BOSTON, Feb. 26, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has suspended retail sales of all medical marijuana products at Healthy Pharms, Inc., a Registered Marijuana Dispensary (RMD), until further notice.
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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.
Nevada Tax Department Taking Steps to Address Issues Surrounding Testing Facilities
The Nevada Tax Department is taking steps to address issues with state-licensed cannabis testing facilities. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, four of the the state’s nine licensed cannabis testing facilities have been suspended in the last five months.
Alaska Investigating Inconsistent Results at Marijuana Testing Facilities
On Jan. 2, 2018, the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office announced that it had been made aware of several inconsistencies at two marijuana testing facilities in the state. In an announcement released by AMCO, officials outlined two specific examples of inconsistencies found at the testing facilities.
Pot’s Pesticide: Will California Weed Growers Survive Legal Marijuana?
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.
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.
Amazonas Hemp Ltd. Announces Update On The Completion of Its First Product That Will Be Launched In January And Receipt of First Pre-Orders
MIAMI, Dec. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Amazon Hemp Ltd. (www.azhempusa.com) a wholly owned subsidiary of Amazonas Florestal Ltd. (www.azflusa.com) (OTC: PINK: AZFL), a natural resources company dedicated to innovative, sustainable forest management, Industrial CBD Hemp and the certification and sales of carbon credits, today announced an update on the completion of its CBD products formulations and the expected launching date for its first products.
Legal Cannabis in NJ: Is This Joint Worth a Quick $1 Billion?
ROSELAND, NJ, Dec. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Upon the release of its White Paper exploring what it calls “The most complex environment ever to legalize recreational cannabis use,” lawyers at Brach Eichler observed that the initial organization of the industry could result in a windfall to the State exceeding $1 billion — before a single ounce is delivered.
Alaskan Edibles Manufacturer Has License Revoked by State
On Dec. 15, 2017, Frozen Budz, an Alaskan edibles manufacturer, had its manufacturing license revoked by the state Marijuana Control Board, marking the first time that the state control board has had to take such an action.
Alaska Marijuana Control Board Revokes Frozen Budz Manufacturing License; Imposes $500,000 Fine
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Marijuana Control Board revoked license #10012, the marijuana product manufacturing facility license held by Destiny and Nick Neade, operated as Frozen Budz. In addition, the board imposed a $500,000 civil fine and ordered all the products made by Frozen Budz to be seized, both from their product manufacturing facility and from all retail stores that have their products.
Cannabis Control Commission Continues Public Policy Discussion
BOSTON, Dec. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today, the Cannabis Control Commission held its third day of public deliberation on policy matters that will inform the implementation of the recreational adult use cannabis industry in Massachusetts.
UPDATE – Consumer Alert: Edible Marijuana Products Manufactured by Frozen Budz Are Under Review
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Marijuana Control Board is reviewing accusations against Frozen Budz marijuana product manufacturing facility (license #10012). The board is considering whether or not to revoke the marijuana establishment license, which was suspended on December 1, 2017.
Tomorrow: Arkansas Cannabis Industry Association and Imperious Expo Bring the Cannabis Industry to Little Rock for Ark-La-Tex Cannabis Business Expo
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The cannabis industry comes to the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, Arkansas tomorrow for the state’s first-ever cannabis trade show.
Consumer Alert: Edible Products Manufactured by Frozen Budz Have Not Been Tested
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office enforcement team has discovered that most edible products produced by Frozen Budz manufacturing facility (license #10012) were not tested as required by 3 AAC 306.550 before being transferred to retail marijuana stores and sold to consumers.
Regulation Questions Swirl as Sacramento Draws Closer to Recreational Marijuana
For months, Joe Devlin and his team have been working to create the rules and regulations for each aspect of Sacramento’s cannabis industry, including cultivation, delivery, dispensary, testing, and transportation.
Harvest Park Becomes Hub for Cannabis Licenses in Michigan
WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, Mich., Nov. 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Harvest Park, a 130-acre industrial park development located in Windsor Township west of Lansing, Michigan in Eaton County is poised to become the epicenter of Michigan’s medical marijuana cultivation, processing, testing and secure transport industries.
California Legal Marijuana Q&A
California just released new rules for legal marijuana that will take effect January 1, 2018.
Montana Health Department Drafts Dozens of New Medical Marijuana Rules
The state health department released a pack of proposed rules for the medical marijuana industry, which will be the subject of a public hearing this month.
Organic Farming Expert: Oregon’s New Cannabis Laws and Sustainable Options
Oregon’s laws regarding cannabis testing for pesticides and insecticides are a double-edged sword. Just like many things in life, there is a trade-off to progress.
The Department of Commerce is announcing one Q&A period for Testing Laboratory Applications and One Q&A Period for Processor Applications
COLUMBUS, Oct. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Beginning on October 30, 2017 at 9:00am, and ending on November 3, 2017 at 5:00pm, interested parties may submit questions regarding the Testing Laboratory application. Answers to questions received during this period will be posted on the MMCP website on November 9, 2017.
This Is the Second Lab Approved to Test Hawaiian Medical Marijuana
The Hawaii Department of Health announced on Oct. 17, 2017, that it had approved the state’s second Hawaiian medical marijuana laboratory, Pharmlab Hawaii, to start testing medical marijuana from licensed dispensaries, registered caregivers and patients.
130-Acre Medical Marijuana Development Park Opening in Michigan
WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, Mich., Oct. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Windsor Township, located west of Lansing in Eaton County, will be home to the largest medical marijuana development east of the Mississippi, dubbed Harvest Park. When fully developed, it will provide up to 1,000 new Michigan jobs in the medical marijuana industry.
LARA Releases Advisory Bulletin Regarding Testing of Marihuana and Marihuana-Infused Products
LANSING, Mich., Oct. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) released an advisory bulletin today to inform and advise prospective medical marihuana licensees concerning the Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation’s (BMMR) intentions regarding the testing of marihuana and marihuana-infused products.
The Doctors: Is Marijuana Vaping Toxic?
Sales of marijuana oil cartridges used for vaping soared 400 percent between 2015 and 2016. But is marijuana vaping a safe trend?
Two Public Colleges Apply to Test Ohio Medical Marijuana
On Sept. 22, 2017, Ohio closed the application period for public colleges interested in applying for a license to test Ohio medical marijuana. According to Cincinnati.com, only two public colleges submitted applications: Central State University and Hocking College.
San Diego City Council Votes to Legalize Marijuana Cultivation, Manufacturing
The San Diego City Council came to a decision Monday on whether marijuana cultivation, distribution, manufacturing and testing businesses should be allowed within city limits.
Public College Plans to Apply for Ohio Medical Marijuana Testing License
On Sept. 5, 2017, Hocking College announced that it would be the first public college to step forward and apply for an Ohio medical marijuana testing license.
Hocking College Offering to Serve as Medical Cannabis Testing Site for State of Ohio
NELSONVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Hocking College is announcing its intention to fulfill Ohio law as the research facility for the State of Ohio’s Medical Cannabis testing laboratory.
For First Time Oregon Cannabis Pesticide Testing Required for All Product Batches
Oregon cannabis pesticide testing has undergone a rollercoaster of changes in response to the market, stakeholders and regulators, but permanent pesticide rules are now finally in place.
OLCC Rules Adjusted for Pesticide Testing of Usable Marijuana
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Beginning today, August 30, 2017, every batch of usable marijuana (flower and leaves) must be tested directly for pesticides according to the Oregon Health Authority’s testing rules in order to be compliant. This includes untested product that was collected for sampling prior to August 30.
Contracts Awarded to Help Develop Ohio Medical Marijuana Program
On Aug. 22, 2017, the Ohio Department of Commerce awarded contracts to two companies to help develop the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program. The contracts for the two companies, Metrc and Persistent Systems Inc., total more than $1.75 million.
Federal Marijuana Impairment Report Finds DUI Tests Ineffective for THC
A federal marijuana impairment report has cast a shadow of doubt over the THC testing methods and regulations used by law enforcement officers in America, citing the inability to detect THC impairment from biological test samples and the worthlessness of establishing a “per se” limit to designate THC impairment.
Ohio Company Reaches Agreement with College to Test Medical Marijuana
On Aug. 4, 2017, CCV Research, an Ohio-based medical marijuana testing company, announced that it had reached an agreement with a state college to test medical marijuana.
Ohio College Commits to Participation in Cannabis Test Laboratory Eliminates the Need for Any Changes to The Ohio Medical Marijuana Legal Framework
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — CCV Research announced today that it has received a letter of intent from an Ohio public institution of higher education and received confirmation from the Governor’s office that the college qualifies for operating a medical cannabis testing laboratory.
Aloha Testing: Hawaii Certifies First Medical Cannabis Laboratory
On July 31, 2017, the Hawaii State Department of Health announced that it had certified Steep Hill Hawaii to commence medical cannabis testing operations, making it the first medical cannabis laboratory to be greenlit by the state.
Hawaii Department of Health Certifies Steep Hill Hawaii to Begin Testing Medical Cannabis
HONOLULU, July 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Steep Hill Hawaii, a private independent laboratory on Oahu, can now begin testing medical cannabis from Hawaii’s licensed medical cannabis dispensaries and registered patients and caregivers.
Maine Lawmakers Approve Bill Requiring Testing Marijuana for Safety
Marijuana safety is a major concern for the Maine lawmakers, who want to make sure all marijuana is tested before hitting retail shelves. On July 20, 2017, the Maine House approved a bill that would require the Department of Agriculture to create testing facilities for marijuana.
Illinois Hemp Bill May Benefit Medical Marijuana Industry
An Illinois hemp bill in the General Assembly that would allow hemp to be grown legally in the state could mark a major shift for medical marijuana growers if approved.
Veterans Question Colorado Medical Marijuana Regulations
The state has recreational marijuana is tested, but in Colorado medical marijuana isn’t held to the same standard.
Inaugural Cannabis Country Fair Opens Cannabis Competition Submissions June 12-July 3
LAYTONVILLE, Calif., June 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Inaugural Cannabis Country Fair (CCF) has opened entry submissions for its cannabis competition, which introduces a new competition category classification: Terpene Dominant Categories.
Los Angeles County Cannabis Ban Extended to Unincorporated Areas
On June 6, 2017, a Los Angeles County cannabis ban was extended after a unanimous vote by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The regulations call for a ban on commercial cannabis businesses in unincorporated areas and also include new rules for personal cultivation.
Steep Hill Announces Expansion to Arkansas
BERKELEY, June 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Jmîchaeĺe Keller, President and CEO of Steep Hill, the global leader in cannabis science, testing and analytics, announced today that Steep Hill has licensed its first lab in the Southeast, bringing full service medical cannabis quality assurance to the State of Arkansas.
Pennsylvania Department of Health Releases Application to Become an Approved Laboratory for Medical Marijuana Testing
HARRISBURG, Penn., May 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced applications are now available online for laboratories to become an approved laboratory for the testing of medical marijuana for the Commonwealth’s medical marijuana program.
Canada Hit With Mandatory Cannabis Testing for Unauthorized Pesticides
Canada’s licensed producers will have to expand their testing checklists. On May 5, 2017, Health Canada announced that mandatory cannabis testing now includes testing for unauthorized pesticides.
Cronos Group Responds to Health Canada Testing
TORONTO, Ontario, May 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Cronos Group Inc.’s (TSXV:MJN) wholly owned licensed producer, the Peace Naturals Project Inc. (“Peace”), was notified on May 4, 2017 by Health Canada that upon testing a random cannabis leaf sample, trace levels of Piperonyl Butoxide (PBO) were discovered at 0.78 parts per million (ppm). PBO is an organic compound known as a synergist.
Statement from Health Canada on Mandatory Testing of Medical Cannabis for Unauthorized Pesticides
OTTAWA, Ontario, May 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, Health Canada is announcing that it will require all licensed producers to conduct mandatory testing of all cannabis products destined for sale for the presence of unauthorized pesticides.
Arkansas Regulators Approve Emergency Medical Marijuana Rules
On May 3, 2017, the executive subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council approved emergency medical marijuana rules for the state, governing the implementation of regulatory oversight, the application process and medical marijuana registration, testing and labeling.
Lexaria Announces R&D on Nicotine
KELOWNA, British Columbia, May 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Lexaria Bioscience Corp (OTCQB:LXRP) (CSE:LXX) (the “Company”, “Lexaria”) is announcing new plans to commence nicotine absorption research beginning in the summer of 2017, within its previously announced R&D budget that is fully funded.
Canopy Growth to Implement New Pesticide-Testing for Cannabis
Canada’s biggest licensed marijuana producer, Canopy Growth, plans to subject its products to enhanced testing for pesticides and other contaminants, as the industry seeks to restore consumer confidence amid a tainted cannabis scare.
Medical Marijuana Tax, Tracking Bill Awaits Montana Governor
A tax on medical marijuana is now on it’s way to the Montana’s Governor Bullock’s desk after passing out of the House Tuesday morning.