About Us

Since our founding in 2009, Rm3 Labs has been a leader in providing scientific analysis for the medical marijuana community of Colorado. A fully independent analytical laboratory, we bring scientific expertise and technology to help our clients produce safe, pure and effective medical marijuana products.

Our primary service is cannabinoid testing; our standard test quantifies THC, THC-A, CBD, CBD-A, and CBN. We have developed particular expertise in working with cannabinoid-infused products, helping manufacturers produce consistent products and minimize waste and costs. We also conduct ongoing research into extraction, separation and processing techniques, and advise dispensaries, growers and MIPs on technical issues they may encounter in their businesses. It is our goal to make Colorado a national center for research into medical marijuana and the cannabinoids.

Our primary technology is HPTLC, an analytical technique we’ve adapted from the pharmaceutical and food industries to apply to cannabinoid analysis. The technique gives us fast, accurate results while minimizing the risk of cross-contamination between samples. We use both third-party and internally generated reference samples to ensure accuracy.

Ian Barringer, our founder, received an ScB degree from Brown University in Neural Sciences and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Boston College Law School. He spent much of his career in the finance industry, and is happy to be able to put his undergraduate degree to productive use.