Tag Archives: Contamination


Statement on the Adequacy of Marijuana Provided by NIDA for Phase 2 Clinical Trials for PTSD in Veterans

Statement on the Adequacy of Marijuana Provided by NIDA for Phase 2 Clinical Trials for PTSD in Veterans

PHOENIX, March 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As of March 15, 2017, five participants have received marijuana (cannabis) provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in an ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial sponsored by the non-profit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) at the Scottsdale Research Institute (SRI) in Phoenix, Ariz. MAPS is committed to sponsoring rigorous clinical research to develop cannabis into a prescription medicine through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Organigram Completes Investigation and Provides Update on Compensation Policy

MONCTON, New Brunswick, Feb. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Organigram Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OGI)(OTCQB:OGRMF) (the “Company”) announces that it has completed the investigation related to a recent contamination issue which resulted in voluntary recalls of medical cannabis products produced by the Company.

Edibles Entrepreneurs in Oregon: Is the Surface Smooth and Easily Cleanable?

Edibles Entrepreneurs in Oregon: Smooth and Easily Cleanable Surfaces

While non-food-contact surfaces are critical to the form and function of a facility for edibles, food-contact surfaces are at the frontline of food safety. Equipment purchases have to ensure hygienic design and permit efficient disassembly for cleaning, scrubbing, inspecting and sanitizing.

Medicinal Genomics Receives NIDA Grant to Develop Novel Toxin Detection Test for Medical Cannabis

WOBURN, Mass., Jan. 25, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Medicinal Genomics (MGC) and Courtagen Life Sciences today announced that the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has awarded the company an SBIR Phase I grant to develop a novel test to detect toxins resulting from microbiological contamination of medical cannabis.

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Oregon Releases Its First Health Alert For Marijuana Laced With Pesticides

An Oregon laboratory discovered a pesticide in two strains of marijuana sold in a dispensary, causing the state to issue its first health alert for tainted marijuana. Between Oct. 15 and Oct. 17, about 130 customers of the medical marijuana dispensary New Leaf bought the tainted marijuana, which was tainted with spinosad.

Progressive Edibles Executives: Keep Up with the Feds

Progressive Edibles Executives: Keep Up with the Feds

While the demand for edibles continues to rise, so too do the expectations for producers to follow good manufacturing practices and food safety plans consistent with federal requirements.


Consultancy Predicts Cannabis Shortage Due to Quality Control Issues

On March 16, 2016, Comprehensive Cannabis Consulting, a cannabis consultancy and author of Cannabis Benchmarks, announced that it predicts there will be a cannabis shortage in Colorado and Oregon due to noncompliant cannabis being removed from circulation.