Shutdown of Natchez cannabis testing lab based on anonymous tip forces closure of about 70 percent of state’s … – Natchez Democrat

Shutdown of Natchez cannabis testing lab based on anonymous tip forces closure of about 70 percent of state’s dispensaries

Published 11:52 am Tuesday, December 26, 2023

NATCHEZ — The Mississippi State Department of Health has shut down the operations of a Natchez cannabis testing facility — one of only two in the state — based on an anonymous tip.

Natchez resident Mamie Henry, whose company, Missla LLC, is majority owner of Rapid Analytics of 131 Jeff Davis Blvd. Suite C, said the company received an email from the state department that oversees medical marijuana on Wednesday of last week, telling them to “cease and desist” operations.

In addition, none of the medical dispensaries whose cannabis was tested by Rapid Analytics of Natchez can sell any of those products.

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After receiving the email from the state official, Henry said, “I called everybody I possibly could and finally got someone on the phone and was told that the state received an anonymous tip that we weren’t testing properly.”

A statement on the Mississippi State Department of Health website dated Dec. 21

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