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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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.
One of the biggest challenges faced by cultivators is controlling and mitigating crop damaging pests and microbial contamination.
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.
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.
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.
On July 23, 2016, officials with the town of Hugo, Colorado announced that the town’s water supply is free of contamination.
For many marijuana enthusiasts, the idea of having marijuana on tap sounds like a dream; however, for the residents of one small town, that dream is now an unwelcome reality.
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.
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.