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Standardization of the cannabis supply chain drives product safety

When it comes to mainstream consumer food brands, customers expect to receive the same product each time they buy it. That consistency brings consumers back to the same brands over and over again. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about products sold in the cannabis industry. Consumers aren’t…

US: Report released on cannabis vaping regulations, researchers find 'toxic chemical fumes' as probable cause of illnesses

In the recent wake of vaping-related illnesses and fatalities, the Marijuana Policy Project has released a report, titled Regulating Cannabis Oil Vaporizers, that examines the issue and provides recommendations for policymakers who wish to respond. While the uprise in these incidents is largely…

US: Report shows some vapes from illicit sources contain highly toxic pesticides

An alarming new report is raising more concerns about e-cigarettes, particularly the vaping products that come from unregulated sources. The details come from an investigation published Friday by NBC News, which commissioned a top cannabis testing facility to test a sample of 18 THC vaping cartridges.…

US (MA): Massachusetts bans all vaping products

At a press conference on Tuesday, Massachusetts Governor Baker said that he is banning all vaping products in the state until Jan 25, 2020. Across the country, consumers have reported vaping-related illnesses. 530 people said they have have been affected, and nine people have died. Massachusetts’…

US (CO): Partnership to create transparency and accountability in response to vaping deaths

Akerna has partnered up with solo sciences, inc., developer of the world’s first cryptographically-secure cannabis product authentication system. "By integrating the patented…

US (NV): Nevada investigating cannabis testing labs over THC levels

Nevada regulators are investigating cannabis testing laboratories to figure out how cannabis with exceedingly high levels of yeast and mold made it to store shelves, as well as for possibly doctoring THC levels to make cannabis products appear more potent to consumers. Cannabis regulators are “aware of…

US: Vape health issues are pushing labs to now test for vitamin E

Despite previous reports, sales of cannabis vape products are plummeting in the wake of a recent outbreak of an acute lung disease caused by vaping. And although the actual…

US (CA): California pledges $20M to public awareness campaign against vaping

California will spend $20 million on a public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping nicotine and cannabis products and step up efforts to halt the sale of illicit…

IN: India bans all e-cigarettes following vape-related illnesses in USA

India has banned the sale of all e-cigarettes in the country in response to the string of vaping-related deaths in the United States, according to a report from CNN.…

US (NV): Emissions from cannabis growing facilities may impact indoor and regional air quality, new research shows

The same chemicals responsible for the pungent smell of a cannabis plant may also contribute to air pollution on a much larger scale, according to new research from the Desert Research Institute (DRI) and the Washoe County Health District (WCHD) in Reno, Nev. In a new pilot study, DRI scientists visited…

How the vaping-related illnesses might affect the cannabis industry

Recent investigations on vaping related illnesses that are affecting CBD consumers have shown that some products did not actually contain the non-psychoactive cannabis compound. Rather, some producers in the US have substituted that with cheap, dangerous synthetic cannabis, also known as ‘spice’ or ‘K2’.…

US (OR): Control Commission to ask retailers and processor to check for harmful additives

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is now asking processors and retailers to review vaping paraphernalia for potentially dangerous additives. This follows a user’s vaping…

US (KS): K-State Olathe lab testing delta-9 THC, CBD cannabinoids for hemp growers

Researchers at Kansas State University’s Olathe campus are helping Kansas hemp growers clear the smoke when it comes to knowing the levels of delta-9 THC and CBD…

CAN: US vaping concerns loom as Canada legalizes cannabis devices

A wave of illnesses and deaths in the U.S. linked to vaping products may dampen demand for soon-to-be-legal cannabis vapes in Canada later this year, industry watchers say. An…

US: Vaping-related lung illness hits the cannabis industry

Hundreds of people across the country have been sickened by a severe lung illness linked to vaping, and a handful have died, according to public health officials. Many were…

US (MI): Regulatory agency recalls four MMJ products across the state

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) issued a health and safety bulletin today recalling four medical marijuana products as a result of the ongoing investigation into the…

CAN (BC): Cannabis grower hit by fire

Broken Coast Cannabis reports via Twitter that a fire occurred at their facility on Tuesday. The British Columbia producer of medical cannabis says that the fire department…

Nico Haché with CCI discussing best practices for medical cannabis operations

The cannabis industry's higher practices

Whether you’re a large, multi-national corporation, a spirited start-up looking to gain a foothold, or simply any company in between, you would all be aware of one thing - the cannabis industry is heavily influenced by strict regulations – even more so than food horticulture. Everything related to…

US (CO): Colorado issues public health and safety advisory regarding some cannabis products

The Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR), in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is issuing a health and safety advisory due to…

Israel specializes foreign doctors in medicinal cannabis

Considered the most advanced center of research for medicinal cannabis in the world, Israel opens its doors in welcome of foreign doctors. The government has launched the first nonnative specialization course. If spots are filled quickly, classes are due for an early start in November, if not, in…


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