Category Archives: regulations

California Cannabis Lab Director Caught Faking Pesticide Tests

As the California cannabis industry prepared for a rigorous, state-mandated testing regime that took effect on July 1, the laboratory director at Sequoia Analytical Labs in Sacramento allegedly went rogue. According to officials with Sequoia and California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), Sequoia’s lab director—unbeknownst to anyone else at the company—began falsifying reports for hundreds […]

At Harvest Time, Farmers Survey a Changed Emerald Triangle

Price Hits Rock Bottom The end of cannabis prohibition promised extreme turbulence for the communities that profited from the old system. That turbulence has finally arrived. Americans consume an estimated 6,000 metric tons of the crop across legal and illegal markets each year, most of it from Mexico. But California remains the nation’s number one […]

California Cannabis Delivery Kerfuffle Explained

Two years ago, California voters amended state law to legalize access to cannabis. And yet cities and counties throughout the state have banned its sale. Delivery services have stepped in to fill the void between retailer and consumer, but that may soon change. California’s cannabis regulator, the Bureau of Cannabis Control, may adopt permanent rules […]

Calgary May Sanction Four Public Cannabis Consumption Areas

The City of Calgary, Alberta may have four legal public consumption areas when Canada legalizes the recreational use and sale of cannabis later this year. All four sites under consideration by the city council are in Ward 9. Gian-Carlo Carra, city council member of Ward 9, told the CBC that he proposed the consumption sites to […]

Oregon Tightens Cannabis Rules, Slashes Patient Allowances

Oregonians are waking up to robust new cannabis rules this week, with medical marijuana allowances slashed and regulators dishing out steep fines for breaking state laws. Ever since Aug. 24, medical patients are encountering new purchase limits of one ounce per day at the register, down from 24 ounces. The new limit comes after state […]

California’s struggling marijuana market considers new delivery rules

(Courtesy of Meadow) California’s legal cannabis industry are looking to change rules on delivery services to help boost a struggling start. Industry leaders and business owners met on Tuesday with the state’s top pot regulator Lori Ajax in hearing on the current state of the legal recreational marijuana market, reports the AP. “Unfortunately, there is […]

Why is CBD Illegal if it’s Non-Intoxicating?

Cannabidiol (CBD) has been getting a lot of press lately for being safe, non-intoxicating and helpful for treating a variety of medical issues. So why is it illegal and classified as a “Schedule 1” drug? Experts say the answer is simple: marijuana prohibition continues to create huge barriers to researching and producing this valuable cannabinoid. […]

California cannabis company issues voluntary recall on pre-rolled joints

A major legal marijuana business has issued a recall for one of its products under California’s newly regulated market. The Los Angeles-based Lowell Herb Co. issued a voluntary recall on a specific batch of pre-rolled joints, reports Marijuana Business Daily. The company’s CEO, David Elias, confirmed the recall that began July 27, after lab results […]