Cannabis Testing Laboratory

On January 23, 2018, the Irvine City Council approved Ordinance 18-02, creating Title 4 Division 22 (Commercial Cannabis Testing Laboratories) of the Irvine Municipal Code, which allows cannabis testing laboratories in the City of Irvine. To view a copy of the ordinance, please click the link in the "Resources" section. The new ordinance goes into effect on Friday, March 30, 2018.

No other type of commercial cannabis business activity is permitted, including manufacturing, distribution, cultivation, or microbusiness.

When can I download an application, and when will the City begin accepting applications?

The City will begin accepting applications beginning Monday, April 2, 2018, by appointment only.  Please review the FAQ’s and the Application Procedures located in the "Resources" section, along with all the necessary forms.


For questions about the City's Cannabis Laboratory Ordinances and Permit Process, please send an email to Lt. Dave Klug or call 949-724-7125.


18-01 Cannabis Testing 1

18-02 Cannabis Testing 2

Application Form

Application Procedure

Background Check Disclaimer and Authorization

Background Application

Business License Application

Cannabis Testing Laboratory FAQ

FCRA Summary of Rights

Limitations on City's Liability

Ordinance 18-02