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ACS Laboratory Reaches 500 New Clients in its Acquisition of Botanica Testing Inc.

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ACS has acquired 500 new Hemp and CBD customers nationwide, fortifying its position as the largest laboratory in the Eastern United States-and growing; This highly anticipated acquisition expands ACS’s presence to 44 nationwide states.

BOCA RATON, FL – (June 22, 2020) – ACS Laboratory, the top-ranking laboratory for precision testing and recipient of the most Emerald Test Badges in the country for cannabis testing facilities, announced it recently acquired Botanica Testing Inc., a certified hemp and CBD testing laboratory. This transaction accelerates ACS’s position as the largest and the Most Trusted Cannabis and Hemp Laboratory in the USA™.

As a leader in accurate testing, Botanica Testing Inc. has a portfolio of 500 clients and a reputation for quality that aligns with ACS’s standards and ongoing expansion across the United States. In its search for a trusted buyer, Botanica sought ACS Laboratory to provide their clients with the level of service they deserve.

“Botanica chose ACS as a suitor because they felt the quality of work we perform exceeded any other competitors and they wanted a good home for their existing clients,” said Roger Brown, President of ACS Laboratory. “We are proud to welcome these new clients into the family with our award-winning testing services.”

This highly anticipated acquisition expands ACS’s multi-state reach in the hemp and CBD market, offering an extensive range of hemp testing options from pre-planting through post production. As ACS continues to expand its client base, it seeks to extend its footprint through future acquisitions as well.

“We are currently in discussions with leading hemp and cannabis laboratories throughout the country. The Botanica agreement is the first step in a large journey to acquire reputable companies across the United States and have the largest footprint of any cannabis and hemp testing laboratory,” said Roger.

About ACS Laboratory 

ACS Laboratory is the Most Trusted Cannabis and Hemp Laboratory in the USA™. Founded in 2008, ACS Laboratory is DEA licensed, AHCA licensed, an ISO17025 accredited and CLIA accredited laboratory with the largest state-of-the-art testing facility in the eastern USA. USDA compliant and officially a “designated laboratory” by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Plant Industry (FDACS/DPI); the laboratory uses state-of-the-art ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC/MSMS, GC/MS and ICP/MS) technology and has developed proprietary testing methodologies which created enhanced detection ability and improved accuracy.

As an award-winning operation, ACS is an industry leader committed to innovation beyond compliance. ACS laboratory was recently awarded the most Emerald Test Badges in the country for cannabis testing facilities, establishing ACS as an industry benchmark for accuracy, consistency, and proficiency in testing results.  ACS is one of the first laboratories to test for CBT, a rising-star cannabinoid as well as Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) a class of carcinogenic chemicals sometimes found in extracts.


ACS’ 17,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is located outside of Tampa, at 721 Cortaro Dr., Sun City Center, FL 33573. For more information, visit or call (813) 670-9157.


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