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Still, that’s a sizeable demand, Gossett said.

“The amount of cultivators to the amount of possible demand means there will likely be very limited supply of marijuana out there,” he said.

EKG won’t be testing marijuana at its laboratory at 2250 Welsch Industrial Court on site. Instead, it will send testers to commercial growing sites to screen samples, Brown said.

The company, which also tests pharmaceuticals and medical devices, will screen pot in varying forms for pesticides, toxins, metals, moisture content and potency.

“We’re testing for all of these different things to make sure we are delivering the safest products of the patients of Missouri,” Brown said.

The ramping up of commercial marijuana businesses comes as Missouri legislators quietly wrapped up an investigation into Gov. Mike Parson’s handling of the state’s medical marijuana program.

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