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.
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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.
In this World of Cannabis Interview, watch Caroline Cahill, Managing Editor of MJINews.com and Marijuana Industry News magazine, interview Eric Lachange, COO of Pathogen DX.
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.
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.
On March 11, 2017, in California, the city of Sacramento announced that it will begin accepting cultivation applications for non-residential medical marijuana cultivation on April 3.
Hawaii has been given the green light to open up dispensaries for medical marijuana patients, but when will that happen?
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).
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.
Vice sits down with Daniel Yazbeck, CEO and founder of CDx (OTCQB:MYDX), who created a pocket-sized laboratory app that allows cannabis users to know exactly what they are consuming and find the strain of weed that’s right for them.
One of the biggest challenges faced by cultivators is controlling and mitigating crop damaging pests and microbial contamination.
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.
On Feb. 17, 2017, members of Washington’s state agencies toured the Department of Agriculture’s cannabis pesticide testing lab in Yakima.
On Feb. 7, 2017, Health Canada announced that it is going to start random testing of medical marijuana produced by all of the country’s licensed producers in an attempt to ensure patients aren’t being exposed to contaminated 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).
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.
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.
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.
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 14, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Health Authority has made additional modifications to testing rules for medical and recreational marijuana products that will provide relief for processors and growers while ensuring public health protections for consumers.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Sept. 21, PharmLabs Hawaii LLC announced that it will begin offering lab testing services in the state on Nov. 15, helping dispensaries fulfill the lab testing requirements so they can prepare to open.
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.
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.
On Sept. 8, 2016, researchers at Stanford announced that they have developed a device that they believe can quickly measure marijuana intoxication in drivers.
On Aug. 22, 2016, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that a man who has fired for smoking marijuana on the job should be able to return to his job.
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.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Aug. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Emerald Scientific, the leading supplier of scientific products in the cannabis industry, has named Amanda Rigdon its new Chief Technology Officer.
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.
BERKELY, Calif., June 17, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Steep Hill offers a media tour of cannabis testing lab.
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.
The legal marijuana industry in Alaska has reached a critical milestone. On June 9, 2016, the Alaska Marijuana Control Board approved the first round of marijuana business licenses in the state.
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.
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.
On April 26, 2016, the Michigan House of Representatives voted 107-1 to approve a measure that would create a legislative commission aimed at setting a legal limit for drivers under the influence of marijuana.
The CDC has ordered doctors to stop testing their patients for marijuana use before giving a patient a prescription for painkillers.
HONOLULU — Industry experts say there are a lot of chemicals that could contaminate Hawaii’s medical marijuana.
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…
On Feb. 25, 2016, the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office announced that 68 applications for marijuana establishment licenses had been initiated on Feb. 24, opening day for application submissions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Signal Bay Inc. (OTC:SGBY) a leading provider of cannabis consulting, operations, research and laboratory services is pleased to provide our shareholders a corporate update.