Marijuana Testing Lab News

Marijuana labs adding tests targeting vitamin E acetate in response to vaping health scare

Cannabis testing labs around the country are adding more specific tests targeting an additive that’s been linked to the string of recent illnesses and deaths health authorities say are related to marijuana and tobacco vaping devices. Although no definitive cause of the vaping-related issues has been identified, early reports have targeted the additive vitamin E […]

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TruTrace Technologies, Deloitte ink cannabis tracking deal

Toronto-based TruTrace Technologies, which registers and tracks intellectual property in the marijuana industry, has formed an alliance with consulting giant Deloitte to ensure product safety and efficiency. TruTrace will use its StrainSecure system through the collection of plant-testing data. Subsequent information will be stored in a database designed to ensure intellectual-property protection and strain validation. […]

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Michigan officials issue marijuana recall for four products

The Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency issued a health bulletin recalling four cannabis products because of an ongoing investigation of an MJ testing lab whose business license was suspended last month. All four products apparently failed testing standards, one for a pesticide and three for heavy-metal contamination. The four products being recalled are: RSO Syringe Monster X […]

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Colorado to require mycotoxin testing for cannabis concentrates

Colorado regulators will require medical and recreational marijuana concentrates to be tested for mycotoxins beginning in September. The state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division sent a notice to the industry that, beginning Sept. 15, any concentrates made from marijuana on or after that date that failed microbial contaminant testing will be tested for mycotoxins. “Mandatory medical and retail […]

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Michigan shutters medical marijuana lab over alleged health, safety violations

Michigan regulators suspended the license of a medical cannabis testing facility after determining that the health and safety of patrons or employees were jeopardized. The Marijuana Regulatory Agency released a complaint alleging bulletin detailing the suspension of Iron Laboratories. The complaint alleges several violations regarding the company’s facility in Walled Lake, where Michigan-based Iron Laboratories tests for […]

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Downturn in California lab-tested marijuana batches adds to confusion over state’s supply chain

The number of marijuana product batches undergoing laboratory testing in California has dipped in recent months, sparking worries among some industry officials over the health of the state’s cannabis market and the possibility that product supply is dwindling. But several insiders also were careful to note it’s too early to reach any conclusions based on […]

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Marijuana investor grants Harvard, MIT $9 million to study MMJ

A major cannabis industry investor has made what is thought to be one of the largest private donations to study marijuana’s health effects. It’s a move that could prove beneficial for the cannabis industry at large by spurring research in the United States and perhaps increasing medical marijuana’s acceptance among physicians. Charles R. Broderick, managing […]

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$420M raise sets US cannabis industry record, Bank of America begins marijuana coverage, MedMen exec turnover & more of the week’s top MJ news

Vaporizer company Pax Labs boasts a record funding raise, Bank of America kicks off coverage of the marijuana sector, more MedMen execs bid the company adieu – plus other important news from around the cannabis industry. Pax sets record for U.S. cannabis firm raise Pax Labs, a San Francisco manufacturer of vape pens, raised $420 million, […]

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Michigan urges medical marijuana retailers to test vape cartridges for lead

Michigan regulators want medical marijuana dispensaries to test vape pens on their shelves for heavy metals. Some cartridges recently were found to contain lead contamination. State officials are concerned especially with cartridges made of metal, citing a Johns Hopkins study on metal leaching issues, according to MLive.com and a state bulletin. For additional details, click […]

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