consistency you need and test our capabilities against Emerald Scientific’s national standards yearly. "

Quality

Clinical Grade Testing Protocols. Consistent & Reliable, ACS knows Cannabis & Hemp. Our deep scientific team ensures results are of the highest grade of accuracy.

Certified

Independent Third Party Laboratory Certification. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accredited. Certified by Florida Department of Health and the USDA. CLIA -Licensed, DEA Registered Laboratory #RA0571996

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Responsive Sales Team. Quick Turnaround.

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Modern

State-of-the-Art Facility. We host each and every COA on our independent servers for maximum transparency to our clients and the end consumer.

Friendly

Dedicated Client Support. We’re here to support and guide you in selecting the appropriate lab tests and testing schedules for your needs.

Quality

Clinical Grade Testing Protocols. Consistent & Reliable, ACS knows Cannabis & Hemp. Our deep scientific team ensures results are of the highest grade of accuracy.

Certified

Independent Third Party Laboratory Certification. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accredited. Certified by Florida Department of Health and the USDA. CLIA -Licensed, DEA Registered Laboratory #RA0571996

Quick

Responsive Sales Team. Quick Turnaround.

Save

Volume Pricing and Panel Deals.

Modern

State-of-the-Art Facility. We host each and every COA on our independent servers for maximum transparency to our clients and the end consumer.

Friendly

Dedicated Client Support. We’re here to support and guide you in selecting the appropriate lab tests and testing schedules for your needs.

Awards

The Emerald Test™ is an Inter-Laboratory Comparison and Proficiency Test (ILC/PT) program for cannabis testing facilities. It brings to the cannabis industry a well-established standard for testing found in the environmental, food, pharmaceutical, water, and petrochemical testing industries. Through the participation of labs around the world, the ILC/PT helps establish an industry benchmark for cannabis testing. ACS Laboratory received more Emerald Badges in 2019, 2020 and 2021 than any other laboratory in the U.S.

2021

Emerald Test Fall 2021 Award for Microbial Panel 1 in Hemp
Emerald Test Fall 2021 Award for Listeria in Hemp
Emerald Test Fall 2021 Award for Stec in Chocolate
Emerald Test Fall 2021 Award for Salmonella in Hemp
Emerald Test Fall 2021 Award for Potency in Solution
Emerald Test Fall 2021 Award for Salmonella in Chocolate
Emerald Test Fall 2021 Award for Heavy Metals in Hemp Oil
Emerald Test Fall 2021 Award for Pesticide Screening in Hemp
Emerald Test Fall 2021 Award for Mycotoxins in Hemp
Emerald Test Fall 2021 Award for Heavy Metals in Hemp Bud
Emerald Test Fall 2021 Award for Salmonella in Hemp Oil
Emerald Test Fall 2021 Award for Water Activity on Hemp Bud
Emerald Test Fall 2021 Award for Terpenes in Hemp Bud
Emerald Test Fall 2021 Award for Foreign Materials in Hemp
Emerald Test Fall 2021 Award for Stec in Hemp
Emerald Test Fall 2021 Award for Residual Solvents in Hemp Oil
Emerald Test Fall 2021 Award for Stec in Hemp Oil
Emerald Test Fall 2021 Award for Aspergillus Molds in Hemp Oil
Emerald Test Fall 2021 Award for Vitamin E Acetate in Hemp Oil
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Founded in 2008 ACS Laboratory is the leading provider of cannabis and hemp/CBD laboratory testing services in Florida.

Putting You First

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Friendly consultative team
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Quick turnaround times
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Save by planning ahead
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ACS Laboratory has won the most national awards and is a State Designated Laboratory that is registered with the DEA (#RA0571996).

Cutting
Edge

With tens of millions invested in the latest laboratory equipment our in-house SOP development accomplishes standards which exceed national and state requirements, protect our clients and their consumers with an objective to be 'future-proof' from rapid regulatory and development changes.
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Emerald Proficiency Test

Florida Department of Agriculture

Drug Enforcement Administration

DEA Registered Laboratory
#RA0571996

CLIA Certified

Agency for Health Care Administration

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Over a Decade
of Progress

2008

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Founded as a Clinical Lab and received Federal CILA license
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Began SOP Development for cannabis testing ahead of regulations
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2015

Jerry Winters joined as CFO Achieved peak revenue of $27M, primarily driven by toxicology business Reduction of government insurance reimbursement rates in 2015 led to toxicology testing revenue declines in and after 2016

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2017

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Began Testing Cannabis for self regulating Florida operators.
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Florida’s First Cannabis Products ever to be sold to patients were tested by ACS Laboratory.
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First to Report 11 Cannabinoids ahead of every laboratory in the US.
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2018

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First to Report 16 Cannabinoids
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Expanded lab to 17,500 Sq ft. and grew staff to 80 team members
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First Hemp Sample test at ACS laboratory
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2019

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ISO/IEC 10725 Accreditation
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First PAH  and Vitamin E Acetate
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First to report 18 Cannabinoids ahead of every laboratory in the US
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Awarded 21 Emerald Badges leading the US in standards measured by Emerald Test
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Florida’s First Test for Shelf Life & Stability
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First Florida Designated Hemp Testing Lab DEA licenses and CLIA certified
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2020

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First Delta (8) / Delta 10 Test developed in-house as a proprietary method
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Testing Hemp from 48 States - also testing samples from 5 additional countries
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Awarded 21 Emerald Badges again leasing the US in standards by Emerald Test
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2021

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Expanded Lab to  20,000 SqFt and grew staff to 138 team members
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First to report 21 Cannabinoids addition of THC-O Acetate plus 103 pesticides
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2008

A checkmark icon in white.
Founded as a Clinical Lab and received Federal CILA license
A checkmark icon in white.
Began SOP Development for cannabis testing ahead of regulations
Plus icon in violetWhite plus icon

2015

Jerry Winters joined as CFO Achieved peak revenue of $27M, primarily driven by toxicology business Reduction of government insurance reimbursement rates in 2015 led to toxicology testing revenue declines in and after 2016

Plus icon in violetWhite plus icon

2017

A checkmark icon in white.
Began Testing Cannabis for self regulating Florida operators.
A checkmark icon in white.
Florida’s First Cannabis Products ever to be sold to patients were tested by ACS Laboratory.
A checkmark icon in white.
First to Report 11 Cannabinoids ahead of every laboratory in the US.
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2018

A checkmark icon in white.
First to Report 16 Cannabinoids
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Expanded lab to 17,500 Sq ft. and grew staff to 80 team members
A checkmark icon in white.
First Hemp Sample test at ACS laboratory
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2019

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ISO/IEC 10725 Accreditation
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First PAH  and Vitamin E Acetate
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First to report 18 Cannabinoids ahead of every laboratory in the US
A checkmark icon in white.
Awarded 21 Emerald Badges leading the US in standards measured by Emerald Test
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Florida’s First Test for Shelf Life & Stability
A checkmark icon in white.
First Florida Designated Hemp Testing Lab DEA licenses and CLIA certified
Plus icon in violetWhite plus icon

2020

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First Delta (8) / Delta 10 Test developed in-house as a proprietary method
A checkmark icon in white.
Testing Hemp from 48 States - also testing samples from 5 additional countries
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Awarded 21 Emerald Badges again leasing the US in standards by Emerald Test
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2021

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Expanded Lab to  20,000 SqFt and grew staff to 138 team members
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First to report 21 Cannabinoids addition of THC-O Acetate plus 103 pesticides
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Our Team

Roger Brown

President

Roger Brown

A pioneer in the cannabis testing space, Roger Brown co-founded the first cannabis testing laboratory in Florida ― ACS Laboratory ― in 2008. Today, ACS is the largest cannabis and CBD/hemp third-party testing and compliance laboratory in the Eastern U.S. Utilizing its vast experience in high complexity laboratory tests, ACS developed proprietary testing methods for cannabis, hemp and all derivatives.

Dr. Aixia Sun

Principal Scientist Laboratory Director

Dr. Aixia Sun

Dr. Sun is responsible for method development, optimization, validation and troubleshooting. She has extensive experience in sample extraction techniques, automation, and throughput.

Yasmin Lee

Director of Business Operations

Yasmin Lee

Mrs. Lee joined ACS in 2011 and engages in planning, organizing and overseeing the daily processes and personnel of the laboratory.

Dr. Xueli Gao

PH.D. Dabt Toxicologist

Dr. Xueli Gao

Dr. Gao joined ACS in 2015 and serves as toxicologist. Dr. Gao earned her Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology at Southern University. Dr. Gao has previous experience as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Ophthalmology at West Virginia University.

Stephanie Forier

Billing Manager

Stephanie Forier

Originally from NY, before joining the ACS team in 2010 Stephanie was an Assistant AP/AR Mgr. for 8yrs. Stephanie attended college at Michigan State University.

Chrissy Mangone

Assistant Billing Manager

Chrissy Mangone

Mrs. Mangone joined ACS in 2011 and works out of the corporate office located in Boca Raton, FL. She began as a Billing Coordinator and advanced to her current position as Assistant Billing Manager.

Joseph Jeffries

Director - Client Loyalty

Joseph Jeffries

Joseph Jeffries, Director of Client Loyalty for ACS Laboratory assists with business development and customer success with his knowledge of compliance testing within the cannabis, and hemp Industry.

Brain Gober

Account Executive

Brain Gober

A graduate from High Point University in High Point, North Carolina. Having experience with cannabis in Colorado, Brian brought his expertise to ACS Laboratory where he helps businesses achieve nationwide compliance on their products.

Kathy Piasecki

Corporate Controller

Kathy Piasecki

Kathy joined ACS in 2015 serving as Corporate Controller working out of the corporate office in Boca Raton, FL. She is responsible for all day-to-day accounting functions for the company.

Masha Ty

Corporate Growth and Education

Masha Ty

Masha Belinson manages Corporate Growth, Communications, Content Strategy, Website Content & Development, as well as Client Acquisition & Retention and soon to be announced Psychedelics!