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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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How Cannabis Testing Company SC Labs Builds Collaborative Relationships with Clients

How Cannabis Testing Company SC Labs Builds Collaborative Relationships with Clients

By Carrie Pallardy, New Cannabis Ventures | Many cannabis companies see their interaction with a testing lab as a necessary step on the way to selling products in the retail space, but SC Labs strives to create a more meaningful relationship with its customers. Founder and CEO Jeff Gray spoke with New Cannabis Ventures about how his company tries to create a collaborative […]

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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

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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