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7 Warning Signs a CBD Product is Fake

Reader's Digest | 7 Warning Signs a CBD Product is Fake

By Jill Schildhouse, Reader’s Digest | An alarming number of CBD products on the market fail laboratory testing for safety and efficacy. Learn how to discern between reputable brands and imposters. It’s the “holy grail” everyone seems to recommend for any ailment from insomnia to arthritis these days: CBD. This molecule, derived from the cannabis plant, helps support the body’s […]

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A Matter of Equity: Addressing the Lack of Diversity in Cannabis

MG Retailer | Business A Matter of Equity: Addressing Diversity in the Cannabis Industry

By Kaisha-Dyan McMillan, MG Retailer | Memorial Day 2020 will be remembered as a watershed moment in history. Throughout the holiday weekend, civil unrest exploded in communities across America and around the world to protest the senseless killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Amaud Arbery, and other unarmed Black people whose lives were cut short by law enforcement officers and […]

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California’s New Cannabis Terroir Laws Are A Major Win For Legacy Growers

Green Entrepreneur | California’s New Green Entrepreneur | Cannabis Terroir Laws Are A Major Win For Legacy Growers

By Andrew Ward | A new state law restricts use of artificial lights, shelters or any other form of temperature or climate control. California’s most iconic cannabis cultivation zones and its local outdoor growers recently received a boost to their business when Gov. Gavin Newsom signed SB 67 into law on Sept. 30. The regulation amends Section 26063 of the Business and Professions Code while […]

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The Paper Chase

Marijuana Venture | The Paper Chase

By Brian Beckley, Marijuana Venture | Producers and processors may be used to keeping an eye on their inputs to ensure their products are safe from pesticides and heavy metals, but they may have to begin worrying about something they hadn’t considered before: rolling papers. A new study out of SC Labs in California found that 11% of the rolling papers analyzed had pesticides or heavy metals above […]

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In the Cannabis Patch, a Patchwork of Safety Standards–and in Some Cases None At All

Fair Warning | In the Cannabis Patch, a Patchwork of Safety Standards--and in Some Cases None At All

By Nate Seltenrich, Fair Warning | Although 35 states, three U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for recreational or medical use, there still are no uniform standards for regulating potentially harmful contaminants in cannabis products. And with five more states voting this November on whether to allow cannabis for the first time, the problem will […]

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Representation Matters in Hemp

Marijuana Business Daily | Representation Matters in Hemp

By Laura Drotleff, Marijuana Business Magazine | Agriculture is often lacking in diversity, but farms and agribusinesses can take steps to make recruiting more inclusive. People of all ethnicities want to feel comfortable in the workplace, and that often begins with seeing faces that look like their own represented within their company and the industry as a whole. […]

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SC Labs Report: Rolling Papers Tested for Heavy Metals and Pesticides

Highlights: This analysis report was prepared by Josh Wurzer, President and Co-Founder of SC Laboratories, Inc. The report addresses a number of laboratory tests conducted on rolling papers purchased online and from various retailers throughout Santa Cruz, California. The rolling papers were tested for heavy metals and pesticides. ABSTRACT A cluster of over-limit detections of […]

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SC Labs Report: Hemp-derived CBD Products Analyzed to California Cannabis Compliance Standard

Highlights: This technical report was prepared by Josh Wurzer, President and Co-Founder of SC Laboratories, Inc, and brought to you by the United Cannabis Business Association (UCBA). This overview report addresses a number of laboratory tests conducted on product samples purchased at unlicensed CBD shops and retailers throughout Los Angeles, California. The samples, all labeled […]

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Contaminated Paper Scare Hits Cannabis Prerolls Industry

LA Weekly: Contaminated Paper Scare Hits Cannabis Prerolls Industry

By Jimi Devine, LA Weekly | Prerolls are one of the fastest growing sectors of the cannabis space, but now the industry is dealing with a whole new issue as batches of dirty papers have begun showing up over the last year. The latest scare was announced by SC Laboratories last week. In the process of testing some prerolls that were filled with cannabis that […]

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Race, diversity, and Black ownership in the cannabis industry: A conversation with SC Labs CEO Jeff Gray

Pot Network: Race, diversity, and Black ownership in the cannabis industry: A conversation with SC Labs CEO Jeff Gray

By Brandon Dorfman, Pot Network | “Cannabis is a term; cannabis is a plant,” said Jeff Gray in an early morning conversation with The PotNetwork. Gray is the CEO of SC Labs, which stands for Science of Cannabis, and is one of the few African American executives in an industry that’s fallen way too short on its promises of social equity. “From a scientific perspective, it is […]

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