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North Dakota specifies where state’s medical marijuana dispensaries can open

North Dakota has established eight regions for medical cannabis dispensaries in an effort to ensure qualifying patients have easy access to MMJ. The regions center on the state’s largest cities – Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Minot, Devils Lake, Jamestown, Williston and Dickinson. However, the dispensaries that eventually are licensed can be located anywhere within a […]

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Multistate marijuana testing lab company announces acquisition in California

Oregon-based cannabis testing firm Evio Labs said it’s acquiring competitor C3 Labs in Berkeley, California, which will give it a presence in the Bay Area to go with its labs in Southern California and north of Sacramento. Evio operates 10 testing labs in five states: four in Oregon, two in California, two in Florida and […]

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One of Michigan’s marijuana testing labs allowed to remain open

The only operating medical cannabis testing lab in southwest Michigan has received approval to continue operations while it undergoes the new state MMJ business licensing process. According to MLive.com, the town of Kalamazoo – where The Spott Laboratory is located – gave the business permission on Monday to keep its doors open while obtaining a […]

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Neo-Nazi charges spur Oregon marijuana lab executive’s exit

The founder and executive director of a state-licensed cannabis testing lab in Eugene, Oregon, is stepping down amid allegations she is a neo-Nazi supporter. Bethany Sherman also plans to sell the OG Analytical testing lab she founded in 2013, according to The Oregonian. Her actions follow allegations by a local Antifa group that she and Matthew L. […]

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Alaska to probe erratic cannabis potency results at state’s labs

A committee will look at issues surrounding the testing of marijuana products amid inconsistency in potency results from Alaska’s two labs, the state’s top marijuana regulator said. However, Erika McConnell, director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, told Anchorage TV station KTVA she couldn’t estimate know how long that process might take. During a […]

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Multistate marijuana testing firm expanding into Oregon

Steep Hill, one of the largest U.S. cannabis testing labs, is expanding into Oregon – a move that will give the company a presence in eight states. The California-based company has licensed its brand and testing technology to a local Oregon partner, Dr. Carl Balog, an anesthesiologist who already owns a medical toxicology lab, according […]

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First medical cannabis testing labs approved in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has approved two medical marijuana testing labs, marking another milestone for the state on its way toward rolling out a new MMJ program. Michigan-based ACT Laboratories and Pennsylvania-based Keystone State Testing received two-year licenses from the state health department, Pennlive.com reported. Both labs are in the final stages of building out their operations and are […]

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Second Ohio college steps forward to test medical marijuana

A second college in Ohio has put its name on the list to test medical marijuana. Central State University – a historically black college in Wilberforce, Ohio – has joined Hocking College in Nelsonville in applying for a permit to test cannabis for the state’s developing program, according to radio station WOSU. Central State is […]

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Nevada suspends Las Vegas marijuana testing lab’s license

A testing lab in Las Vegas has been temporarily shut down, a first for the state’s new recreational marijuana program. No reason has been given for the Department of Taxation’s decision to suspend G3 Labs’ business license on Aug. 24, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. A department spokeswoman indicated G3 Labs wasn’t in compliance but said […]

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Lab vies for Arkansas medical cannabis testing contract

At least one laboratory is throwing its hat in the ring to test medical marijuana in Arkansas. And with more than 300 applications submitted so far for the state’s five cultivation and 32 dispensary licenses, the MMJ program is starting to take shape. According to KATV, Little Rock-based Marygold Laboratories is planning to spend $1.1 […]

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Ohio to begin taking medical cannabis dispensary applications

Ohio regulators will soon be taking applications for the 60 medical marijuana dispensary licenses up for grabs in the state. Prospective dispensary owners will have a two-week window – Nov. 3-Nov. 17 – to submit their applications, The Columbus Dispatch reported. Each applicant will pay a $5,000 fee. License winners will fork out a $70,000 operating […]

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Week in Review: Nevada MJ consumption lounges, national cannabis testing & Maine rec rules

By Bart Schaneman, John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey A new legal interpretation says marijuana consumption lounges don’t violate Nevada law, U.S. senators are calling for national cannabis testing protocols, and Maine releases draft rules for its recreational MJ industry. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

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