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03/30/2020 - 10:00am
Cannabis, Coronavirus and Federal Disaster Assistance
(Cannabis, Distribution, Growers, Hemp, Law, Loans, Products, Testing, Cultivation, Funding, Security) Coronavirus has been great for cannabis sales . In most states with approved cannabis programs, both medical and adult use marijuana sales have been designated “ essential services ” by state and local governments. With this support, the supply chain has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic better than many industries. Still, the pandemic continues unabated and cannabis businesses are far from secure. Over the past month, the federal government has attempted to throttle the sputtering economy with varying forms of stimulus. Some of the efforts have been undertaken by the Federal Reserve (slashing the federal funds rate; debt purchase commitments) and some by the Internal Revenue Service (pushing out deadlines). But Congress and the President have taken matters further. In this post, I’ll summarize the three “phases” of Congressional stimulus, and their implications for cannabis businesses. Before diving in, it’s important to draw a bright line between forms of cannabis defined as “hemp”...
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03/30/2020 - 9:02am
TGIFF
1933 Industries Marks the Beginning of Continuous Cultivation in Nevada with Second Harvest of Cannabis Plants Underway
(California, Cannabis, CBD, Colorado, Events, Extraction, Genetics, Growing, Hemp, Investing, Law, Management, Manufacturing, Nevada, Processing, Production, Products, Recreational, Regulations, Strains, Subsidiaries, Testing, TGIFF, Topicals, United States, Vertically Integrated, Lab Testing, Licensee, Dispensaries, Recreational Cannabis, Cultivation) 1933 Industries Inc. (the “Company” or “1933 Industries”) (CSE: TGIF , OTCQX:TGIFF), a vertically-integrated cannabis consumer packaged goods company, is pleased to announce that it has begun its second harvest of cannabis plants from its cultivation facility located in Las Vegas, marking the beginning of continuous harvests in Nevada. “This is an important milestone for our Company as we move into full production. We have spent several months optimizing the new Las Vegas facility, enhancing our genetics programme to develop varieties of strains and cultivars to meet the demands of our consumers and we are pleased with our progress to date. With the surge in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working closely with the dispensaries and responding to our clients’ needs. We will be utilizing the current harvest for the production of our AMA branded concentrates and for our licensed brands Blonde and Denver Dab Co.”, remarked Mr. Chris Rebentisch, 1933 Industries CEO. He added, “...
https://investingnews.com/daily/cannabis-investing/1933-industries-marks-the-beg…
03/30/2020 - 8:49am
TGIFF
1933 Industries Inc. (TGIFF) (TGIF.CN) Marks the Beginning of Continuous Cultivation in Nevada
(California, Cannabis, CBD, Colorado, Events, Extraction, Genetics, Growing, Hemp, Investments, Law, Management, Manufacturing, Nevada, Processing, Production, Products, Recreational, Regulations, Stocks, Strains, Subsidiaries, Testing, TGIFF, Topicals, United States, Vertically Integrated, Lab Testing, Licensee, Dispensaries, Recreational Cannabis, Cultivation) 1933 Industries Marks the Beginning of Continuous Cultivation in Nevada with Second Harvest of Cannabis Plants Underway 1933 Industries Inc. (the “Company” or “1933 Industries”) (TGIF.CN) (TGIFF), a vertically-integrated cannabis consumer packaged goods company, is pleased to announce that it has begun its second harvest of cannabis plants from its cultivation facility located in Las Vegas , marking the beginning of continuous harvests in Nevada . “This is an important milestone for our Company as we move into full production. We have spent several months optimizing the new Las Vegas facility, enhancing our genetics programme to develop varieties of strains and cultivars to meet the demands of our consumers and we are pleased with our progress to date. With the surge in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are working closely with the dispensaries and responding to our clients’ needs. We will be utilizing the current harvest for the production of our AMA branded concentrates and...
https://marijuanastocks.com/tgiff-tgif-cn-marks-the-beginning-of-continuous-cult…
03/30/2020 - 8:41am
HEXO
Hexo Reports Staggering Quarterly Loss Of C$289 Million
(Canada, Cannabis, Distribution, Extraction, HEXO, Management, Marketing, Packaging, Production, Products, Testing, Cultivation) HEXO Corp. (NYSE: HEXO) reported a staggering net loss of C$289 million for fiscal 2020 second-quarter ending January 31, 2020. The net revenue for Hexo increased 17% to $17 million from $14.5 million in the first quarter. The earnings are reported in Canadian dollars. The loss from operations for the quarter was $289.4 million, compared with a loss of $60.6M in the prior period. The company said that excluding non-cash write-downs and impairment charges in the quarter, the adjusted net loss was ($23.2M) compared with ($34.0M) in Q1’20. This was basically one of those kitchen sink quarters. The company just tossed everything but the kitchen sink into the loss column and just ripped the bandaid off. “We have continued our focus on improving our operations and expanding distribution across Canada. Our strategy with Original Stash has demonstrated that we can directly compete with the black market,” said Sebastien St-Louis, CEO, and co-founder of HEXO Corp. “The industry continues to see...
https://www.greenmarketreport.com/hexo-reports-staggering-quarterly-loss-of-c289…
03/30/2020 - 7:59am
HEXO
Hexo Corp (HEXO) reports second quarter fiscal 2020 financial results
(Beverage, Canada, Cannabis, Distribution, Edibles, Events, Extraction, Facilities, HEXO, Investment, Investments, Law, Management, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Marijuana, Monitoring, Packaging, Production, Products, Research, Stocks, Testing, Topicals, Extracts, Cultivation) HEXO Corp reports second quarter fiscal 2020 financial results Key Operating Highlights Net Revenue increased 17% to $17.0M from $14.5M in Q1 Adult-use grams and gram equivalents sold increased 57% to 6,579 kg compared to prior quarter Production levels increased to 22,305 kg from 16,107 kg in the previous quarter. Expanded Original Stash market distribution to Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta Obtained Phase 1 licence for Belleville facility Obtained sale of cannabis topicals, extracts, edibles and beverages licence for Gatineau facility, and a research licence for the Company Closed a $70M private placement of 8% unsecured convertible debentures, including key management and board participation of over 10% Closed two registered direct offerings totalling USD$45 Million OTTAWA, March 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HEXO Corp. (TSX: HEXO; NYSE: HEXO) (“HEXO” or the “Company”) today reported its financial results for the second quarter fiscal 2020 ended January 31, 2020. All amounts...
https://marijuanastocks.com/hexo-reports-second-quarter-fiscal-2020-financial-re…
03/30/2020 - 6:13am
KSHB
DEA sued over ‘secret’ cannabis law interpretation (Newsletter: March 30, 2020)
(Biodiesel, California, Cannabis, CBD, Clothing, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Grower, Growers, Hemp, Illinois, KSHB, KushCo, Law, Legalization, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Products, Recreational, Regulations, Research, Rhode Island, Science, South Carolina, South Dakota, Subsidiaries, Testing, Tracking, United States, Vermont, Washington, THC, Dispensaries, Financial Services, Cultivation) Missouri legal marijuana effort impeded by COVID; Fed Small Biz Assn touts hemp progress; Colorado cannabis deliveries begin Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. (function() { window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { listeners: [], forms: { on: function(evt, cb) { window.mc4wp.listeners.push( { event : evt, callback: cb } ); } } } })(); Email address: Leave this field empty if you're human: Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… This issue of Marijuana Moment, and our original reporting that is featured in it, are made possible by the generous support of 440 Patreon sponsors . Cannabis industry professionals receive valuable rewards for pledges of $25 and up. Check out the perks of being a sponsor on our Patreon page. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW Scientists are suing the Drug Enforcement Administration over its alleged...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/dea-sued-over-secret-cannabis-law-interpretation…
03/30/2020 - 4:45am
CGC
Cannabis Regulators Respond to Coronavirus Concerns
(Arkansas, California, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, CGC, Cleaning, Colorado, Compliance, Connecticut, Consultations, Facilities, Food, Growers, Hawaii, Hemp, Illinois, Iowa, Law, Management, Maryland, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Mexico, Michigan, Missouri, Monitoring, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Packaging, Pennsylvania, Processing, Production, Regulations, Testing, Tracking, Training, United States, Utah, Washington, Industrial Hemp, Licensee, Dispensaries, Cultivation) Editor’s note: this story was originally published on March 19 and was most recently updated on March 30. We’ll continue to update as regulators announce new policies. So far, during the COVID-19 pandemic, cannabis sales are through the roof as consumers stock up in anticipation of supply chain disruption. But, despite this upswing, cannabis companies are bracing for impact. As Cannabis Wire reported this week, a dilemma has hit the nascent industry: to close or not to close? Already, Canopy Growth chose to close nearly two dozen shops in Canada, and we’re tracking how other companies are reacting. But what happens in the case of forced closures? Cannabis regulators will have to weigh tough decisions in the coming days as businesses, from gyms to bowling alleys to bars, are asked to close as part of broader efforts to contain the spread of the virus. (While Canadian consumers can legally order cannabis online, should closures occur, changes are taking place north of the border. On...
https://cannabiswire.com/2020/03/30/cannabis-regulators-respond-to-coronavirus-c…
03/30/2020 - 2:11am
Global Cannabis Testing Market to Reflect Impressive Growth Rate by 2026
(Cannabis, Products, Research, Software, Testing) A leading market research firm Facts & Factors (FnF) added a research report on “Cannabis Testing Market By Product & Software (Products and ...
https://globalindustrynews24.com/19615/global-cannabis-testing-market-to-reflect…
03/30/2020 - 1:21am
WTCG
Cannabis Standards Rely on Transparency, Compliance and Collaboration
(Beverage, Canada, Cannabis, CBD, Compliance, Edibles, Education, Food, Growing, Law, Legalization, Manufacturer, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Packaging, Product Testing, Production, Products, Quality Control, Recreational, Research, Seed to Sale, Testing, Topicals, W Technologies, W Technologies, Inc., Websites, WTCG, THC, Pharmaceuticals, Cultivation) Authored By: Arundati Dandapani According to Vividata’s National Cannabis Consumer Study , 70% of consumers are not sure they know the difference between THC and CBD. Moreover, quality remains the top criterion in selecting a cannabis product for purchase. How are companies setting the standards for quality and how are we researching consumers to understand their experiences with cannabis products accurately and ethically? This post explores the manufacturing and research standards to consider when conducting research studies with cannabis. Product Quality in Manufacturing At an HIV Community Cannabis Education event held in Toronto, a cannabis company proudly declared their company had not had a single product recall to date. Product recall happens when a product is defective, damaged or does not meet the customer’s expectations causing the product to be called off the shelf. This “zero recall” standard, the team said, was attributed to the fact that their cannabis product standards...
https://cannabislaw.report/cannabis-standards-rely-on-transparency-compliance-an…
03/29/2020 - 10:26pm
Washington State Update: Rulemaking – Cannabis-related Board actions:
(Cannabis, Products, Quality Control, Testing, United States, Washington) 27 March. The WSLCB Board held a special Board meeting authorized under the Governor’s Proclamation 20-28 . During the Board’s meeting they considered and authorized the withdrawal of one proposed rule, and adopted five emergency rules, all listed here: Cannabis-related Board actions: Board Withdrawal of CR 102 for QC Testing – The Board withdrew its proposed rulemaking related to quality assurance sample testing. Quality Control Testing and Products Requirements (Rulemaking Withdrawn) Notice to Stakeholders CR-102 Filed as WSR 20-07-052 on March 11, 2020 Notice to Stakeholders CR-102 Filed as WSR 20-03-176 on January 22, 2020 Small Business Economic Impact Statement Significant Analysis Withdrawal of Rulemaking WSR 20-08-088 Emergency rule (CR103E) regarding WAC 314-55-092 : Allows LCB to waive fees and penalties required for marijuana licensees who were or are late paying their monthly excise taxes. The period of time covered by this rule is retroactive and covers from February 29,...
https://cannabislaw.report/washington-state-update-rulemaking-cannabis-related-b…
03/28/2020 - 11:22pm
Boise startup reworks CBD and THC testing technology to test for COVID-19 in minutes
(CBD, Hemp, Testing, THC) Facible, a Boise-based company that was founded last May, originally built the machines to test hemp and CBD. The company started reworking the ...
https://www.ktvb.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/boise-startup-reworks-cbd-a…
03/28/2020 - 11:34am
Global Cannabis Testing Market 2025| By Top Key Companies AB SCIEX LLC, Agilent ...
(Cannabis, Testing) The Cannabis Testing Market report provides in-depth analysis and insights into developments impacting businesses and enterprises on global and ...
https://globalindustrynews24.com/16720/global-cannabis-testing-market-2025-by-to…
03/28/2020 - 9:00am
By Any Other Name
(California, Cannabis, Fertilizer, Genetics, Growers, Growing, Medical Marijuana, Oregon, Recreational, Regulations, Strains, Testing, United States, Soil, Cultivation) It takes a lot of chutzpah to claim a place. Alex Schutz knew that he was treading on hallowed ground when he named his cannabis business after Williams, a small town in Southern Oregon just over the border from California’s northernmost Siskiyou County. Williams has a long legacy of cannabis cultivation, much like its Emerald Triangle neighbors to the south, with a solid population of territorial growers who could contest such a name. But Schutz says he’s been in Williams for years, he’s growing cannabis genetics from a family who’d been in the town since the ’80s and he’s using natural inputs from the land itself, so why not? “It’s a bold feeling to be claiming the Williams name and putting it first,” Schutz says. “But as the cannabis industry started to take hold in Oregon and we started to see what the consumers were buying and what they liked, we saw they were gravitating towards name brands that were trending and I didn’t have any — and I still don’t mess with them. What I grow...
https://cannabisnow.com/by-any-other-name/
03/28/2020 - 4:49am
Report: Canadian Government Formally Solicits Pot Industry's Help With Coronavirus Testing - The Motley Fool
(Testing) Report: Canadian Government Formally Solicits Pot Industry's Help With Coronavirus Testing The Motley Fool
https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/03/27/canadian-government-formally-solicits-…
03/28/2020 - 12:40am
Health Canada Asks Cannabis Industry for Help With COVID-19 Testing
(Canada, Cannabis, Testing) Canadian officials are turning to the cannabis industry to see if laboratories typically used to check for cannabinoids can be also used to test for COVID-19. In an email sent to licensed cannabis industry executives on Thursday obtained by BNN Bloomberg, Health Canada acting director general Joanne Garrah asked respondents if there was any spare lab capacity to assist the country with COVID-19 testing. "Health Canada is working to identify lab capacity that might be…
https://www.cannabisculture.com/content/2020/03/27/health-canada-asks-cannabis-i…
03/27/2020 - 11:42pm
Lack of Protective Gear at Cannabis Labs Could Threaten Weed Supply
(Cannabis, Testing) Labs have been taking protective steps like staggering workers’ shifts and implementing additional sanitation measures. Despite layoffs and downsizing in the cannabis industry over recent months, U.S. cannabis testing labs are still doing a brisk business, even in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. Staff at some labs have voiced concerns over a potential lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, gloves and goggles, as well as sanitization supplies. But there is another…
https://www.cannabisculture.com/content/2020/03/27/lack-of-protective-gear-at-ca…
03/27/2020 - 8:01pm
Report: Canadian Government Formally Solicits Pot Industry's Help With Coronavirus Testing - Nasdaq
(Testing) Report: Canadian Government Formally Solicits Pot Industry's Help With Coronavirus Testing Nasdaq
https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/report%3A-canadian-government-formally-solicits-…
03/27/2020 - 7:32pm
Grey Area Coffeeshop Amsterdam Budtender Interview SGTV
(Cannabis, Deals, Netherlands, Nevada, Products, Strains, Testing, United States, Videos, Dispensaries) Grey Area Coffeeshop is an Amsterdam legend! It is all quality over quantity! Learn about the daily operation and history of this coffeeshop. The shop is small, but its heart and quality are huge! Read and write reviews for Grey Area Coffeeshop: smokersguide.com/adressen ... Subscribe for more videos like this - tv.smokersguide.com Find related videos in our series & playlists playlists.smokersguide.com The Smokers Guide to Amsterdam smokersguide.com Our Interactive Map map.smokersguide.com Facebook facebook.smokersguide.com Twitter twitter.smokersguide.com Instagram instagram.smokersguide.com Pinterest pinterest.smokersguide.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- All music used with permission and with thanks to the artists: BenSound.com "Dreams" -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Smokers Guide book is a map-based, full color guide filled with handy tips, super discount coupons,...
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03/27/2020 - 4:24pm
Recall issued for vape cartridges sold at Detroit, Bay City dispensaries
(Cannabis, Compliance, Medical Marijuana, Testing, Dispensaries) 3/21/20–A recall has been issued for vape cartridges sold to medical marijuana patients in Detroit and Bay City. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency says Vitamin E Acetate was found in several vape cartridges that failed safety compliance testing in December 2019 and February 2020. This recall also includes vape cartridges that did not have the required Vitamin E Acetate testing completed. Read
https://themarijuanareport.org/recall-issued-for-vape-cartridges-sold-at-detroit…
03/27/2020 - 3:42pm
Health Canada asks cannabis industry for help with COVID-19 testing - Article - BNN - BNNBloomberg.ca
(Canada, Cannabis, Testing) Health Canada asks cannabis industry for help with COVID-19 testing - Article - BNN BNNBloomberg.ca
http://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/health-canada-asks-cannabis-industry-for-help-with-co…
03/27/2020 - 1:49pm
Aussie Punks The Chats Dish on Weed Culture Down Under
(Australia, Cannabis, Medical Marijuana, Organic, Strains, Testing) Lead photo by Luke Henry Ever since the term “punk” was first used to describe bands like MC5 and the Sex Pistols in the 1970s, the sound and ethos of the music style has been in a state of constant flux. These days, “punk” is more of an ideology or attitude than a subgenre, and the term envelops, debatably, a disparate swath of artists from the electrifying and innovative , to the epically lame . The Chats, a wild young trio who grew up together in Queensland, Australia, hit the high water mark for “punk music” in 2020, and embody a return to its DIY roots and original three-chord brashness (although they prefer the term “shed rock”). Fully lacking in pretense, theirs is the sound of being young, broke, and ready to party. After all, as a certain proto-punk stated over fifty years ago , when you ain’t got nothin’, you ain’t got nothin’ to lose. Coming on the heels of two homemade EPs and the viral hit “ Smoko ,” which has racked up close to 10 million views on Youtube, the band just...
https://merryjane.com/culture/aussie-punks-the-chats-dish-on-weed-culture-down-u…
03/27/2020 - 1:48pm
Heavy Metal Testing In Michigan & How Microbes Can Help You Test Clean
(Michigan, Testing, United States) DUDE GROWS CREW MEMBERSHIP HERE: https://www.dudegrows.com/support Or Go To www.Patreon.com/dudegrowsshow DUDE GROWS MERCH: https://www.dudegrows.com/dgc-outlet/ Scotty Real Is Hanging Out & Waking & Baking With Michigan Matt From Mittin Canna Co To Talk About Heavy Metals Testing In Michigan & How Microbes & Humic Substances Can Help You Pass By Locking Away Heavy Metals From The Plant & More On Todays Special Episode Of Grow Talk Dont Forget To Like & Subscribe & Share The Dudegrows Show To Help Spread The Word.
http://dudegrows.libsyn.com/heavy-metal-testing-in-michigan-how-microbes-can-hel…
03/27/2020 - 1:25pm
CARES Act – Stimulus Package Won’t Aid the Cannabis Industry
(Banking, Cannabis, Development, Distribution, Edibles, Grow Lights, Hemp, Law, Legalization, Loans, Products, Testing, United States, Lights, Security) On Wednesday, March 25, the United States Senate approved an estimated $2-trillion stimulus package in response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The legislation, formally known as the “ Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ” (or the CARES Act), was approved by the Senate 96-0 following days of negotiations. One of the most highly anticipated provisions of the CARES Act, the “recovery rebates” for individuals, will provide a one-time cash payment up to $1,200 per qualifying individual ($2,400 in the case of eligible individuals filing a joint return) plus an additional $500 for qualifying children (§6428.2020(a)). The CARES Act, which remains subject to House approval, also prescribes an additional $500 billon in corporate aid, $100 billion to health-care providers, $150 billion to state and local governments and $349 billion in small business loans in an effort to provide continued employment and stabilize the economy. The legislation further provides...
https://cannabisindustryjournal.com/feature_article/cares-act-stimulus-package-w…
03/27/2020 - 1:18pm
Cannabis labs eager to aid with COVID-19 testing with 10,000 backlog in Ontario - CBC.ca
(Cannabis, Testing) Cannabis labs eager to aid with COVID-19 testing with 10,000 backlog in Ontario CBC.ca
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/from-cannabis-lab-to-covid-19-testing-1.5…
03/27/2020 - 10:14am
CLYXF
How to Ensure Quality Control For Cannabis Purchases
(Cannabis, CLYXF, Development, Edibles, Medical Marijuana, Products, Quality Control, Regulations, Testing, THC, Cultivation) As a patient, how can you ensure you are getting the highest grade product? There are regulations and testing protocols in place across the cannabis industry, but when relying on the plant for medical conditions, quality control for cannabis is of the utmost importance. And yet, recent headlines make it clear – we can’t always leave the quality control to the cultivators, retailers, or budtenders. As the cannabis world has witnessed over the last few years, sometimes regulators and lab tests don’t tell the full story. It’s very important for patients to take control of their medicine to guarantee they are getting the best product and the most effective relief. Here’s how. Tips for Quality Control for Cannabis at Home There are three specific tools every medical cannabis patient should own, to perform routine quality control tests on the flower you buy or grow at home. Quality control for cannabis eliminates the risk of mold, guarantees peak potency, and elevates the sensory experience...
https://www.rxleaf.com/quality-control-for-cannabis-how-to-get-best-weed/
03/27/2020 - 9:04am
OTC:HEMP
Federal Agency Touts Hemp Progress While Refusing To Serve Marijuana Businesses
(Biodiesel, Cannabis, CBD, Clothing, Events, Growers, Hemp, Hemp, Inc., Legalization, Loans, Manufacturing, Medical Marijuana, OTC:HEMP, Pennsylvania, Products, Testing, United States, Virginia, THC, Dispensaries, Cultivation) The federal Small Business Administration (SBA) is celebrating the potential of hemp and is urging federal regulators to address concerns from farmers before rules for the crop are finalized. At the same time, however, it is maintaining that it cannot service marijuana businesses due to ongoing federal prohibition. In a blog post published on Tuesday, SBA’s Office of Advocacy described the wide range of uses for hemp, including rope and CBD oil, and detailed the crop’s evolution from a federally controlled substance to an agricultural commodity that was legalized through the 2018 Farm Bill. “From rope to clothing, biodiesel to hempcrete, plant-based ingestible protein to CBD balm, the uses of hemp are far-reaching.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) now has jurisdiction over the plant, and it released an interim final rule last year outlining guidelines for a domestic hemp program . In the time since the crop’s legalization, SBA says it has “embarked on an ambitious and...
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/federal-agency-touts-hemp-progress-while-refusin…
03/26/2020 - 7:49pm
Canada asks regulated cannabis labs for help in COVID-19 testing
(Canada, Cannabis, Testing, Licensee) Health Canada is working to identify lab capacity across the country to assist with COVID-19 testing, and the agency has reached out to certain federal cannabis license holders for help, Marijuana Business Daily has learned. Canada is currently experiencing a COVID-19 testing backlog. In Ontario alone, 10,965 people have coronavirus test results pending. In a […] Canada asks regulated cannabis labs for help in COVID-19 testing is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/canada-asks-regulated-cannabis-labs-for-help-in-covid-19-…
03/26/2020 - 7:29pm
WSLCB Special Board Meeting Scheduled: Friday, March 27, 2020 at 1 p.m.
(Cannabis, Distributor, Testing, Licensee) The WSLCB Board will be holding a special Board meeting this Friday afternoon, March 27, at 1 p.m. Following guidance issued in the Governor’s Proclamation 20-28 (Open Public Meetings act and Public Records Act) issued March 24, 2020, this meeting will not be held in the Boardroom as regularly scheduled. This meeting will be held via conference call only, and a number will be provided allowing the public to dial in and listen to the meeting (see below for more information). Also, unlike other Board meetings, there is no scheduled time for general public comment at the end of the agenda. The Board may consider, pursuant to Proclamation 20-28 , only matters necessary and routine and matters necessary to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and current public health emergency. This special meeting agenda is reserved for the Board to consider the withdrawal of one proposed rule, and to consider the adoption of five emergency rules, all listed here: Board Withdrawal of CR 102 for QC Testing...
https://cannabislaw.report/wslcb-special-board-meeting-scheduled-friday-march-27…
03/26/2020 - 6:21pm
Hemp Testing With Cree Crawford of Cann-ID & Ionization Labs - Ministry of Hemp
(Hemp, Testing) Hemp Testing With Cree Crawford of Cann-ID & Ionization Labs Ministry of Hemp
https://ministryofhemp.com/blog/hemp-testing-cree-crawford-cann-id/
03/26/2020 - 4:07pm
RAMM Pharma Corp. Receives Federal Approval and Registration of XALEX™ 10 (cannabidiol) Oral Solution
(Argentina, Brazil, Cannabis, CBD, Development, Distribution, Events, Growing, Investing, Law, Management, Manufacturing, Paraguay, Peru, Product Development, Production, Products, Recreational, Regulations, Subsidiaries, Testing, United States, Uruguay, THC, Recreational Cannabis, Pharmaceuticals, Cultivation) RAMM Pharma Corp. (including its wholly owned subsidiaries, the “Company” or “RAMM”) (CSE: RAMM ), a leader in plant-derived cannabinoid pharmaceutical products, is pleased to announce that the Uruguayan Ministry of Public Health, (Ministerio de Salúd Publica or “MSP”) has approved and registered XALEX 10 (cannabidiol) oral solution, a prescription pharmaceutical formulation of highly-purified, plant-derived cannabidiol (CBD) free of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), for the treatment of refractory epilepsy. RAMM has also been granted a license expansion and approval by the Instituto de Regulación y Control de Cannabis (“IRCCA”) for additional proprietary cannabis-based products and to include certain products for veterinary use, further expanding the Company’s robust portfolio of product offerings to the Latin American market. “The approval of XALEX 10 is a significant accomplishment for RAMM Pharma, offering patients another federally approved pharmaceutical CBD medicine,” stated Jack...
https://investingnews.com/daily/cannabis-investing/ramm-pharma-corp.receives-fed…
03/26/2020 - 3:59pm
Cannabis labs watchful of supply disruptions during coronavirus crisis as testing demand remains strong - Marijuana Business Daily
(Cannabis, Testing) Cannabis labs watchful of supply disruptions during coronavirus crisis as testing demand remains strong Marijuana Business Daily
https://mjbizdaily.com/cannabis-labs-watchful-of-supply-disruptions-during-coron…
03/26/2020 - 3:59pm
Cannabis labs watchful of supply disruptions during coronavirus crisis as testing demand remains strong
(Cannabis, Cleaning, Testing) Marijuana testing labs report steady business as the COVID-19 outbreak rolls on, though concerns loom over the availability of protective equipment such as gloves and masks and other cleaning supplies. It’s a topic the cannabis industry will keep a careful eye on because, if the coronavirus pandemic eventually causes hiccups in testing, that could slow […] Cannabis labs watchful of supply disruptions during coronavirus crisis as testing demand remains strong is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs
https://mjbizdaily.com/cannabis-labs-watchful-of-supply-disruptions-during-coron…
03/26/2020 - 12:08pm
GSML
Massachusetts Reinforces Support for the Medical Necessity Model
(California, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, Development, Education, Facilities, GSML, Hemp, Hemp Industries, Illinois, Law, Management, Massachusetts, Medical Marijuana, Michigan, New York, Recreational, Regulations, Science, Testing, United States, Washington, Dispensaries, Cultivation, Intellectual Property) As more and more states are shifting to a work-from-home environment and closing down non-essential businesses, we have seen a conflict in gubernatorial instructions on whether cannabis is a protected class of business that falls under “essential infrastructure” or “essential business.” Earlier this week, we compared the approach New York and California have taken to permitting businesses to continue to operate. The former, medical-only state received a carte blanche endorsement as an essential business in New York to provide (often immunocompromised) patients with necessary medication. California, on the other hand, remained silent in executive orders, and left it up to local mayoral representatives to make determinations as they saw fit and best for their respective communities. Massachusetts has taken a middle road, as Governor Charles D. Baker issued COVID-19 Order No. 13 on March 23, 2020 which becomes effective March 24, 2020 at noon. This order identified an extensive list of “...
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/Article/massachusetts-ends-adult-use-cannab…
03/26/2020 - 9:00am
The Price of Advocacy
(California, Cannabis, Compliance, Development, Events, Fertilizers, Food, Grower, Growers, Growing, Law, Legalization, Medical Marijuana, Organic, Production, Regulations, Strains, Testing, United States, Soil, Cultivation) Nobody likes to hear “I told you so” ringing in their ears. But today, as California’s small cannabis farmers face increasing challenges in the legal industry, the sneering refrain practically echoes down the redwood canyons of the Emerald Triangle, its four cutting syllables carried in each morning with the fog. For Casey O’Neill, who has been one of the most public and outspoken advocates for a small-farm-friendly version of cannabis legalization since 2014, the “I told you so” carries a particular punch. He is a native son of Mendocino County, raised on a homestead north of Laytonville where he still lives, farming vegetables and cannabis on the land with his partner Amber and their family. He’s seen the harsh nature of the government. Law enforcement stormed his parents’ house before his third birthday over a few cannabis plants, and when he was older and working as a cannabis grower, he was swept up in a raid and served two months in county jail. (Casey O’Neill stands in the...
https://cannabisnow.com/the-price-of-advocacy/
03/26/2020 - 8:45am
VerdePharmHealth and Strain Genie Enter into a Multi-Year Group Purchasing Agreement for Cannabis DNA Testing & Personalized Genetic Analysis for Patients Nationwide - Business Wire
(Cannabis, Testing) VerdePharmHealth and Strain Genie Enter into a Multi-Year Group Purchasing Agreement for Cannabis DNA Testing & Personalized Genetic Analysis for Patients Nationwide Business Wire
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200326005155/en/VerdePharmHealth-Strain…
03/26/2020 - 5:00am
Kennebunk voters decide on adult use marijuana testing April 7 - Press Herald
(Cannabis, Testing) Kennebunk voters decide on adult use marijuana testing April 7 Press Herald
https://www.pressherald.com/2020/03/26/kennebunk-voters-decide-on-adult-use-mari…
03/25/2020 - 7:38pm
Maine: Memorandum on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Civil Emergency
(Alcohol, Cannabis, Cleaning, Compliance, Events, Facilities, Law, Maine, Manufacturing, Processing, Products, Retail Stores, Staffing, Testing, United States, Dispensaries, Financial Services, Cultivation) Memorandum on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Civil Emergency To: MMMP Registrants and Prospective AUMP Licensees From: Director Erik Gundersen Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Subject: Memorandum on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Civil Emergency Background On March 15, 2020, Governor Janet T. Mills signed a civil emergency proclamation in response to developments regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and the resulting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Maine. The following day, Governor Mills and legislative leaders reached a bipartisan agreement on a revised supplemental budget proposal that targeted funds to protect our citizens and communities and safeguard Maine’s economy as the nation confronts COVID-19. In addition, the Governor worked with the legislature to spearhead a package of emergency measures aimed at improving the state and local response to COVID-19. Governor Mills signed these measures into law on March 18, 2020, and announced additional steps to protect public health...
https://cannabislaw.report/maine-memorandum-on-coronavirus-covid-19-civil-emerge…
03/25/2020 - 4:28pm
MJNA
CBD from Marijuana vs CBD Oil from Hemp
(California, Cannabis, CBD, Colorado, Extraction, Fertilizers, Food, Foods, Hemp, Hemp Food, Hemp Foods, Hemp Products, Manufacturing, Medical Marijuana, Medical Marijuana Inc, MJNA, Non-GMO, Pesticide, Pets, Production, Products, Recreational, Regulations, Research, Seed Oil, Strains, Testing, Topicals, United States, Industrial Hemp, Lab Testing, THC, Dispensaries, Cultivation) With so much misinformation on the internet about CBD oil, one of the most common questions we get from consumers is asking what the difference is between CBD from marijuana vs CBD oil from hemp. To the untrained eye, there may not appear to be any difference between CBD from marijuana vs CBD oil from hemp, but there are actually quite a few notable distinctions between the two. At Medical Marijuana, Inc., our CBD products are derived from hemp, giving users a legal, safe and high-quality way to experience the benefits of CBD products. Marijuana vs. CBD Oil from Hemp First, let’s look at the basic differences between marijuana vs CBD oil from hemp. CBD Hemp Oil: Contains high levels of CBD Federally legal in the United States Non-intoxicating, with no psychoactive effects Can be legally purchased both online and in stores Marijuana: Contains high levels of THC Legal only in certain states, such as California and Colorado Federally illegal Intoxicating, with psychoactive effects...
https://www.medicalmarijuanainc.com/cbd-hemp-oil-vs-cbd-marijuana/
03/25/2020 - 1:00pm
The cannabis industry can help with coronavirus testing. But will the government listen? - The GrowthOp
(Cannabis, Testing) The cannabis industry can help with coronavirus testing. But will the government listen? The GrowthOp
https://www.thegrowthop.com/cannabis-news/amid-the-coronavirus-pandemic-the-cann…
03/25/2020 - 1:00pm
The cannabis industry can help with coronavirus testing. But will the government listen? - The GrowthOp
(Cannabis, Testing) The cannabis industry can help with coronavirus testing. But will the government listen? The GrowthOp
https://www.thegrowthop.com/cannabis-news/amid-the-coronavirus-pandemic-the-cann…
03/25/2020 - 12:20pm
Custom Designed Packaging: Is it Right for Your Cannabis Product?
(Cannabis, Manufacture, Manufacturer, Manufacturing, Packaging, Production, Products, Testing) There are numerous plastic bottle and closure manufacturers in the cannabis industry today. And, there is a significant quantity of common bottle and closure styles as well. Many companies manufacture the same or similar products as their competition. But what if you’re searching for something different? Something unique that no one else has? A plastic bottle that will make your cannabis product stand out from your competition. Where can you find that package that is truly “something special?” Something that will elevate your brand? It doesn’t matter if your cannabis business is a start-up in its infancy or a mature company with an established loyal customer following, creating attention-grabbing packaging is essential to your success. The packaging is the all-important and critical first impression. While the primary function of any packaging is to contain, protect and market your cannabis products, your packaging is a reflection of your company in the eyes of the consumer. In many...
https://cannabisindustryjournal.com/feature_article/custom-designed-packaging-is…
03/25/2020 - 12:12pm
Clean Grow Still Failing? Check for Endophytic Mold
(Cannabis, Clothing, Facilities, Genetics, Grow Facilities, Growers, Growing, Hemp, Management, Production, Products, Research, Science, Testing, Cultivation) The journal Frontiers in Plant Science recently shared an important article from researchers at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, highlighting the “Pathogens and Molds Affecting Production and Quality of Cannabis Sativa.” As a chemist focused on the science of preventing and mitigating mold in greenhouse and indoor cannabis grow facilities, this piece was fascinating to me. Like many others, it details and explains prevalent mold like Penicillium, Cladosporium and Aspergillus – things I see in grows every day. But wait, there’s more fungi The research and resulting article also brought up another type of fungi – endophytic mold. Endophytic mold usually lives symbiotically with plants, or is at least beneficial for both plant and fungi. But not always. In the past, the industry has believed that damaging mold spores were found on the outside of the flower. When moved, that flower would release the spores and send them flying – often creating massive cross-contamination...
https://cannabisindustryjournal.com/column/clean-grow-still-failing-check-for-en…
03/25/2020 - 11:53am
COVID-19 May Delay the Launch of Maine’s Adult-Use Cannabis Market
(Cannabis, Compliance, Facilities, Maine, Medical Marijuana, Testing, United States, Dispensaries) Maine’s Office of Marijuana Policy (OMP) released a memo March 24 indicating that while medical cannabis dispensaries are considered essential businesses under the state’s coronavirus policies, the launch of Maine’s adult-use cannabis market, which was slated for June, will likely be delayed due to the pandemic.The announcement is the latest in a series of delays for the adult-use market, which voters legalized in 2016.The OMP sent its memo to the state’s licensed medical cannabis businesses, as well as applicants seeking adult-use licenses, according to a Portland Press Herald report . The memo urges existing medical cannabis businesses to review their operating procedures and find areas to improve upon, including increased sanitary protocols and managing patient lines and interactions in compliance with social distancing guidelines.The memo also indicates that the OMP has heard concerns from dispensaries and caregivers about staff shortages as employees self-quarantine, and the...
http://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/Article/covid-19-may-delay-launch-maine-adu…
03/25/2020 - 9:00am
It Takes The Village
(Argentina, Banking, Bar, Brazil, California, Cannabis, CBD, Facilities, Genetics, Grower, Growing, Medical Marijuana, Regulations, Spain, Strains, Testing, United States, Lights, Dispensaries, Extracts, Cultivation) When people talk about California’s legendary cannabis, they frequently mention growing ganja grown deep in the Emerald Triangle and weed sparked up on the bustling streets of Los Angeles and San Francisco. But there’s another region in the Golden State that is now demanding attention. Since California’s adult-use cannabis market came online in 2018, Sacramento has exploded onto the scene as a hub of top-shelf indoor cultivation. Few people in town — perhaps only Gov. Gavin Newsom — have helped push Sacramento to the top of the cannabis stratosphere more than its cultivators, who are growing some of the best cannabis in the world. But in recent years, one local cultivator has pushed the envelope so far that everyone else in town (and across the state) is now growing the genetics he’s helped curate and breed. As half of Symbiotic Genetics , The Village finds himself among a small group of cultivators giving Sacramento’s cannabis a global reach. At one point, there was so much of his...
https://cannabisnow.com/it-takes-the-village/
03/25/2020 - 3:28am
Maine Medical Marijuana Businesses Deemed “Essential” In Light of Pandemic
(Cannabis, Facilities, Law, Maine, Manufacturing, Medical Marijuana, Processing, Products, Staffing, Testing, United States, Licensee, Dispensaries, Cultivation) Maine’s Office of Marijuana Policy (OMP) issued a memorandum today explaining that medical marijuana businesses are deemed “essential” and may continue operating despite the spread of COVID-19. However, OMP urges medical marijuana businesses to take all necessary precautions to ensure proper sanitization and social distancing in their facilities. The memo, which can be found here , provides a baseline for increasing precautionary measures and also provides links to other state and federal guidance documents and directives for review. Other key points from OMP’s memo include the following: Medical marijuana dispensaries and caregivers are classified as “other medical facilities” under the Governor’s executive order and are allowed to stay open. Governor Mills urged “non-essential” public-facing businesses to close but medical marijuana businesses are exempt from this guidance. OMP will continue inspections of medical marijuana facilities and stores for the foreseeable future, while...
https://cannabislaw.report/maine-medical-marijuana-businesses-deemed-essential-i…
03/25/2020 - 12:44am
WTCG
Coronavirus (COVID-19)-Focused Joint Venture Formed Between Emerald Organic and Todos Medical to Supply U.S. Market With Rapid Point-of-Care Screening and Confirmatory Testing Kits
(Biotechnology, Cannabis, China, Development, Distribution, Events, Financing, Food, Georgia, Gibraltar, Growing, Israel, Law, Management, Media, New York, Organic, Plasma, Product Development, Products, Research, Science, South Korea, Stocks, Strains, Subsidiaries, Supplements, Testing, United States, W Technologies, W Technologies, Inc., WTCG, Patents, Funding, Intellectual Property) Coronavirus (COVID-19)-Focused Joint Venture Formed Between Emerald Organic and Todos Medical to Supply U.S. Market With Rapid Point-of-Care Screening and Confirmatory Testing Kits Emerald Organic Products, Inc. (OTC: EMOR) and Todos Medical Ltd. (OTCQB: TOMDF) today announced the creation of Corona Diagnostics, LLC, a joint venture partnership formed to address the much-needed demand for COVID-19 screening and diagnostic testing in the United States. The joint venture will be owned 51% by Emerald and 49% by Todos. Emerald Organic, a diversified health sciences company headquartered in New York, will contribute financing, U.S. domestic distribution know-how, international trade relationships, and assistance in navigating the U.S. healthcare and regulatory landscape. Based in Rehovot, Israel, Todos, an in-vitro-diagnostics company focused on the development of blood tests for the early detection of cancer, neurodegenerative disorders and infectious disease, will be responsible for...
https://www.marijuanastocksreport.com/coronavirus-covid-19-focused-joint-venture…
03/24/2020 - 1:02pm
DIGP
 Digipath, Inc. (DIGP) Health Canada R&D License for Cannabis Strain Development and Sales
(Acquisition, Canada, Cannabis, Cannabis and Hemp, Consulting, Development, DigiPath Inc, DIGP, Events, Genetics, Hemp, Investments, Management, Media, Nevada, Products, Quality Control, Regulations, Research, Stocks, Testing, United States, Pharmaceuticals, Cultivation, Funding) Digipath Obtains Health Canada R&D License for Cannabis Strain Development and Sales Digipath, Inc. (DIGP) (“DIGP” or the “Company”), a leading independent analytical testing laboratory, data analytics and technology firm focused on the cannabis and hemp markets, is pleased to report that it has received a Research and Development license to cultivate cannabis via an approval provided by Health Canada to the Company’s recently acquired VSSL Enterprises Ltd. VSSL’s management team, including Kyle Remenda and Dr. Philippe Henry have joined Digipath’s management team as CEO and Chief Technology Officer, respectively. The Research and Development (R&D) license will enable the Company to cultivate cannabis at three field sites with 2,000 plants at a time per site, and one lab where the genetics can be grown via tissue culture. Digipath will use the R&D license to focus on stabilizing prized elite genetics and developing novel cannabis genetics using a combination of standard...
https://marijuanastocks.com/digp-health-canada-rd-license-for-cannabis-strain-de…
03/24/2020 - 9:52am
Cannabis Deemed 'Essential' Commodity During Michigan's Shelter-In-Place Order
(Cannabis, Growers, Michigan, Testing, United States, Cultivation) The Whitmer Administration deemed marijuana businesses “essential” in the fight against the coronavirus. Cannabis growers, processors and testing ...
https://www.benzinga.com/node/15650728&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmNiZTk3NjhkNmM2MmRlOTI6Y29t…
03/24/2020 - 8:01am
IMLFF
 InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (IMLFF) Submits Clinical Trial Application to Evaluate INM-755 in Second Phase 1 Trial
(Cannabis, CBN, Development, Events, IMLFF, InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc., Investments, Law, Management, Manufacturing, Netherlands, Production, Products, Regulations, Stocks, Testing, Pharmaceuticals) InMed Submits Clinical Trial Application to Evaluate INM-755 in Second Phase 1 Trial InMed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“InMed” or the “Company”) (TSX:IN; OTCQX:IMLFF), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company developing medications targeting diseases with high unmet medical need and leading the way in the clinical development of cannabinol (CBN), today announced the filing of a Clinical Trial Application (“CTA”) in the Netherlands to initiate a second Phase 1 human clinical trial for INM-755 in healthy volunteers. 755-102-HV is a randomized, double-blind, vehicle-controlled, Phase 1 study designed to evaluate the safety and tolerability of INM-755 cream applied daily on epidermal wounds in healthy volunteers. Two strengths of INM-755 cream will be evaluated in 8 adult subjects over a 14-day treatment period. “This second Phase 1 trial represents another important step towards efficacy trials with INM-755,” said Alexandra Mancini, Senior Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs. “The...
https://marijuanastocks.com/imlff-submits-clinical-trial-application-to-evaluate…
03/24/2020 - 6:55am
The Netherlands: In a Pandemic, Rules for Cannabis Coffee Shops Are Rapidly Evolving
(Cannabis, Food, Growing, Management, Media, Monitoring, Netherlands, Products, Regulations, Social Media, Testing, United States, Videos, Security) On Monday evening, March 16, Ben Van Essen brought a roll of white tape to work. With a mask and gloves on, he used the tape to mark several dividing lines, every six feet, on the floor of the cannabis “coffee shop” Metamorphose in Groningen, Holland, where he works as a manager. “With the coronavirus, we have to make sure our customers respect the distance,” he told Cannabis Wire. He then installed a plexiglass window on his counter and placed one bottle of hand sanitizer at the entrance of the shop and one at the counter. “I let a maximum of four people in,” he said, “and they have to leave as soon as they have bought their products. They can’t use the bathroom either. They buy their joint, hash, and they leave.” With social distancing, Van Essen says the shop has lost its appeal, but he appreciates still having a job. He cleans his credit card terminal every thirty minutes. A day earlier, on Sunday, March 15, as the coronavirus proliferated in Holland—with 1,135 people testing...
https://cannabiswire.com/2020/03/24/the-netherlands-in-a-pandemic-rules-for-cann…