WSDA & WSLCB Release Updated List Of Pesticides Allowed for Use On Marijuana

WSDA and WSLCB Release Updated List of Approved Cannabis Pesticides

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 has removed eight pesticides since EPA has clarified that the Read the full article…

Lightscale Labs Announces Cannabis Pesticide Testing In Oregon

Lightscale Labs announced new pesticide testing services for cannabis, joining a short list of accredited laboratories in Oregon offering the full suite of compliance testing required for recreational and medical cannabis products.

OREGON: Lightscale Labs has joined a short list of accredited laboratories in Oregon how offering the full suite of compliance testing required for recreational and medical cannabis products. “Pesticide testing is a critical component of making cannabis safer for Oregonians,” said Justin Ouellette, CEO of Lightscale Labs. “Cannabis producers and consumers alike have spoken loudly in favor of rigorous safety standards, Read the full article…

Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board Files For Emergency Testing Rules

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NOTICE OF RULE MAKING – Emergency Rules – #16-42  WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board filed Emergency Rules with the Code Reviser’s Office for Chapter 314-55 WAC. The board approved refiling emergency rules for WAC 314-55-1025, Proficiency testing, and 314-55-1035, Laboratory certification – Suspension and revocation. The rules become effective today, December 7, 2016, Read the full article…

Oregon Cannabis Industry Survey Predicts $10 Million Tax Revenue Decrease Due To Changes In Testing Protocol

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OREGON: Cannabis industry economist Beau Whitney of Whitney Economics and the Oregon Cannabis Business Council today jointly released the results of a survey conducted this November that predicts a $10 million drop in fourth-quarter state tax revenue, a $187.5 million uptick in black-market sales, and layoffs and dispensary closures statewide due to Oregon Health Authority Read the full article…

Digipath’s Todd Denkin On The Passage of Recreational Cannabis in Nevada and Impact On Lab Testing Market

As the Nevada recreational market becomes operational, the increase in the number of potential consumers and cultivation facilities is expected to push the industry's focus towards more standardized cannabis lab testing

NEVADA: Digipath, an independent cannabis lab testing and media firm, believes that Nevada’s recent approval of the recreational use of cannabis will push the industry to more standardized lab testing practices, resulting in a highly favorable long-term impact on Nevada’s cannabis lab testing market. The combination of shifting public opinion and success experienced over the past Read the full article…

Colorado Cannabis Producers Have Legal Alternatives To “Organic” Label

According to sales data from Colorado’s Department of Revenue released Friday, sales of recreational pot topped $59.2 million for the month, while medical marijuana dispensaries pulled in $41.4 million, for a combined $100.6 million — the highest monthly total since legal recreational cannabis sales began there in January 2014.

COLORADO: Any other operation that routinely labeled its products “organic” without certification to back up the claim would have been shut down and fined almost immediately, an expert in organic certification said. Colorado’s cannabis industry, though, has benefited from the regulatory gray area where it resides, producing a product that is legal to consume and Read the full article…