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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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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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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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Report shows CBD content on labels differs from levels found in coffees, teas

Hemp Today | Report shows CBD content on labels differs from levels found in coffees, teas

By HempToday | More than half of 29 hemp tea and coffee products that underwent recent analysis in the USA showed CBD levels different from that advertised on the labeling, a study has found. Tel Aviv, Israel-based Leafreport, a CBD reviewer, said it found products that were off by anywhere from 11.5% to 62% from the labeled CBD content. Leafreport reviewed products from a variety of brands, specifically to […]

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California State Fair’s new cannabis competition for 2022 is gonna be lit

Leafly | California State Fair's new cannabis competition for 2022 is gonna be lit

By Zack Ruskin, Leafly | Move over cotton candy and hog races because there’s a major new attraction coming to the California State Fair in 2022. Today, officials announced details for a first-ever, state-sanctioned cannabis competition and award event, set to debut next July at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento, California. Dried, cured cannabis bud entries are due starting November. Nice. […]

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CA State Fair Announces First-Ever Cannabis Competition

CA State Fair Announces First-Ever Cannabis Competition

Press Release, California State Fair Cannabis Awards | The CA State Fair today announced the addition of the first-ever, state-sanctioned cannabis competition and awards. The CA State Fair Cannabis Competition and Awards will join a roster of coveted, annual competitions celebrating California’s rich agricultural history and dynamic industries including wine, craft beer, olive oil and cheese. […]

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Leafreport Study Finds That Over Half of Tested CBD Teas & Coffees Had Inaccurate CBD Levels

Leafreport | Leafreport Study Finds That Over Half of Tested CBD Teas & Coffees Had Inaccurate CBD Levels

By Gleb Oleinik, Leafreport | Out of 29 CBD tea and coffee products sent for independent testing, 15 (52%) contained the wrong amount of CBD. These days you can find CBD in almost anything, including tea and coffee. But do these products contain as much CBD as advertised? Are you getting what you paid for? To answer these questions, we bought 29 CBD-infused tea and coffee products and sent them for independent testing at SC Labs, one of the leading […]

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What I learned sitting courtside at the NBA Finals of weed

Leafly | What I learned sitting courtside at the NBA Finals of weed

By David Bienenstock, Leafly | With great flower comes great responsibility. And nobody on Earth has a greater collection of flower than the judges at the Emerald Cup, the annual cannabis celebration and competition that tasks a panel of experts with identifying California’s finest buds from among hundreds of entries. Judging all that weed is a grind (pun intended) that’s equal parts glorious and […]

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