The medical marijuana industry is a new frontier in Arizona and State Sen. Sonny Borrelli wants to make it safer for patients and customers.
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When California’s regulators scrambled to make rules for the state’s new legal market, one issue was near the top of their list: How to deal with pot’s pesticide problem.
ANCHORAGE, AK, Jan. 2, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The Marijuana Control Board and the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) and have learned that state-licensed marijuana testing facilities have reported results that appear to be inconsistent and may be inaccurate.
A new tech company has set it sight on making the growing marijuana industry safer. The main goal is to reduce the amount of cash transactions.
Sales of marijuana oil cartridges used for vaping soared 400 percent between 2015 and 2016. But is marijuana vaping a safe trend?
Governor Phil Scott today issued Executive Order 15-17, establishing the Governor’s Marijuana Advisory Commission, charged with recommending a comprehensive approach to addressing health, safety, regulatory and infrastructure needs when considering legalized marijuana use.
HAMILTON, Ontario, July 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — With the anticipation of the sale and use of recreational cannabis scheduled to become legal in Canada by July 1, 2018, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has published a White Paper to help workplaces prepare for the potential challenges and impact this new legislation may have on workplace safety, such as impairment.
Here is a novel concept could increase the safety of cannabis deliveries and be a boon for marijuana stocks: drone deliveries. Not only will drone deliveries increase safety, but they will also make delivery faster and more convenient.
On June 2, 2017, Alberta, one of Canada’s western provinces, announced that it is seeking input from Albertans on the province’s recreational marijuana rollout.
On May 31, 2017, the Colorado Department of Agriculture emailed an update on cannabis production, announcing that the Colorado School of Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment are holding a safety training event for marijuana cultivation workers on June 28 at the CU Anschutz Campus in Aurora.
NEW YORK, April 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”), one of only five companies licensed by New York State to cultivate, manufacture and dispense medical marijuana, will launch New York City and Long Island’s first-ever medical marijuana home delivery program.
You’ve found a strain that you love and it’s available at your local dispensary, but do you know under what conditions it was grown or how it was handled when infused into your favorite edible? Maybe the budtender guarantees you’ve selected a quality product, but you may soon be empowered beyond blind trust as the next level of universal standards are on the horizon.
DENVER, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) has released a statement regarding recent comments from the White House on adult-use marijuana.
DENVER, Feb. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recently released a comprehensive guide for worker safety and health in the marijuana industry.
NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”), one of only five companies licensed by New York State to cultivate, manufacture and dispense medical marijuana, announced that it received approval from the New York State Department of Health to launch a medical marijuana home delivery program.
DENVER, Dec. 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — As the year comes to a close, the Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) reviews the highlights of 2016 and provides an outlook for 2017.
With medical and recreational marijuana getting ready to appear on the ballot in multiple states, legal marijuana is poised for growth; however, as Colorado has learned, growth can prompt unexpected challenges to public safety.
On July 27, 2016, the County of Sonoma in California will hold the first of three medical marijuana town hall meetings to receive input on marijuana regulations in Districts 3-5 of unincorporated Sonoma County.
AAA’s safety foundation released a study that revealed the THC level in a driver’s blood is not an adequate measure of driving while impaired, the Associated Press reported on May 10, 2016. The study showed a driver’s impairment cannot be judged by a standardized level of THC, the psychoactive substance in marijuana.
When FDA barriers change, regulations deal fortune to some and hardship to others. On March 4, 2016, at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Francisco, Stephen Goldner, Senior Forensic Toxicologist at Quantum 9, a cannabis consulting and technology firm, addressed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s role in regulating the cannabis industry in life after legalization.
DENVER, March 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/— Jane, the kiosk solution for cannabis retailers, announced an exclusive program that combines Banking, Cash Transport and Cash Management.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Americans for Safe Access (ASA) issued the report “Medical Marijuana Access in the US: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws,” today.
On Oct. 14, 2015, Denver’s Department of Environmental Health announced that two Colorado marijuana cultivation companies, TruCannabis and its subsidiary, Colorado Care Facility, had issued a voluntary recall on dozens of their products.
Last week, on March 23, 2015, the Denver City Council approved a measure that limits the number of marijuana plants an unlicensed grow operation can have. The measure’s goal is to rein in the medical marijuana caregiver market, which officials contend has gotten out of hand.
Drunk driving is down and drugged driving is up—that has been the pervasive narrative in the media for the last several days as a new report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirms that conclusion.
The marijuana industry has grown considerably in the last year, facing challenges from the public, legislators and federal prosecutors along the way. However, the industry has many more critical tasks it must overcome on the road to national legalization.
You would be hard pressed finding anything more obnoxious than anti-cannabis public service announcements.
The sweet smell of success may turn out to be non-odorous if Stink Sack has anything to say about it. The New York company has been producing its smell-proof bags since 2010 and came to the aid of many Colorado dispensaries and growers.
Here’s an angle on the marijuana business boom even anti-marijuana investors can get behind: marijuana breathalyzers.
Analytical 360 is Washington’s only cannabis testing lab to use High Performance Liquid Chromatography HPLC technology. Additionally, it is the only testing lab in Washington State that meets the requirements of I-502. Analytic 360’s team of biochemists utilizes the latest technology to test for cannabis safety and potency.
A growing trend among marijuana users is the smoking of hash oil, also known as dabbing. Hash oil is typically used in the making of marijuana edibles, but the growing trend of liberalizing marijuana laws has led people to be creative.
Marijuana on the Roads: Part 4
“Sir/Ma’am, can you step out of the vehicle?” That is a phrase heard by thousands of individuals every year after they are pulled over for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Marijuana on the Roads: Part 3
A seemingly powerful argument against the legalization of marijuana has been how it will affect road safety. Prohibitionists argue that legalizing another intoxicant will automatically increase the number of intoxicated drivers on the roads.
If you have been following the cannabis industry for the last few months, you have probably heard time and time again about the issues facing the edible marijuana market. According to critics, the edible marijuana packages are poorly labeled, have little standardization and get users too high from small doses.
CannCast.com is an online marketplace that helps connect providers and dispensaries based on a particular cannabis flower, concentrate or edible that patients are seeking. Dispensaries can request the medicine they need and providers can list the medicine they have.
Sapphire Protection LLC specializes in loss prevention for the progressive cannabis business owner. Our mission is to help the business owner protect against any issue that could cause a loss to your company while also maximizing the health and welfare of their company’s most important assets: your employees and your customers.
The pot industry is today’s hottest new investment, but it is far less regulated than the pharmaceutical industry of the ‘80s. Not to be a buzzkill, but lab testing and safety regulation is something you need to examine carefully before backing any marijuana enterprise.