Head of Oregon Lab-Accrediting Program to Step Down
“A small Oregon agency with big pull in the nation is facing a personnel shakeup.
A top official with the agency that certifies labs in multiple states for items such as water and marijuana testing is stepping down early next year. The move comes after he argued that the agency was overburdened by a flood of labs seeking cannabis-testing accreditation.
Gary K. Ward, administrator of the state’s environmental lab accreditation program, ORELAP, confirmed he is retiring Jan. 1, 2017, citing health concerns he says were caused because of lack of resources allocated to the agency by its leadership and the Oregon Health Authority.”
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