OLCC Issues Marijuana Product Recall For Pesticide Laden Blue Magoo

OLCC issues product recall for bad Blue Magoo

OREGON:  The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is issuing an immediate health and safety advisory due to the identification of potentially unsafe pesticide residue on retail plant material produced from marijuana cultivated by Emerald Wave Estate, LLC. The affected marijuana failed a pesticide test for pyrethrins exceeding the Oregon Health Authority action level for this class Read the full article…

WSDA Updated List of Pesticides Allowed for Use on Marijuana

New WSDA approved Marijuana pesticides list

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has recently updated the list of pesticides that are allowed for use in marijuana production in Washington State, based on criteria previously established by WSDA. WSDA has added 23 pesticides to the list of allowable products and removed 39 pesticides because the registrations for their distribution in Read the full article…

WSLCB Notice of Rule Making – Proposed Rules – #17-05: Pesticides & Lab Testing

WSLCB revisits lab and testing standards

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board would like your input on the attached proposed rule changes to create and amend rules related to lab testing, quality assurance, pesticide action levels, and related topics in Chapter 314-55 WAC. This is a supplemental CR-102 filing of previously filed rules related to this topic. The proposed Read the full article…

Washington LCB Notice of Rule Making – Pre-proposal – #17-04: Producer Tier Structure

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WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has entered into the initial stage of rulemaking (CR 101) to consider rule changes in Chapter 314-55 related to the producer tier structure and potentially allowing producers to hold an interest in more than one license. The CR 101 is the initial notification of potential rule making and Read the full article…

Read Up, Reach Out, And Help Reform Marijuana Laws

Read up, reach out, and help reform marijuana laws.

By Bailey Hirschburg, Legislative Associate, WA NORML PAC WASHINGTON: Tuesday, March 7th is our 2017 Cannabis Community Lobby Day in Olympia. Even if you aren’t able to join us, you can still help. Below are several bills that impact recreational and medical cannabis consumers and could be passed into law this year or early next Read the full article…

PA Auditor General Recommends Regulating, Taxing Marijuana

Result would bring in revenue, create jobs, reduce corrections costs

PENNSYLVANIA: Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said today Pennsylvania should strongly consider regulating and taxing marijuana to benefit from a booming industry expected to be worth $20 billion and employ more than 280,000 in the next decade. “The regulation and taxation of the marijuana train has rumbled out of the station, and it is time to Read the full article…

VA Congressman Introduces Bill To Remove Marijuana From Controlled Substances List

VA Congressman Tom Garrett introduces bill to end federal prohibition of marijuana

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Virginia’s 5th District CongressmanTom Garrett last week introduced legislation aimed at federally decriminalizing marijuana. The short title for this legislation is cited as the “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017.” If passed, this bill would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list – joining other industries such as alcohol and Read the full article…

Nevada: Lawmakers Moving Forward With Expedited Plan For Adult Use Marijuana Sales

Legal pot is on a fast track in NV

NEVADA: State officials are holding firm on an expedited plan to begin adult use marijuana sales in July, despite comments from the Trump administration indicating a forthcoming crackdown in states that regulate its commercial production and sale. Nevada Department of Taxation spokeswoman Stephanie Klapstein told the Associated Press that the agency is “moving forward” with plans to permit retail cannabis sales by Read the full article…

What Would “Greater Enforcement” Mean for Washington’s Cannabis Businesses?

Justice Department has options to crack down, but may galvanize the push for even wider legalization

Justice Department has options to crack down, but may galvanize the push for even wider legalization By Andy Aley WASHINGTON: In statements that were perhaps inevitable but nonetheless surprising to the cannabis industry, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on February 23, 2017, provided the first official comments on how the Trump administration may address Read the full article…

NORML Responds: White House Threatens To Crack Down On Legal Marijuana

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana. “I do believe that you’ll see greater enforcement,” Spicer said, and added that the exact policy is “a question for the Department of Justice.” The Department of Justice is lead by Jeff Sessions, a renowned ardent Read the full article…