Marijuana legalization states have taken no steps to limit the potency of marijuana, which has increased sharply in recent years. A new study suggests this could create public health problems down the road as more users become addicted or otherwise impaired.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From gluts to labeling updates and the combination of medical and recreational sectors, the Washington cannabis market has been on a rollercoaster ride, but flower has managed to remain king of the hill.
On Feb. 23, 2017, the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy released draft regulations for forms and methods of administering medical marijuana, specifically with regards to how much a patient can possess within a 90-day period.
On March 7, 2017, hear Dr. Joshua Hartsel, CEO of Speakeasy 710, a California-based cannabis oil producer, lead a session at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Diego on the tremendous opportunity opening up in California’s market with regards to extracts and other concentrate products.
Although recreational marijuana has recently become legal in Massachusetts, the state’s newly minted laws could already be in store for some drastic changes.
On Dec. 28, 2016, the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division issued an industry-wide bulletin, announcing the roll-out of its random testing program for licensed marijuana businesses.
On Oct. 24, 2016, Alaska’s first marijuana testing lab opened for business. CannTest LLC, in Ship Creek, opened its doors at 10:30 a.m. and was immediately met with 15 samples to test from two marijuana cultivators — Greatland Ganja and Green Rush Gardens LLC.
Potential medical marijuana patients in Hawaii can now be certified by licensed physicians or ARPNs, but none of the eight licensed medical marijuana dispensaries were approved by July 15, 2016, the Department of Health’s opening day for dispensaries, to serve them.
On July 7, 2016, Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed into law SB 2659, a bill that establishes an industrial hemp program through the state Department of Agriculture.
On June 30, 2016, the Colorado Health Research Council announced its formation to oppose Amendment 139, a constitutional amendment in Colorado that would limit the potency of THC in marijuana flower and infused products to 16 percent.
On June 30, 2016, the Colorado Department of Health began accepting applications for its Retail Marijuana Health Monitoring program.
A poorly drafted proposal that simply goes too far, and will have far reaching, unintended consequences harming Colorado’s medical marijuana patients, public safety, and economy.
BERKELEY, Calif., June 28, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Steep Hill, the global industry leader in cannabis testing and analytics, today released a white paper, entitled “Diffuse Reflectance Near Infrared (DRNIR) Spectroscopy for Potency Analysis of Cannabis,”
On April 27, 2016, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services posted a new cannabis public service announcement on YouTube.
GALLOWAY, N.J., April 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — 420VapeJuice.com is excited to announce the release of a powerful new concentration of vape juice that contains 100 mg of Cannabidiol (CBD) in every 10 ml bottle.
Why do cultivators of state-legal cannabis test their product? The question may sound naïve but, as we’ll see, it is worth asking.
HONOLULU — Industry experts say there are a lot of chemicals that could contaminate Hawaii’s medical marijuana.
DENVER, Jan. 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Sage Analytics (www.sageanalytics.com), the developers of portable, laboratory-quality cannabis potency measurement systems, announced that Jason Lupoi, Ph.D., Director of Scientific Applications, will present at the Emerald Conference in Las Vegas, January 22, 2016.
DENVER, Dec. 22, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Sage Analytics (www.sageanalytics.com), the developers of portable, laboratory-quality cannabis potency measurement systems, released a forecast on major developments that company management believes will likely occur in 2016 within the legal cannabis industry.
In Pennsylvania, an amendment is making its way through the House of Representatives that would drastically alter Senate Bill 3, a bill which would legalize medical marijuana in the state.
A medical study conducted in the United Kingdom has found that the use of high potency marijuana may affect the structure of a user’s brain.
LAS VEGAS, Nev., Nov. 4, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Sage Analytics, the developers of a new generation of portable, laboratory-quality cannabis potency measurement systems, announced that it will unveil significant new features and improvements to the Beacon™ at the Marijuana Business Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Sage Analytics (www.sageanalytics.com), the developers of a new generation of portable, laboratory-quality cannabis potency measurement systems, announced that it will offer free potency testing on cannabis flower and marijuana extract, at the 1841 El Camino Ave Dispensary in Sacramento, for one day only, on Friday, October 30, from 1-6pm.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of Oct. 13, 2015: Of the 10 most potent strains submitted to the five Cannabis Cups held in 2014, THC potencies ranged from 22-28%.
BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 28, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Sage Analytics (www.sageanalytics.com), the developers of a new generation of portable, laboratory-quality cannabis potency measurement systems, announced today that the company has special financing in place on the new Luminary™ Beacon and Luminary™ Profiler.
BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Sage Analytics (www.sageanalytics.com), the developers of a new generation of portable, laboratory-quality cannabis potency measurement systems, announced today that the company is shipping the first Luminary™ Beacons to select dispensaries nationwide.
BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Sage Analytics (www.sageanalytics.com), the developers of a new generation of laboratory-quality cannabis potency measurement systems, announced today the completion of their data collection and final application modeling of a highly anticipated, advanced cannabis potency testing system.
Global climate change is good for cannabis. According to a recent study published in The Daily Climate, global warming could catalyze the already rapid increase in the potency of marijuana’s medicinal and psychoactive properties. However, there are two sides to this ironic story.
For the president of a food and animal testing lab, the marijuana industry is starting to look like a good investment.
In Oregon, edible labels seem to say one thing, while potency testing seems to say another. As the state’s marijuana testing industry suffers from a lack of regulations, edible packaging may not always reveal the truth.
Adults now have easy access to potent and pungent marijuana and evidently man’s best friend is right on the owner’s heels.
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 is building a reputation as the national laboratory for getting marijuana mostly right, and the edible side of the industry is no exception. However, edibles present their own set of challenges from the regulatory perspective. Challenges range from the agricultural to the pharmaceutical to child safety.
Moxi produces CO2 cannabis-infused drink shots for California’s medical marijuana community, and each drink is lab tested for potency.
Paradise Candy Company makes rancher style candies, pops, and caramels in small batches to ensure the most quality and consistent edible products.
If you remember prohibition days, or are unlucky enough to live in states with no legal access to cannabis, then you know the uncertainties surrounding black market cannabis. You have no guarantee that the “Sour Diesel” you are buying is actually what your dealer claims it is. Worse yet, you have no idea if what you are smoking carries any toxins from pesticides.