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Canada’s Legislature Votes To Legalize Marijuana; Sales Will Begin In Weeks

Recreational marijuana may soon be legal in Canada, after both the House of Commons and the Senate approved the Cannabis Act. Legal sales are likely to begin before the end of summer after the Senate voted 52-29 Tuesday night to approve the bill, the CBC reports. “We’ve just witnessed a historic […]

Quality Plans for Lab Services: Managing Risks as a Grower, Processor or Dispensary, Part 2

Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this article are the author’s opinions based on his experience working in the laboratory industry. This is an opinion piece in a series of articles designed to highlight the potential problems that clients may run into with labs.  In the previous article, I discussed […]

New York Moves Toward Legal Marijuana With Health Dept. Endorsement

ALBANY — New York moved a significant step closer to legalizing recreational marijuana, as a study commissioned by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will recommend that the state allow adults to consume marijuana legally, the governor’s health commissioner said on Monday. The announcement by the commissioner, Howard Zucker, signals a broad […]

Quality Assurance for the Cannabis Industry

Have you paused to consider that quality assurance is a moving target rather than a destination? It is culture within a company that requires constant improvement and change, rather than the work of a select few to reach one defined end goal. Quality, therefore, is not a box that must […]

In Michigan, Some Marijuana Convictions Could Disappear If Voters Recreational Use

Untold thousands of Michiganders could be in line for a second chance if voters decide to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the Nov. 6 election. In some other states where recreational use of marijuana has been legalized, voters or lawmakers have decided to make it easier for people […]

Massachusetts Still Has No Licensed Marijuana Retailers

Massachusetts residents voted to legalize recreational weed in the fall of 2016. Almost two years later, Massachusetts still has no licensed marijuana retailers, which means consumers still can’t legally purchase cannabis. And after recent comments from state officials, it looks like Massachusetts residents will have to continue waiting. More Delays […]

Cannabis Does Not Increase Suicidal Behavior In Psychiatric Patients

McMaster University researchers have found there is no significant association between cannabis use and suicidal behavior in people with psychiatric disorders. The study findings contrast with pre-existing data that shows the drug is linked to an increased chance of suicidal behavior in the general population. However, based on a small […]

12-Year-Old With Epilepsy Hospitalized After Four Days of Being Deprived of CBD Oil

Paramedics have rushed young Billy Caldwell to the hospital after the boy suffered a series of epileptic seizures. British media is reporting that rescue medications failed to bring 12-year-old Billy out of “a massive intractable epileptic seizure.” First responders transported Billy to St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington on Thursday night. […]