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SAFE Banking Act Included in COVID-19 Legislation

SAFE Banking Act Included in COVID-19 Legislation

By Aaron G. Biros, Cannabis Industry Journal | The HEROES Act, the newest COVID-19 relief legislation making its way through Congress, includes an exciting new addition: the SAFE Banking Act, which would ensure access to financial services for cannabis businesses. If passed, this piece of legislation would provide a major breakthrough for the cannabis industry, allowing companies to do business with banks.

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Cannabis labs join the fight against COVID-19

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By Mitchell Colbert, Leafly. We’ve already seen all sorts of cannabis businesses join the effort to combat COVID-19, but recently cannabis labs have also joined in to lend their scientific expertise. In Canada, several cannabis labs have answered the call of Health Canada and will assist with COVID-19 testing. The question now is, to what […]

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Cannabis Inflorescence for Medical Purposes: USP Considerations for Quality Attributes

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Just in time for 420, we have what may be the most important step yet towards an international standard for quality and purity in cannabis. On Monday, the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) published a paper titled Cannabis Inflorescence for Medical Purposes: USP Considerations for Quality Attributes in the Journal of Natural Products and according to the paper, […]

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COVID-19 Cannabis Industry Update

COVID-19: How does this affect me?

As COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, many in our industry are feeling the impact. It’s understandable that some feel like they’re in a state of limbo, wondering what they can do, what to avoid, and how to address certain needs. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s March 19 announcement ordering non-essential businesses close and for residents to stay home except for a handful of reasons (grocery shopping, healthcare, etc) added to that uncertainty.

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COVID-19 and our laboratory services

SERVICE NOTIFICATION | Dear Valued Clients, As we deal with the reality of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the health and safety of SC Labs employees, clients, and partners remain our top priority and concern. At this time, we do not anticipate lab closures in California or Oregon. For California operations, the Santa Cruz County Cannabis Licensing Office and County Health Services Agency have defined essential businesses1,2 and services may remain open during a Shelter in Place Order.3 SC Labs feels that it is important to continue providing testing to the cannabis industry in order for distributors to supply dispensaries with products that for many consumers are essential to […]

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Leafly investigation: Vape lung injuries date back to 2007

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By David Downs, Leafly | On Jan. 12, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) posted some good news about vaping-associated pulmonary injury (VAPI). After 2,700 injured and 60 dead since August 2019, it appears the tainted THC vape cart nightmare of 2019 has concluded. By mid-January, hospitals in the US reported […]

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Cannabis Product Fails Chemical Testing

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By Ryan Najjar and Jimi Devine, LA Weekly | If you are a cannabis smoker in Southern California, please be advised that the concentrate strain White Buffalo19 failed recent chemical residue tests for myclobutanil. Late last year, we were tipped off that a product at Delta 9, a legal dispensary in Southern California, was contaminated. After […]

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Legal vape markets literally 1,000% safer than street

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By David Downs, Leafly | Everyone who shopped for cannabis exclusively in a licensed medical or adult-use store in 2019—give yourself a pat on the back, you’re excused. As for the rest of you: Sit down. More than 2,409 people got sick and 52 died from VAPI (vaping associated pulmonary injury, which federal authorities have relabeled EVALI)

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