The Columbian / Associated Press

Puyallup Tribe to open marijuana testing laboratory

TACOMA — The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is opening a marijuana testing laboratory, marking their first foray into the Washington’s budding marijuana industry.

The News Tribune of Tacoma reports that Gov. Jay Inslee signed a compact this week to make the move official.

The lab will be housed in a Fife building that houses the tribe’s cancer-treatment center and will offer safety and potency tests to holders of state marijuana licenses.

They Puyallup Tribe is the third tribe in the state to take advantage of a 2014 U.S. Department of Justice policy calling for respecting tribal policies on marijuana and a 2015 state law outlining the compact process. The Squaxin Island and Suquamish tribes have opened retail marijuana stores.