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  1. Ron Strider

    EVIO Inc. Completes Acquisition Of Licensed California Cannabis Testing Laboratory

    BEND, Ore., Jan. 02, 2018 -- EVIO, Inc. (OTCQB:EVIO), a life sciences company and leading provider of quality control testing and advisory services to the regulated cannabis industry, announced today that it completed the acquisition of 60% of C3 Labs, LLC. EVIO also has the option to purchase...
  2. Ron Strider

    PA: Rebuked, Ex-Wolf Adviser Suspends Sale Of Marijuana Company

    A politically connected medical marijuana grower has suspended its effort to sell itself for $20 million after the Wolf administration threatened to revoke its cultivation permit. The Inquirer first reported Oct. 3 that Franklin Labs LLC – chaired by Gov. Wolf's former adviser John Hanger –...
  3. Ron Strider

    PA: Wolf Admin Threatens To Revoke Former Adviser's Marijuana Permit

    The Wolf administration is threatening to revoke the permit of a politically-connected company which has attempted to sell its license to grow cannabis for $20 million. The Inquirer first reported Oct. 3 that Franklin Labs LLC, headed by former Wolf adviser John Hanger, was circulating a...
  4. Ron Strider

    MT: Marijuana Providers Awaiting Testing Requirement Details

    When Tyler Smith was diagnosed with testicular cancer, medical marijuana didn't feel like a valid option. He took opioids to manage the pain of nine months of chemotherapy. To balance the side effects, he took anti-nausea medication. When he stopped wanting food, he couldn't find anything...
  5. Ron Strider

    PA: First Medical Marijuana Labs To Provide 'Quality Control' Approved By Health Dept

    Pennsylvania took another step toward getting ready to hang the "Open for Business" sign on its Medical Marijuana Program by approving the first two labs that will ensure the medication is safe for patients and correctly labeled. ACT Laboratories Inc.of Pennsylvania and Keystone State Testing...
  6. Ron Strider

    Cannabis Labs Weigh In

    No one wants mildew in their Blueberry Kush, or a cookie that has all its THC concentrated into one particular bite. When we go to the dispensary or order online, we trust what the labels and fine print say – but who is actually responsible for ensuring those details are accurate? While...
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    OR: Marijuana Rules Still Rankle

    Some marijuana processors in Central Oregon have stopped supplying retailers due to delays in mandatory product testing for potency and contaminants, despite changes to state regulations announced earlier this month. High costs and a shortage of certified labs for pesticide testing contribute...
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    Marijuana 'Honey Oil' Labs OK Under New California Law

    At least five explosions at marijuana extraction "labs" have been reported in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in 2016, causing injuries as serious as third-degree burns. The labs have operated illegally — and often times dangerously — in homes, garages and other facilities throughout...
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    Marijuana Businesses Push Back On Oregon's Testing Rules, Ask For Delay

    Some makers of marijuana concentrates, extracts and edibles are sounding dire alarms about how the state's new testing rules are holding back their products from the market and jeopardizing their businesses. They complain that the state lacks approved labs to carry out all of the required...
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    Alaska Marijuana Sales Close, Pending Opening Of Test Labs

    Anchorage, Alaska - Alaska is nearing its first legal sales of marijuana, nearly two years after voters approved the recreational use of pot by adults. Retails stores are being permitted by the state Marijuana Control Board, and just a few hurdles remain until commercial sales begin. The...
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    OR: Oct. 1 Deadlines For Marijuana Testing, Packaging Could Face Delay

    A marijuana industry group wants Oregon lawmakers to push back Oct. 1 deadlines for the state's new cannabis testing, packaging and labeling rules by at least 30 days, calling them an insurmountable challenge. Many marijuana businesses simply aren't ready to comply, said Amy Margolis, a...
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    OR: Response To Marijuana Lab Accreditation Crisis Inadequate, Administrator Says

    The director of the state's lab accreditation program said the agency will stop assessing cannabis labs next week because the Oregon Health Authority has not adequately addressed workload and staffing issues. Gary Ward, administrator of the Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation...
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    OR: Bend Lab Gets Pot-Testing Certification

    The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is fast-tracking the licensing process for a marijuana testing lab in Bend following a report that too few labs are ready for an Oct. 1 deadline. Starting that day, all marijuana products sold for adult recreational use must be tested for potency...
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    Oregon Licenses Two Marijuana Testing Labs

    Oregon has issued the first licenses to marijuana testing labs, a central part of the state's regulated recreational market. Regulators have been worried about the lack of licensed labs to meet a state requirement to test marijuana for pesticides and potency before it can be sold. Without...
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    OR: Marijuana Labs Prepping For Regulation And Oversight - No Lab Licenses Issued Yet

    Starting Oct. 1, new products headed to marijuana dispensary shelves will have to undergo a battery of tests that assess potency and look for biological contaminants such as E. coli, residual solvents from the extraction process used to make oil, and dozens of pesticides. The policy shift...
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    Marijuana Test Labs Move Forward In Juneau, Bringing Hope To Growers

    One of the last pieces of the puzzle may soon be in place for Juneau's marijuana industry. Marijuana testing facilities are moving forward in Alaska's capital, welcome news for Juneau's growers and manufacturers, who will see a small part of their risk melt away with the presence of local...
  17. K

    LeafLine Labs Reflects On First Year - Opens New Dispensaries

    LeafLine Labs, a physician-founded and patient-led organization built to cultivate, process and distribute medical cannabis in Minnesota, is marking a successful first year, opening two new Care Centers in St. Paul and Hibbing, and preparing for new patients as intractable pain is added to the...
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    LeafLine Labs Reflects On First Year - Opens New Dispensaries

    LeafLine Labs, a physician-founded and patient-led organization built to cultivate, process and distribute medical cannabis in Minnesota, is marking a successful first year, opening two new Care Centers in St. Paul and Hibbing, and preparing for new patients as intractable pain is added to the...
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    DigiPath Labs Signs Cannabis Testing Agreement With House Of Herbs

    DigiPath Labs, a subsidiary of DigiPath, Inc. (OTCQB: DIGP), has just signed a one-year agreement with another Nevada medicinal cannabis grower, House of Herbs. DigiPath Labs will use its state-of-the-art testing equipment and reliable testing methodologies to determine safety and potency...
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    Washington: Local Scientist Says Some Pot Testing Labs Going Too Easy On Growers

    A local scientist claims some state-sanctioned labs that test retail marijuana for E.coli and mold are going too easy on growers. He's testifying at a Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board meeting in Olympia Wednesday. According to a Seattle Times article, the independent scientist in...