To help set the standard for cannabis testing labs worldwide by providing the most accurate and efficient testing services, delivered with a sense of compassion, integrity, and moral obligation; and to attract and attain clients who value quality data that is verifiable, reproducible, and legally defensible. Which in turn, will protect and empower the consumer, and redefine an industry.


To be the most trusted cannabis testing lab in the United States and to shape the future of the cannabis industry by creating unprecedented value for our clients, opportunity for our employees, and protection for consumers.


Modern Canna ensures that results found in every final report and certificate of analysis (COA) issued, are verifiable, reproducible, and legally defensible. It is our firm belief and civic duty to ensure consumer safety. We do this by relentlessly validating our processes and focusing primarily on accuracy.


Modern Canna was the first lab involved in Florida's medical marijuana rule development process and the first lab in the state to test medical marijuana.


Modern Canna is the only Leafly certified laboratory in the eastern United States. Leafly assesses and selects laboratories based on the latest scientific technology, analytical services offered, inter-laboratory studies, data integrity policies, and the quality control systems in place. 

Woman testing cannabis products in MCS lab




Validated testing methodologies and staff with 5+ decades of experience ...working in industry-leading commercial labs.



High throughput instrumentation and rapid turnaround times. Advanced ...Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and fully automated client portal.



Along with being skilled, efficient, and experienced, our staff is morally ...sound. We behave ethically in all business activities and always demonstrate respect towards our clients and staff. The glaring issue is not only a lack of universally standardized methods for testing cannabis products, but also a lack of morally and ethically sound providers. Laboratory fraud is unacceptable. The laboratory is sacred, existing as an outside party to give you the truth, no matter how difficult that truth might be.



Our clients receive full quality control reports with every set of analytical we produce, ensuring results are verifiable, reproducible, and legally defensible.



Every Modern Canna staff member, from lab director to lab technician, ...has a precise understanding of how to complete their laboratory functions, thoroughly and properly.



Analytical data is the language that communicates information between ...a grower and their plants; it helps operators make adjustments and produce better products; it also helps consumers better understand their cannabis. Building long-term success in the cannabis industry requires consistency in production as well as building trust with consumers. Modern Canna’s validated data is the tool that helps our clients accomplish these goals. Modern Canna continues to set a standard that industry leaders can use to produce quality products. Quality data is the core foundation of any laboratory and the initial building-block for cannabis producers who truly care about growth and sustainability.


Florida Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC) testing:

  • Microbial Testing
  • Cannabinoid Testing
  • Pesticide Testing
  • Mycotoxin Testing
  • Residual Solvent Testing
  • Heavy Metals Testing
  • Terpene Testing
  • Genetic Testing
  • Flavonoid Testing
  • Water Activity Testing
  • Stability Testing
  • Nutrient Testing
  • Viroid Testing
  • Moisture Testing

Additional Services Include:

  • Nationwide Hemp CBD Testing
  • Sample collection services
  • Sample transportation services
  • Auditing services
  • Consulting

Consulting services include but are not limited to:

  • Instrument Maintenance Training
  • QA/QC Training
  • SOP Auditing Services
  • IT Consulting & Report Layout Modifications


  • Florida Certified Marijuana Testing Lab (CMTL) – License # CMTL-0005
  • ISO/IEC 17025 accredited for full-panel cannabis and hemp testing
  • NELAP certified for environmental testing and nutrient testing
  • Leafly certified
  • FDACS approved


  • Lakeland, FL (Headquarters) - 15,000 sf state-of-the-art lab testing facilities equipped with the industry's most advanced analytical technologies to date. 
  • Gainesville, FL - This 11,000 sf lab space is located just 7 miles from I-75, allowing for easy access to the interstate

Our Background

Our founders have 5+ decades of experience operating industry-leading commercial labs, in phosphate, petroleum, and environmental industries. Back in 2012, while researching medical cannabis laws and regulations, we were troubled by the lack of third-party testing required for cannabis and  cannabis-derived products. This was unacceptable, so we consulted with some of the original pioneer cannabis testing laboratories, only to find a much larger problem; the testing being performed in other states was incomprehensible and the data was not being validated in any way. Modern Canna set out on a mission to ensure that Florida’s medical marijuana patients would receive the most advanced and accurate cannabis testing services available in the country.

If you are a patient or physician looking for more information regarding medical cannabis in Florida, please visit our Resources and Information page.