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  1. Ron Strider

    The Word 'And' In Colorado Bill Marks Major Mistake For Marijuana Research

    Gov. John Hickenlooper has sent a bill to the secretary of state without his signature, pointing out that one accidental word in the bill negatively impacts its original purpose. HB 17-1367 has to do with marijuana research authorization in Colorado. In a letter addressed to the Colorado...
  2. Ron Strider

    California Pot Czar Expects Lag Time For Testing Newly Legal Weed

    With businesses expected to get state licenses in January to sell marijuana in California, the top regulator said Thursday that they will be given up to six months to comply with a requirement the pot be thoroughly tested by a licensed laboratory. State pot czar Lori Ajax said it may take...
  3. Ron Strider

    Health Canada Rushes To Correct Lack Of Pesticide Testing For Cannabis

    New testing limits for pesticides are causing some frustration for producers and labs who say these limits are being set retroactively, reflecting poorly on an industry with a reputation for otherwise robust regulations. In the wake of pesticide-related recalls from OrganiGram and Mettrum...
  4. Ron Strider

    Legislation: Medical Marijuana In The Workplace

    Among the host of sensitive tasks that an HR department has to handle, there's one topic that seems to be coming up a lot more often. As medical marijuana continues to pass legislation to become legal across different states, HR experts and small business owners dealing with it themselves should...
  5. Ron Strider

    Vermont First To Pass Recreational Marijuana Legalization Without Voter Referendum

    Vermont's drug testing law is one of the most restrictive in the nation. Random testing is prohibited and some type of EAP or referral service is required in order to conduct drug testing. This law also applies to public sector workplace drug testing. However, on May 10th, 2017, the Vermont...
  6. Ron Strider

    Canada: Fredericton Company Sees Boost From Prescription Pot

    An industrial research center is expanding thanks to the boom in medical marijuana – and with legalization on the horizon, that boom may intensify. The Research and Productivity Council [RPC] in Fredericton is one of the largest companies in the medical marijuana testing business. It calls 19 of...
  7. Ron Strider

    What's In Your Medical Marijuana? Arizona Doesn't Care

    Arizona is the Wild West of medical-marijuana testing, with no more government oversight of product safety in dispensaries than there was in 1800s-era drugstores. Yet with concern about contaminated legal cannabis rising in recent months with reports of recalls and new state laws that require...
  8. K

    OR: Lawmakers Press Gov. Brown, Public Health Officials To Keep Pot Pesticide Rules

    A group of Oregon lawmakers has sent a letter to Gov. Kate Brown and public health officials urging them to preserve Oregon's pesticide testing requirements. The legislators said they shared "grave concern" about proposed rule changes, which scale back testing requirements for cannabis...
  9. K

    Fired For Using Marijuana After Work? NORML Pushes For Drug Testing Reform

    One in five Americans now live in states where recreational marijuana use is legal, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana. However, that doesn't mean that using pot is without consequences. White House Press Sec. Sean Spicer recently announced that the...
  10. K

    Colorado State Patrol's Still Looking For Something As Efficient As A Breathalyzer

    The state agency charged with keeping Colorado's highways safe started experimenting with devices that can detect if a driver consumed marijuana before getting behind the wheel in January 2015. Two years later, the search for the right roadside testing device continues. "To be transparent...
  11. K

    CA: Panel Lights Up Over Weed

    Before employees light up a joint next to their coworkers smoking a cigarette, the Visalia Chamber of Commerce and the Visalia Economic Development Corporation decided to host a forum to discuss the implications of the recently passed marijuana legalization. It was a packed house Tuesday...
  12. K

    NAC To Consider Removing Marijuana From Prohibited Substances At Upcoming Meeting

    The Nevada Athletic Commission has been notoriously hard on fighters testing positive for marijuana in the past, but it could be changing that stance in the near future. According to the agenda for the upcoming NAC hearing on Friday, the commission is going to discuss "the possible exclusion...
  13. K

    Marijuana Testing - Oregon Revamps Testing Rules Yet Again

    Oregon continues to tweak its marijuana testing rules, hoping to ease a backlog and get flowers, oils and cannabis-infused snacks and treats into the medical and recreational markets. The Oregon Health Authority issued yet another set of revised rules recently that in essence reduce the...
  14. J

    Drug test today using CERTO method - Does it work?

    Im on colors and I havent smoked since they told me I'm not able to. That was 2 weeks ago I was a very heavy smoker. I was wondering if this method worked on STATE drug tests given out by the government. I read online the test works through heavy dilution. My testing papers say "Adulterate a...
  15. K

    Nute/PH issues

    Hi all. Hoping for some help on what to do. I'm getting leaves that look like the link below on the lower leaves with red striping on the stems. https://www.420magazine.com/gallery/data/500/phosphorus-deficiency-vegetative.jpg I'm growing in 2 part Pro mix, 1 part coco, 1 part sea soil. Nutes...
  16. K

    Oregon Again Modifies Marijuana Testing Rules

    Salem, Ore. - The Oregon Health Authority announced Tuesday it has made additional modifications to testing rules for medical and recreational marijuana products that will provide relief for processors and growers while ensuring public health protections for consumers. The new temporary...
  17. K

    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...
  18. K

    Oregon To Change State Testing Standards For Marijuana

    Salem, OR - Following reports of new marijuana testing regulations being cumbersome and leading to some processing plants ceasing operations and furloughing workers, state officials announced new testing standards Friday. The issue stems from rules that became enforceable on October 1 that...
  19. K

    Oregon Switches Gears To Revive Cannabis Industry

    The outcry has apparently been heard. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced today it is modifying testing standards for medical and recreational marijuana products with new, temporary rules that balance testing costs for the marijuana industry with public health protection for consumers...
  20. K

    OR: State May Alter Marijuana Testing Rules

    The Oregon Health Authority may announce changes today to the regulations on pesticide testing to address widespread discontent within the legal marijuana business community. Thursday, spokesman Jonathan Modie said he did not know specifically what the changes would address. "These are...
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