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California issues recalls for 29 marijuana firms caught in Sequoia Labs fallout

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) this week identified 29 separate companies that have been told to recall marijuana products after Sacramento-based Sequoia Analytical Labs’ said its former lab director falsified pesticide test results. The BCC also released a list of 848 product batches that were tested by Sequoia after June 30 and may be subject to […]

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Falsified California testing lab data may result in major marijuana product recall

Sacramento-based Sequoia Analytical Labs surrendered its business license after a state inspection discovered that the company’s lab director allegedly falsified cannabis product testing results for almost four months. Hundreds of marijuana products may now have to be recalled and retested. The loss of a lab could pose a significant problem for the California cannabis industry […]

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California marijuana labeling snafu leads to yet another recall

Ronnie Cabral was horrified to learn a few weeks ago that his vape cartridge firm’s California business license number and company name were being used on products that weren’t his. He was even more horrified to learn his identifiers were being used by a distributor he hadn’t even hired to take his products to market […]

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Third marijuana product recall in California – this one due to alcohol content

A third licensed California cannabis business, Venice Cookie Company, has initiated a voluntary recall, the third known recall since more stringent marijuana product testing standards went into effect July 1. The longstanding California edibles producer announced over the weekend the recall of several of its marijuana-infused beverages because of a changed testing grade from San […]

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Week in Review: California marijuana recalls, MA diversity issues & Detroit limits MMJ facilities

Two voluntary marijuana product recalls occur in California, financial hurdles stymie diversity in Massachusetts’ recreational MJ industry, and Detroit caps the number of medical cannabis licenses at 75. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the cannabis industry over the past week. Failing grades It’s been a month since mandated lab testing for […]

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Second voluntary cannabis product recall issued in California

Just days after the first marijuana product recall was issued in California’s new regulated market, a second was underway. David Elias, CEO of Los Angeles-based Lowell Herb Co., confirmed to Marijuana Business Daily that his pre-roll-production business had issued a voluntary recall beginning July 27 after a testing lab reversed its initial finding that a specific […]

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California vape cartridge maker issues voluntary marijuana product recall

A vape cartridge manufacturer issued the first cannabis product recall in California’s new regulated marijuana market. The Bloom Brand announced on its website the company and its manufacturer-distributor, Greenfield Organix 4th St., voluntarily recalled four products sold between July 1 and July 19. The recall covers nearly 100 retailers across the Golden State. No other states were affected. “Batch Number […]

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Another California marijuana testing lab accused of falsifying results

Another California cannabis testing lab has been accused by a former employee of misrepresenting marijuana potency numbers. The allegation emerged because of a legal dispute between Oregon-based Green Leaf Lab, which also has a facility in Sacramento, and competitor 2 River Labs, according to the Sacramento Business Journal. Only three months earlier, a different Sacramento marijuana […]

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California drops ‘bombs’ in updated draft of permanent rules for cannabis businesses

California’s proposed marijuana business regulations continue to evolve, this time in an updated draft of permanent industry rules released Friday by state officials.

The proposed rules – from the state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control, Department of Food and Agriculture and Department of Public Health – touch on areas including marijuana delivery, packaging and events.

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