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Statement on the Adequacy of Marijuana Provided by NIDA for Phase 2 Clinical Trials for PTSD in Veterans

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).

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.

Canopy Growth Corp. Could Crash Over Use of Banned Pesticides

Canopy Growth Corp. Could Crash Over Use of Banned Pesticides

Canopy Growth’s recently acquired Mettrum Ltd. stated that it wrote off $800,000 of costs owing to a series of recalls over the use of a banned pesticides. The staff at Mettrum feared detection from authorities, so they hid the pesticides in the office’s ceiling tiles.

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Statement from Health Canada on the Testing of Cannabis for Medical Purposes for Unauthorized Pest Control Products

OTTAWA, Ontario, Feb. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Recently, two licensed producers of cannabis for medical purposes undertook voluntary recalls of cannabis products that contained low levels of prohibited pest control products (myclobutanil/bifenazate/pyrethrins).

Progress in Cali: San Diego Approves Recreational Marijuana Sales

Progress in Cali: San Diego Approves Recreational Marijuana Sales

While several municipalities in California have enacted temporary bans on recreational marijuana and others have yet to decide the fate of the state’s newly legalized industry, America’s Finest City has just become the first city in San Diego County to approve recreational marijuana sales.

Massachusetts Lawmakers Propose Medical Marijuana Changes

Massachusetts Lawmakers Propose Medical Marijuana Changes

Now that recreational marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, state lawmakers are proposing several changes to the state medical marijuana program aimed at addressing issues that have arisen since the program began.

Oregon Issues New Temporary Marijuana Testing Rules

Oregon Issues New Temporary Marijuana Testing Rules

On Dec. 2, 2016, the Oregon Health Authority announced a set of temporary rules for the testing of medical and recreational marijuana. Requested by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, the rules are part of an effort to help alleviate a testing backlog as well as ease the financial burden of testing for cultivators.

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OHA to Change Testing Standards for Marijuana Products

PORTLAND, Ore., /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced today it is modifying testing standards for medical and recreational marijuana products with new, temporary rules that balance testing costs for the marijuana industry with public health protection for consumers

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Health Alerts Issued for Pesticide-Tainted Marijuana Sold at North Bend, Salem, Eugene Dispensaries

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Health Authority is advising customers of three medical marijuana dispensaries—in North Bend, Salem and Eugene—that certain products contain high levels of pesticides. OHA recommends they immediately return the affected products or dispose of them.

Alaska Welcomes First Marijuana Testing Lab

Alaska Welcomes First Marijuana Testing Lab

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.

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Steep Hill Launches New High Detection Cannabis Pesticide Testing in California

BERKLEY, Calif., Oct. 20, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Steep Hill, the global leader in cannabis testing and analytics, today published an early report on the prevalence of pesticide contamination in the medical cannabis supply chain in California.

Oregon Wants Input From Stakeholders on Testing Concentrates, Extracts and Edibles

Oregon Wants Input From Stakeholders on Testing Extracts and Edibles

On Oct. 14, 2016, the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced via email that they are seeking solutions from stakeholders in the legal cannabis industry on testing, sampling and validating concentrates, extracts and edibles.

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DigiPath Labs Delivers First Cannabis Strain Genotyping Results

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — DigiPath Labs, a subsidiary of DigiPath, Inc. (OTCQB: DIGP), an independent cannabis testing lab and media firm, is pleased to announce that it has delivered its first cannabis Medicinal Genomics’ StrainSeek™ genotyping results to two of its clients, Green Life Productions (GLP) of Nye County, NV and Polaris MMJ of Clark County, NV.

State to increase testing of pot for pesticides

State to Increase Testing of Pot for Pesticides

More than two years after Washington state launched legal marijuana sales, it’s planning to test pot for banned pesticides more regularly. The state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board said Thursday it’s paying the state Department of Agriculture more than $1 million to buy new equipment and hire two full-time workers to conduct the tests.

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Two State Agencies Partner to Speed Testing Marijuana for Illegal Pesticides

OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept. 15, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) and the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) today announced that they have an agreement in place that will allow the two agencies to work together cooperatively to test for illegal pesticides on marijuana.

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DigiPath Selected as Laboratory Testing Service Provider for The Clinic Nevada

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — DigiPath Labs, a subsidiary of DigiPath, Inc. (OTCQB: DIGP), an independent cannabis testing lab and media firm, is pleased to announce it has been selected as the laboratory testing service provider for The Clinic Nevada, LLC, a licensed cannabis cultivator, producer, and dispenser located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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DigiPath Selected as Laboratory Testing Service Provider for Vegas Valley Growers

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 3, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — DigiPath, Inc. (OTCQB: DIGP), an independent cannabis lab testing and media firm, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the laboratory testing service provider for Vegas Valley Growers (VVG), a licensed cannabis cultivator and producer with facilities located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

US researchers call for re-evaluation of microbial testing of Cannabis

US Researchers Call for Re-evaluation of Microbial Testing of Cannabis

A new US study suggests that some of the medicinal benefits of dispensary grade Cannabis could be compromised because the flowers host potentially harmful yeasts and toxic molds, which cannot be detected by industry standard culturing techniques.

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Signal Bay (SGBY) Builds Presence in $850 Million Cannabis Testing Industry

BEND, Ore., June 10, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Signal Bay Inc. (OTC Pink: SGBY), a leading provider of cannabis consulting, licensing, compliance, and laboratory services, has been actively building its presence in the $850 million cannabis testing industry.

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Steep Hill Announces Plans to Open Cannabis Testing Laboratory in the State of Maryland

BERKELEY, Calif., May 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Steep Hill today announced it has licensed its cannabis testing technology to a highly-respected team of physicians with plans to open Steep Hill Maryland as a full service medical cannabis quality assurance laboratory in Baltimore, Maryland, bringing advanced scientific tools and methodology to the state.

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Scientists Develop Method to Accurately Measure Cannabinoids in Edibles

On March 15, 2016, the American Chemical Society announced that scientists have developed a new technique to more accurately measure cannabinoids in cannabis-infused edibles, including gummy bears, brownies and cookies, as well as certain topical lotions. “Producers of cannabis edibles complain that if they send off their product to three different labs for analysis, they get three different

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As Pesticides Remain Hot Button Issue for Colorado Cannabis Industry, New Regulations Aim to Provide Clarity

DENVER, Feb. 24, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — As pesticide legislation works its way through the Colorado General Assembly, the Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) calls for sensible regulation of pesticides.

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Final Marijuana Regulations Filed in Alaska

On Jan. 22, 2016, Alaska Lt. Gov. Bryon Mallet filed regulations for the state’s recreational marijuana system. Included in the regulations are standards on marijuana testing, cultivation, and even provisions to allow for on-site use of marijuana at retail locations.

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Signal Bay Inc. to Acquire Oregon Analytical Services

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Signal Bay Inc. (OTC:SGBY) a leading provider of cannabis consulting, operations, and analytical laboratory services is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Oregon Analytical Services, LLC. expanding its cannabis testing footprint into Eugene, Oregon.

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CannLabs Engages Viridian Capital to Explore Alternatives

DENVER, Jan. 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — CannLabs, Inc. (OTC: CANL), a provider of proprietary, cloud-based analytics and scientific testing methodologies relating to cannabis, has engaged Viridian Capital Advisors to explore strategic alternatives in order to maximize shareholder value.

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Sage Analytics Presents New Developments in Cannabis Potency Testing Technologies at the Emerald Conference

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.

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Signal Bay to Expand Cannabis Analytical Testing Services into Northern California

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Signal Bay Inc. (OTC:SGBY), a leading provider of cannabis consulting, operations, and laboratory services, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) to expand its cannabis testing services to the Emerald Triangle in Northern California.

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Sage Analytics Releases Predictions for Cannabis Industry

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.

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Nic Easley Calls for Federal Regulation of Cannabis Agriculture

For all the positive vibes surrounding cannabis, Nic Easley, CEO and founder of Comprehensive Cannabis Consulting, reminded an audience at the High Times Business Summit 2015 in Washington, D.C., that commercial marijuana growing is industrial agriculture.

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MyDx Sponsors Cannabis Testing White Paper in Partnership with MJIC Media

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 15, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — MyDx Inc. (OTCQB: MYDX), creator of MyDx(TM) (My Diagnostic), the first battery operated, handheld, chemical analyzer for consumers, today announced that it is co-sponsoring a white paper with MJIC Media on the basics of cannabis testing.


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