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Arizona Lawmaker Wants Medical Pot Tested for Mold and Pesticides

Arizona Lawmaker Wants Medical Pot Tested for Mold and Pesticides

Arizona Lawmaker Wants Medical Pot Tested for Mold and Pesticides

The medical marijuana industry is a new frontier in Arizona and State Sen. Sonny Borrelli wants to make it safer for patients and customers.

Alaska Suspends Frozen Budz Edible Marijuana Products

Public Service Announcement: Marijuana Testing Inconsistencies

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.

Governor Phil Scott Announces Marijuana Advisory Commission

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.

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White Paper Available On Cannabis and Impairment in the Workplace

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.

Colorado Safety Training for Marijuana Cultivation Workers

Colorado Safety Training for Marijuana Cultivation Workers

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.

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Vireo Launches New York City & Long Island’s First-Ever Medical Marijuana Home Delivery Program

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.

Standards Could Get Professional Treatment with ASTM's Cannabis Committee

Standards Could Get Professional Treatment with ASTM’s Cannabis Committee

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.

Health Department Launches Survey on Coloradans Retail Cannabis Use

Health Department Publishes First “Guide for Worker Safety and Health in Marijuana Industry”

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.


Vireo Approved for NY’s First-Ever Medical Marijuana Home Delivery Program

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.

Colorado as Case Study: Fire and Life Safety Issues in Marijuana Industry

Colorado as Case Study: Fire and Life Safety Issues in Marijuana Industry

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.

An Investor Is Suing A California Edible Pot Company For Fraud

Conversations in California: Sonoma County Talks Medical Cannabis Regulations

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.

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THC Levels Not an Adequate Measure of Driving While Impaired

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.


Life After Legalization: Stephen Goldner Leads the Way to FDA

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.

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State Officials and Experts Applaud New Report that Evaluates Medical Marijuana Programs Nation-wide

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.


TruCannabis Issues Product Recall

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.


Denver Cracks Down on Unlicensed Grows

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.


Critical Tasks on the Road to Legalization

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.

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Stink Sack Packages Safety with Success

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.

Analytical 360

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.


Colorado Traffic Fatalities at Record Low Since Cannabis Legalization

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.


NCIA to Offer Cannabis Food Safety Class

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.

Sapphire Protection LLC

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.


Safety and Risk in Marijuana’s Market

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.