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Read up on the latest news and recent information regarding cannabinoid-based medicine.

ZOSI Analytical Accredited to ISO:17025

ZOSI Analytical Accredited to ISO:17025

ZOSI Analytical, a third-party hemp testing lab based in Georgetown, Texas, announced last week that they have achieved ISO 17025:2017 accreditation from Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation (PJLA). ZOSI Analytical is actually the very first hemp lab in Texas to be...

CannaSafe Accredited to ISO 17025

According to a press release sent out last week, Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. announced the accreditation of CannaSafe Labs to ISO/IEC 17025. CannaSafe is based in Van Nuys, California and provides a number of different testing services, including full...

CannaSafe Accredited to ISO 17025

CannaSafe Accredited to ISO 17025

According to a press release sent out last week, Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. announced the accreditation of CannaSafe Labs to ISO/IEC 17025. CannaSafe is based in Van Nuys, California and provides a number of different testing services, including full...

Former Vice Chancellor of Germany Joins Swiss Company Board

Former Vice Chancellor of Germany Joins Swiss Company Board

Dr. Philipp Rösler, the former federal Minister of Economics and Technology and Vice Chancellor of Germany from 2011-2013 has just joined the board of Swiss cannabis company Pure Holding AG. The move is interesting for a number of reasons, not the least of which is...

Trichome Analytical Accredited to ISO 17025

Trichome Analytical Accredited to ISO 17025

According to a press release sent out last week, the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) announced the accreditation of Trichome Analytical to ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Trichome Analytical is the first cannabis testing lab accredited to the standard in...

Oklahoma Announces Contract with Metrc

Oklahoma Announces Contract with Metrc

In a press release published last week, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) announced they have awarded their seed-to-sale traceability contract to Metrc, a national company with contracts for the same service in 14 other states. According to OMMA Interim...

Vermont Senate Approves Cannabis Regulation Bill

Vermont Senate Approves Cannabis Regulation Bill

On Tuesday, September 22, the Vermont Senate voted (23-6) to pass a bill that would legalize, tax and regulate adult use cannabis sales. The bill, S. 54, was approved by 92-56 in the Vermont House of Representatives last week. The bill has now made it to Governor Phil...

Judge Dismisses Claims in Vaping Illness Lawsuit

Judge Dismisses Claims in Vaping Illness Lawsuit

In September of 2019, Charles Wilcoxen fell seriously ill after vaping cannabis oil from a cartridge. Just days after he began experiencing symptoms he was hospitalized and later diagnosed with lipoid pneumonia, the mysterious lung illness now known as EVALI...

Navigating the Cannabis Industry in the Current Climate

All major industries took a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, but in many states, cannabis dispensaries were labeled as essential, which has allowed the industry to continue with some alterations. The impact now will come from what innovations and improvements the...

Navigating the Cannabis Industry in the Current Climate

Navigating the Cannabis Industry in the Current Climate

All major industries took a hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, but in many states, cannabis dispensaries were labeled as essential, which has allowed the industry to continue with some alterations. The impact now will come from what innovations and improvements the...

How Barcode Labeling Improves Traceability & Security

How Barcode Labeling Improves Traceability & Security

One of the biggest challenges that cultivators, processors and distributors face in doing business is the requirement to track the product at every step in the production process, from seed to sale. When you add the wide range of label sizes and requirements across...

CBD Industry Caught Between Regulators & Law Enforcement

CBD Industry Caught Between Regulators & Law Enforcement

The consumer-facing CBD industry operates in a regulatory gray zone even as it grows in prominence. Illegal to market as an unapproved drug, dietary supplement or food additive under the Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act, nevertheless, the CBD industry has flourished with...

A2LA Accredits Viridis Laboratories

A2LA Accredits Viridis Laboratories

In a press release published this week, the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) announced they have successfully accredited Viridis Laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025:2017.  Viridis Labs, based in Lansing, Michigan, gained their license to operate as a...

The Power of TV for CBD Brands

With the death of Facebook arbitrage, direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketers are forced to look for new ways to drive sales more quickly than ever before. Enter TV. Once seen primarily as a branding medium, DTC brands are now using television to drive online and in-store...

The Power of TV for CBD Brands

The Power of TV for CBD Brands

With the death of Facebook arbitrage, direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketers are forced to look for new ways to drive sales more quickly than ever before. Enter TV. Once seen primarily as a branding medium, DTC brands are now using television to drive online and in-store...