Washington DOH And WSLCB Change Heavy Metal Testing Requirements

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) are reaching out to industry leaders to notify you of temporary changes to heavy metal testing requirements. Products compliant with DOH rules are required to be tested for heavy metals and prohibited pesticides to promote patient safety under chapter 246-70 WAC. Read the full article…

California’s Bureau Of Cannabis Control Releases Proposed Cannabis Regulations

The regulations are currently under review by the California Office of Administrative Law CALIFORNIA: The Bureau of Cannabis Control has announced the release of the proposed cannabis regulations currently under review by the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL). The Bureau’s rule-making action regarding these regulations, initially noticed on July 13, 2018, was submitted to Read the full article…

The Clinch On Cannabis: Immature Industries Eventually Grow-Up

By Beau Whitney, Whitney Economics The cannabis industry is still taking shape. Legislative and regulatory policies can have a profound impact on the direction the movement takes. There are many academic sources available, but what differentiates this report from others is that this author is able to combine economic rigor with direct industry experience.  The author Read the full article…

Patchwork Of Pot Rules Hampers Marijuana Business Expansion

COLORADO:  Marijuana entrepreneurs rushing into the booming market are running headlong into a patchwork of state-by-state regulations that make it hard to transfer their expertise, brands and staff— and even their profits. Because the federal government classifies marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana have developed widely divergent Read the full article…

Denver Council to Settle 39 Issues Around New Retail Pot Framework

COLORADO: With legislation pending on whether to ask Denver voters to approve a 5 percent tax on retail marijuana sales, the Denver City Council on Monday will consider setting a host of rules and regulations for the new industry.