Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Xzibit-Owned Vape Cartridge Company in California

A class action lawsuit against vape cartridge manufacturer Brass Knuckles has been filed in California which alleges breach of warranty, false advertising, unfair competition, misbranding, and adulteration of the THC concentrate pens, according to the Cannabis Law Report. The lawsuit also names SC Laboratories Inc. and company owner Alvin Nathaniel Jones, better known as Xzibit, […]

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Washington State Updates List of Allowed Pesticides

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has updated their list of pesticides allowed for cannabis production. Two products — AzaMax and Evergreen Pyrethrum Concentrate — were removed based on advice from the Oregon Department of Agriculture, who said the products contained ingredients not listed on their labels. 24 pesticides were removed from the list because […]

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Pam Marrone: Creating Bio-Based Pest Management for Cannabis Growers

Pam Marrone is the CEO and founder of Marrone Bio Innovations, a company offering bio-based pest management and plant health solutions that are effective, efficient, and environmentally responsible. As the cannabis industry takes off, we’re seeing a continual and deliberate push away from the stigmatized days of old and towards the general acceptance of cannabis […]

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Alex Hoggan: Staying the Course Amid Changing Regulations

Alex Hoggan is the founder of ChemHistory, a cannabis testing lab based outside of Portland, Oregon. In this episode of the Ganjaprenuer.com podcast, Alex joins our host TG Branfalt to discuss the early days of Oregon’s cannabis testing landscape, the intricacies of pesticide testing under Oregon’s  strict testing rules, the regulatory switch last October that […]

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Licensed Canadian MMJ Producer Issues Recall Over Products With Banned Pesticides

Toronto, Canada-based medical cannabis producer Mettrum Ltd. has come under fire after its products tested positive for banned pesticides myclobutanil and pyrethrin, leading to a voluntary recall of affected products, according to a Globe and Mail report. Neither the company nor Health Canada informed consumers en masse. Myclobutanil is prohibited from use on legal cannabis […]

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Strict Testing Requirements Likely to Cost Oregon $10M in Cannabis Tax Revenue, Close Businesses

New product testing requirements that came into effect October 1 are squeezing Oregon’s cannabis growers and business owners harder than regulators may have expected and is likely to lead to a major decline in the state’s cannabis tax revenue. “October was a defining, if not catastrophic, month for Oregon’s cannabis industry, which, until then, was growing at […]

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Oregon Health Authority Issues Alert for 3 More Strains

For the second time in a month, the Oregon Health Authority has issued an alert over tainted cannabis sold in state dispensaries, Salem-News reports. The alert affects the strains Pleeze, Dryzl, and Dutch Treat. Strains of Pleeze and Dryzl sold at Stonies in North Bend and Green-Way Medicinal in Salem were found to have levels […]

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Oregon Health Authority Issues High Alert over Pesticide-Tainted Cannabis

The Oregon Health Authority has issued a health alert regarding two strains sold at a McMinnville dispensary that “may have been tainted” with high levels of pesticide, the agency announced in a press release. OHA says about 130 customers purchased the tainted strains between Oct. 17 and Oct. 19. The batches of Dr. Jack and […]

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Steep Hill Report Finds 84% of Cannabis Tainted with Pesticides

According to a report from Steep Hill Labs, about 84 percent of medical cannabis samples tested by the lab over a 30-day period tested positive for pesticide residues, the company said in a press release. Of “paramount concern” is the presence of Myclobutinal, which was found in excess of 65 percent in all samples. Myclobutinal […]

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Washington State Officials Expand Testing Program

Washington’s Liquor and Cannabis Board is going to begin randomly testing cannabis products for banned pesticides, the Associated Press reports. The agency is paying the state Department of Agriculture more than $1 million to hire two full-time employees and buy new equipment to conduct the tests. According to a Seattle Times report, Washington will become the first […]

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Popular Pesticide’s Ban in Washington Made ‘In Error’

Washington’s Liquor and Cannabis Board has rescinded the stop-sale order on All Natural Spider Mite Control Concentrate after they found the testing that caused the ban “to be in error,” according to a press release. The board also ordered stop-use orders for Mega Wash and Ultimate Wash, as they are unregistered products; and wetting agent […]

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Washington LCB Adds New Disallowed Pesticide Products

Residues from one or more undisclosed pesticide ingredients have been discovered in fifteen different growing aid products common to the Washington cannabis industry, the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board announced yesterday afternoon in an email to the LCB Marijuana listserv. Many of these products contain pesticide ingredients that are not allowed in legal marijuana crops, and could cause products to […]

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Oregon Recalls Two Plant Cleaner Products Popular Among Cannabis Growers

According to an advisory issued June 16 by the Oregon Department of Agriculture, two popular plant cleaner products — Green Planet Nutrients Mega Wash and NPK Industries Mighty Wash — are being recalled following the discovery of an active pesticide ingredient that is not disclosed on their labels. The state issued the following warning on Thursday: […]

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Washington LCB Adopts Emergency Rules on Pesticide Levels, Tax Payments & Product Recalls

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) issued an email yesterday informing of upcoming changes to three different facets of Washington’s cannabis regulations: action levels for disallowed pesticides, cannabis excise tax payments, and rules regarding marijuana product recalls. The proposed action levels for disallowed pesticides will address the LCB’s current zero tolerance policy. Action levels dictate how much residue […]

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LCB Work Group to Tackle Pesticide Regulations, Lab Proficiency Standards

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) has organized the formation of a lab proficiency standards and pesticides focused work group comprised of regulators, industry leaders and cannabis lab specialists. The group, whose first meeting takes place this Thursday in Olympia, will work to determine lab proficiency standards for Washington’s cannabis testing labs, as well as how […]

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Denver Issues 13th Cannabis Product Recall In 13 Weeks

Denver has issued its 13th recall of cannabis products in the past 13 weeks, The Cannabist reports. The recall was issued for Advanced Medical Alternatives, a Denver-based cannabis business that is recalling 27 cartridges for its vape pen. Present in the cartridges are pesticides that are banned for use on cannabis and cannabis products in the […]

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Colorado Company EdiPure Recalls 7,700 Cannabis Edibles Over Pesticide Concerns

It happened again: Colorado cannabis edibles company EdiPure has voluntarily recalled 7,700 cannabis products for containing a potentially dangerous pesticide, The Cannabist reports. This is the 10th product recall in three months that has been issued by a Colorado marijuana company over pesticide concerns. Throughout this time, EdiPure has issued more product recalls than any other producer. A news release by the Denver Department of Environmental […]

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Dr. Donald Land: Testing Commercial Cannabis for Pesticides

Dr. Donald Land is the Chief Scientific Consultant for Steep Hill, one of the leading scientific cannabis analysis labs in the world. He is also a Professor of Chemistry at UC Davis. Dr. Land recently joined us to discuss the trending topic of pesticide use in legal cannabis markets, and how Steep Hill aims to […]

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