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Alaska’s Cannabis Market Almost Open, Just Waiting on Testing Labs

Nearly two years after voters legalized adult-use cannabis, Alaska still faces a few more hurdles before legal sales can begin.

State of the Leaf: Alaska’s First Legal Cannabis Harvest Just Began. It’s Already Stalled.

While campaigns in the U.S. gear up for elections, an Israeli company is developing a cannabis testing system that doesn't destroy samples.

Two Dutch Coffeeshops Now Offering Lab Results to Customers

Dutch cannabis sales are moving into the 21st century despite the industry’s legal status being stuck in a bygone era. Buds of dubious provenance may soon become relics of the past.

Washington State Officials Vow to Step Up Pesticide Testing

More than two years after Washington state launched legal marijuana sales, it's planning to test cannabis for banned pesticides more regularly.

Oregon’s Cannabis Lab-Accreditation Agency Is on the Verge of ‘Collapse’

A top official of the Oregon agency that accredits cannabis testing labs says it is overwhelmed — a situation that could derail the rollout of the state's adult-use program.

Hawaii Cannabis Dispensaries Can Legally Open, but None Are Ready

One big hurdle is the state hasn't certified a lab to test the dispensaries' products.

State of the Leaf: Hawaii Misses Dispensary Launch, and Washington MMJ Shift Sparks Alarm

Illinois expands its MMJ program, New York patients' slim options get even slimmer, and how exactly will Alaska get cannabis to consumers?

Alaska Cannabis Regulators Award First Licenses

Alaska regulators were applauded Thursday as they approved the first licenses for legal marijuana growing and testing facilities — another milestone for the fledgling industry.

The Shake: Hillary Clinton’s Latest Position and Tweaking the Cannabis Genome

Secret classes in Mexico show caretakers how to make cannabis medicine, Oregon will track products with microchips, and who won 4/20?

Washington State Issues Emergency Rules for Cannabis Testing

Facing questions over inconsistency in cannabis testing and fears that some labs have let contaminated cannabis to slip through the cracks, regulators announced emergency rules aimed at raising testing standards.

The Shake: California Could Test Drivers for Cannabis, and Has Vermont Legalization Hit a Wall?

Vermont's thoughtful push to legalize might've just hit a wall, a Washington testing lab is under fire, and a savvy lawyer says California cannabusinesses are missing the boat.

Cannabis Testing: The Importance of Independent Third Party Analyses of Cannabis Products

We take a closer look at the different types of cannabis product analyses: potency, terpenes, residual solvents, pesticides and microbial contamination.

Pesticides 101: Questions and Answers for Cannabis Patients and Consumers

Reports out of Washington last week confirmed what many suspected but few had publicly acknowledged: Colorado’s cannabis pesticide problem isn’t just Colorado’s problem.

The Shake: Blaming Cannabis for Car Crashes, Testing Fails Consumers, and Arizona Landlords Stink. Happy Friday!

There's contaminated cannabis on Washington shelves, a judge is bringing down the hammer on an 80 year old, and a new study says THC isn't as dangerous to drivers as previously thought.

To Combat Inconsistency, Washington Testing Labs Turn to Self-Policing

With state regulators taking a less aggressive stance on testing than in other markets, Washington testing labs want to hold each other accountable. Not everyone is convinced.