Washington state cannabis businesses enter unknown territory with no official seed-to-sale system
Washington state marijuana licensees are incurring added costs in man hours and paperwork now that theyre operating without a contracted state seed-to-sale system.
Nov. 1 marked the first day licensed Washington state marijuana businesses have operated without a traceability program, and its raising questions about the necessity of such systems.
BioTrackTHC, which had the contract with the state for three years, failed to reach an extension with Washingtons Liquor and Control Board LCB, and the agreement ended at midnight Oct. 31.
The LCB selected MJ Freeways Leaf Data S....
Week in Review: Massachusetts MMJ upgrades, WA tracking issues & possible Rhode Island expansion
Omar Sacirbey, Bart Schaneman and John Schroyer
Massachusetts aims to improve its medical marijuana program, Washington state cannabis companies could find themselves without a traceability system, and Rhode Island may try to expand its MMJ footprint.
Heres a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.
Benefits of clones
The Massachusetts health department resumed efforts to make changes to the states medical cannabis program that are mostly regarded as improvements.
Perhaps the most important change of the four proposals would eliminate a restriction that vertically integra....
MJ Freeways issues mount with more outages, delayed seed-to-sale program
MJ Freeway, one of the leading technology companies in the cannabis industry, continues to experience security and performance issues with its inventory tracking software.
The companys point-of-sale system failed multiple times over the past few days, forcing marijuana retailers nationwide to log transactions by hand or in some cases even close temporarily.
And just last week, Washington state regulators announced that MJ Freeways seed-to-sale tracking program Leaf Data Systems wont be fully functional by Oct. 31. Thats the date when MJ Freeway is scheduled to take ove....
Study: Cannabis Legalization Has Reduced Opioid-Related Deaths in Colorado
The objective of the study, conducted by researchers at the University of North Texas School of Public Health, the University of Florida, and Emory University, was to examine the association between Colorados legalization of recreational cannabis use and opioid-related deaths. To do this researchers used an interrupted time-series design 2000-2015 to compare changes in level and slope of monthly opioid-related deaths before and after Colorado stores began selling recreational cannabis. They also describe the percent change in opioid-related deaths by comparing the unadjuste....
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