I Found a Vape Pen at My Son’s School. Finding Out What Was Inside Was a Lot Harder.

| September 14, 2023 |

By Doug Henry for Mother Jones One seller claims Gold Coast Clear is “working hard to keep their customers safe,” and that “these verified cartridges have undergone various lab tests approved by CannaSafe.” Of course, that language doesn’t say they...

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Shifting Tides: US Department of Health and Human Services Recommends Cannabis Rescheduling from Schedule I to Schedule III

| September 01, 2023 |

By Madeline Colli, Erin McEvoy for Cannabis Science and Technology On Wednesday, August 30th, the Department of Health and Human Services made its recommendation to the Drug Enforcement Agency to classify cannabis as a Schedule III drug, paving the way...

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Want to work in Maryland’s cannabis industry? There are classes and degrees for that.

| August 18, 2023 |

By Meredith Cohn for The Baltimore Banner “Most other programs around the country, as far as I know, are focused on professional skill development for working in the cannabis industry, but not so much on cannabis as a medicine. I...

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Marijuana Groups Push Regulators To Adopt Universal Label For Cannabis Products To Facilitate Interstate Commerce And Promote Safety

| August 18, 2023 |

By Kyle Jaeger for Marijuana Moment A coalition of marijuana reform organizations are calling on regulators across the world to adopt a universal symbol for marijuana products in the interest of promoting safety in the evolving cannabis market and making...

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Opinion: States are scrambling to regulate cannabis. Federal regulations would ensure safe access.

| August 11, 2023 |

By Shelby Huffaker for The San Diego Union Tribune In the United States, we are fortunate to have a robust regulatory system for ensuring medications — particularly those intended for consumption by individuals with pre-existing medical conditions — are held...

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Emergency Motion Filed to Halt New Aspergillus Testing Requirements for Oregon Cannabis

| August 03, 2023 |

By Erin McEvoy for Cannabis Science and Technology “In addition to sinus and lung infections, people who have weakened immune systems, including those who have recently undergone surgery, may also be susceptible to chronic pulmonary aspergillosis, which is a progressive...

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Medical cannabis paved the way for legalization in California. Now patients feel left behind

| August 01, 2023 |

By Alexei Koseff for CalMatters “No one really cares about the medical side, and that’s a mistake, because that’s where the value is,” said Richard Miller, who has promoted patients’ rights at the state Capitol for nearly two decades as...

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How Testing Inconsistencies Affect Medical Cannabis Patients: A Webinar on a Special Report from Americans for Safe Access

| July 28, 2023 |

By Erin McEvoy for Cannabis Science and Technology Americans for Safe Access, the nation’s largest member-based organization promoting safe access to medical cannabis, recently released a detailed report on how disparities in state cannabis testing programs affect the health of...

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Medical Marijuana Group Calls Out State Testing Labs for Not Protecting Patients

| July 18, 2023 |

By Thomas Mitchell for Westword Inconsistent, faulty and unregulated testing laboratories put medical marijuana patients at risk of adverse health affects and imprecise treatment, according to a new report from a consumer protection group.

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ASA Report Reveals Major Disparities in State Cannabis Testing Programs

| July 12, 2023 |

WASHINGTON, July 11, 2023 – PRESS RELEASE – Americans for Safe Access (ASA), a leading organization promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use, released "Regulating Patient Health: An Analysis of Disparities in State Cannabis Testing Programs." The...

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