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OLCC approves new rules that take effect Jan. 1, 2022. Rollout of other regulations staggered into 2023.

Service Notification The new cannabis rules took effect Jan. 1, 2022, and some regulations will be staggered into 2023. Oregon’s Liquor and Cannabis Commission (OLCC) approved new cannabis and hemp/CBD rules to increase product safety and streamline oversight. The rules target recreational marijuana licensees, applicants, Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) hemp handlers and growers, and […]

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Cannabis Industry Leaders Predict 2022 Trends

Ganjapreneur | Cannabis Industry Leaders Predict 2022 Trends

Cara Wietstock, Ganjapreneur. The rapidly developing cannabis industry is still in its formative years, and where we seek advice as we grow will dictate the foundational qualities of the cannabis space. Since we just entered a new calendar year, I asked some industry leaders who I trust to move the space forward in a people-focused […]

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Do You Know What’s in Your “Legal” CBD or THC Vape?

Cannabis Now | Do You Know What’s in Your Legal CBD or THC Vape?

By Chris Roberts, Cannabis Now | Solvents, synthetic cannabinoids, and GHB? Study finds numerous unlabeled additives in “legal” hemp-derived CBD vaporizer cartridges as well as illicit-market THC cartridges. It’s been more than two years since frightening stories of young people rushed to emergency rooms with severe breathing problems—developed after using illicit-market cannabis vaporizer cartridges—flooded the […]

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America’s Top Cannabis Industry Employers 2021

mg Magazine | America’s Top Cannabis Industry Employers 2021

By Staff, mg Magazine | Even in a world upended by a deadly pandemic and harsh economic realities, cannabis companies proved people are the heart of their business. No one will deny 2020 was challenging. A deadly pandemic led to stay-at-home orders and business closures, which boosted some industries and decimated others. Mass layoffs, eviction moratoriums, and supply-chain disruptions strained the economy, and social and political unrest fractured communities. […]

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California rolls out plans to standardize cannabis testing statewide

MJBizDaily | California rolls out plans to standardize cannabis testing statewide

By Chris Casacchia, MJBizDaily | California regulators have begun a new push to standardize cannabis testing with the aim of eliminating inconsistencies among the state’s 41 operational marijuana labs. Advocates say the effort – mandated by a new state law – will improve quality and reliability while discouraging lab shopping and other practices that produce bogus test results. Industry officials across the country […]

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Before You Dive Into Those Chocolate Cannabis Treats This Holiday, Consider What Else May Be In Them

Forbes | Before You Dive Into Those Chocolate Cannabis Treats This Holiday, Consider What Else May Be In Them

By Joan Oleck, Forbes | If life is like a box of chocolates, then maybe we should all rethink that gift box of chocolate cannabis edibles this holiday season. Alec Dixon, whose company SC Labs tests cannabis and CBD for heavy metals, among other things, warns that mixing cannabis with chocolate might mean mixing cannabis with cadmium. That scenario is scary because the heavy metal, even at low exposure levels, is toxic to the […]

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California Lab Offering 3-Day Standard and 2-Day Rush Turnaround Times For Test Results

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | Effective November 11, 2021. Results for all samples submitted to SC Labs will now be delivered at a 3-day standard. We have optimized lab processes and instruments to support operating at faster high-throughput testing. We have updated the Client Service Portal (CSP) sample submission options to include a new 2-day rush option […]

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Mitch McConnell’s Inadvertent Loophole Is Helping America Get High

Bloomberg | Mitch McConnell’s Inadvertent Loophole Is Helping America Get High

By Tiffany Kary, Bloomberg | Months after U.S. states scrambled to close a loophole that allowed psychoactive cannabis to be sold in gas stations across the U.S., even where marijuana is illegal, a second loophole is being exploited. Here it is in a nutshell, according to Jim Higdon, the founder of Cornbread Hemp: The 2018 U.S. farm bill that legalized hemp, introduced by Senator Mitch McConnell, allows hemp-derived CBD to […]

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California’s Passage of AB-45 Hemp Legislation: 6 Things to Know

6 Things to Know about AB-45

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed AB-45 into law regarding industrial hemp products and sets the trajectory for the production and sale of hemp-derived CBD products in the state. While imperfect, we applaud the intent of this bill as it requires testing of hemp products to the same stringent standard as cannabis—creating a […]

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Newsom Signs More Cannabis Bills But Vetos Billboards

LA Weekly | Newsom Signs More Cannabis Bills But Vetos Billboards

By Jimi Devine, LA Weekly | Following Tuesday night’s big news about no more mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, Governor Gavin Newsom has approved three more bills that will have an impact on both of the state’s cannabis markets: regulated and unregulated. The first big bill, AB-1138, addresses civil enforcement around unlawful cannabis activity. Under the newly enacted law, a person engaging in […]

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