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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.

Two Public Colleges Apply to Test Ohio Medical Marijuana

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.

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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

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

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.

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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

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.

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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 OK Bill Requiring Testing Marijuana for Safety

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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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.

Cronos Group Responds to Health Canada Testing

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.

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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

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.

Proposed Prop 64 Trailer Bill Reflects Some Interesting Turns

Proposed Prop 64 Trailer Bill Reflects Some Interesting Turns

Some big proposed changes came down on April 4, 2017, in the California Bureau of Cannabis Control’s Proposed Trailer Bill Legislation. As the industry digests and considers the implications of these proposed changes, some of the more notable changes seem to reflect a friendlier approach to cannabis regulation in some key areas.

Sacramento Taking Steps To Regulate Marijuana Businesses

Sacramento Taking Steps to Regulate Marijuana Businesses

On Tuesday, the City Council passed two ordinances relating to marijuana manufacturing and testing businesses. Business owners will be able to apply for a permit beginning May 4.

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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.


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