Steep Hill Hawaii Launches, Receives ISO 17025 Accreditation: Spectra Analytical LLC, doing business as Steep Hill Hawaii, was the first cannabis-testing laboratory to be licensed by the State of Hawaii and opened for business on August 1st. Today the lab announced they received ISO 17025:2005 certifications in biological and chemical…

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Is There a Medical Cannabis Crisis Brewing in Germany?: There is a great deal to be happy about with medical cannabis legalization in Germany. This is the first country that has mandated insurance coverage of the drug – at least at the federal legislative level. However, as the government evaluates…

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Clear vs. Pure: How Fallacies and Ignorance of Extraction Misrepresent the Cannabis Flower: Demand for cannabis extracts, in particular vaping products, is at an all-time high. People want good oil, and they want to know something about the quality of it. It is therefore time to take a step back…

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Florida Medical Cannabis Market Growth Stymied By Red Tape: The demand for medical cannabis in Florida might be growing steadily, with patient numbers soaring, but that doesn’t mean the market will grow accordingly. Due to hampering regulations and a lack of state guidance, the industry in Florida is tiny and…

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What’s Happening on Capitol Hill? Part 2: A Bill-By-Bill Review: Since the first session of the 115th Congress convened on January 3, 2017, twenty-four cannabis reform bills have been introduced, fifteen in the House and nine in the Senate. All of them address in varying ways the puzzles that have…

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