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  1. Far East Buds

    Far East Buds Perpetual Run Has Continued!

    OK so here is the current deal. I have been growing all along (2014) but haven't been posting on 420 due to a lack of time and also motivation. I have continued with my perpetual run and have had up to 25 ? strains running simultaneously. I have things pretty well dialed in and consistent for...
  2. 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...
  3. Ron Strider

    Jeff Sessions' Marijuana Adviser Wants Doctors To Drug-Test Everyone

    A adviser on marijuana policy to Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to see doctors make drug testing a routine part of primary-care medicine and force some users into treatment against their will, he told The Daily Beast. Dr. Robert DuPont was among a small group of drug-policy experts...
  4. Ron Strider

    9 Apply To Test Medical Marijuana In Ohio

    Central Ohio won't have any medical marijuana growers when Ohio's program begins, but it could be home to several testing labs. Three of the nine applicants to test medical marijuana plant material and products listed central Ohio sites on their applications, according to records released...
  5. Ron Strider

    Testing For Tainted Marijuana Challenges States

    People don't just smoke marijuana. They vaporize it, bake it into brownies, use it in eye drops, and rub extracts of it onto their skin. Some people use the drug as medicine, others for the fun of getting high. In states that have legalized pot, regulators have struggled to make sure the...
  6. Ron Strider

    AK: Officials Look To Reform Cannabis Testing After Disputes Over Potency

    How strong is the legal pot Alaskans buy over the counter? That's a question that's been raised in a dispute about potency levels among various cannabis businesses. Now, the state's regulatory body is considering extra steps. In her report during the November 14th meeting of the Marijuana...
  7. Ron Strider

    MD: Cleaning Up Cannabis

    A nurse, a pharmacist, a former casino employee, and a few dozen other people hoping to cash in on Maryland's medical cannabis industry gathered in mid-October at a day spa in the state. They were there as prospective dispensary employees to be trained by an advocacy group, Americans for Safe...
  8. Ron Strider

    CO: Cannabis Potency Numbers Can Be Misleading

    Your parents are right: Weed is stronger than it used to be. A 2015 report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) titled "Marijuana Equivalency in Portion and Dosage" lists the average potency of flower in Colorado at 17.1 percent and concentrates at 62.1...
  9. Ron Strider

    First Maryland Medical Cannabis Crop Grown But Not Yet For Sale

    he first crop in Maryland's long-delayed medical cannabis program is mature and waiting for testing, but it is still unclear when patients might be able to buy it. And industry officials caution that when it is ready for sale, there will not be nearly enough to meet market demand. "This...
  10. Ron Strider

    NEO Firm Hopes To Ease Ohio's Marijuana 'Stigma'

    Nelsonville's Hocking College recently unveiled intentions to develop a cannabis research lab and related programs alongside a coming bid to do required testing of the state's coming medical marijuana supply, bucking a trend of other Ohio universities shying away from the opportunity. But if...
  11. Ron Strider

    ND: Seven Companies Express Interest In Testing Medical Marijuana

    Seven companies with experience in other states have expressed interest in testing medical marijuana in North Dakota, which is setting up a system for the drug approved by voters last year. The response pleases state officials who were concerned about how much interest there would be among...
  12. Ron Strider

    Will California's Pesticide Regulations Hurt The Weed Industry

    California's organics-loving, go-green mentality is what makes the state a hub for environmental progress, but in the case of the cannabis industry, some say it could be its downfall. Pesticide regulations released earlier this year by the California Bureau of Medical Cannabis are some of the...
  13. Ron Strider

    OH: Testing Of Medical Marijuana Hits Roadblock

    Ohio is moving ahead with rules for growing, processing and selling medical marijuana, but the job of testing the product for public consumption remains up in the air. The state law, which went into affect last September, requires an Ohio college or university to test marijuana for "potency...
  14. Ron Strider

    Hawaii Allows First Lab To Begin Testing Medical Marijuana

    Hawaii approved its first laboratory to begin testing samples of medical marijuana 17 years after use of the drug was legalized in the state. On Monday, the state Department of Health certified Honolulu-based lab Steep Hill Hawaii. That brings Hawaii closer to the long-awaited date when...
  15. Ron Strider

    UK: The Hazy Issue Of Weed And Work

    More people are smoking weed these days, sparking a haze of complications and confusion in the workplace. A growing number of states in the US – and countries around the world – are legalising or decriminalising recreational and medical marijuana, forcing businesses to grapple with how to deal...
  16. Ron Strider

    To Address Opioid Epidemic Medical Cannabis Programs Offer Free Certification Service

    Across the nation, opioid-related deaths and fatalities are decreasing in states that have medical cannabis programs, but the benefits are limited due to a lack of accurately labeled and tested cannabis products. Patient Focused Certification (PFC), a project of Americans for Safe Access...
  17. Ron Strider

    No Immediate Fix Planned For Ohio Medical Marijuana Testing Lab Rule

    As Ohio's fledgling medical marijuana program ramps up, patients, business owners and advocates still have one major concern -- who will test the marijuana? All medical marijuana products must be tested for safety and potency before sale, per state law. But for the first year, testing lab...
  18. Ron Strider

    It's All About The Safety Of Medical Marijuana For Shimadzu

    While most people associate marijuana with smoking for recreational use, with increasing numbers of states that have legalized it for medicinal use, the buzz word is safety for laboratory instrumentation companies. One such company, among the vast array of exhibitors gathered at the 4th...
  19. Ron Strider

    California To Require All Marijuana To Be Lab Tested. What Happens To Weed That Fails

    A few weeks ago, I wrote about the state's proposals for the required lab testing of cannabis. If passed as written, all marijuana products will be examined in licensed laboratories for moisture content, pesticide presence, and other elements before it can be sold to the public. For some...
  20. 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...