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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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)
SC Labs is eagerly anticipating the 2019 Emerald Cup, the largest organic, outdoor cannabis competition in the world. This respected annual event brings together cannabis experts and educators along with farmers, patients, and patrons to honor the finest, organic, sun-grown cannabis harvest in California.
November 12, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time | SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leafly, the world’s leading cannabis resource, today announced the Leafly Certified Labs Program, a network of labs independently assessed by Leafly for accuracy and quality. Designed to combat inconsistency in cannabis testing, the Leafly Certified Labs Program helps ensure […]
By Marissa Wenzke, with David Downs, Leafly | More than 2,051 Americans are sick and 39 have died from vaping-associated pulmonary injury (VAPI) this year. There are many suspects, but the US Centers for Disease Control’s “very strong culprit of concern” is a new cutting agent found in illicit THC vaporizer cartridges across the nation. Tocopheryl-acetate, […]