CA Regulators Warn Labs To Accurately Report Cannabis Results and More

In the days of the Armada, a fleet of warships, the scuttlebutt was the rumor or gossip that would spread throughout the ship. Today, Armada Law Corp presents The Scuttlebutt, a daily summery of news articles that people within the cannabis, hemp and plant medicine industries are chatting about along with links to the full articles.

In today’s news:


#psychedelics – “Psilocybin tea, wind chimes and a tie-dye mattress await those coming to an office suite in Eugene to trip on magic mushrooms. For roughly six hours, adults over 21 can experience what many users describe as vivid geometric shapes, a loss of identity and a oneness with the universe.

Epic Healing Eugene — America’s first licensed psilocybin service center — opened in June, marking Oregon’s unprecedented step in offering the mind-bending drug to the public. The center now has a waitlist of more than 3,000 names, including people with depression, PTSD or end-of-life dread.

No prescription or referral is needed, but proponents hope Oregon’s legalization will spark a revolution in mental health care.”


#cannabisindustry – “Twelve adult-use cannabis states have reported their dispensaries’ sales totals for August 2023, with these markets accounting for more than $1 billion in licensed transactions. The other eight states with adult-use retail programs have yet to report their most recent figures.

Headlining the dozen markets that promptly publish their sales figures, Michigan closed the books on yet another $276 million month as the nation’s second largest cannabis retail market. California, which averaged $361.6 million in monthly sales through the first half of the year, reports its sales figures on a quarterly basis.”


#cannabisindustry – “Officials in the U.S. Virgin Islands have been working toward launching a regulated cannabis market since voters approved medical cannabis legalization in the 2014, and last week, regulators took another step toward commercial production and sales.

The Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) announced Sept. 8 that the Virgin Islands Cannabis Advisory Board (VICAB) released draft rules for the medical and adult-use markets, kicking off a public comment period that runs through Oct. 10.

Lawmakers approved the Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act in 2018 to implement the 2014 voter-approved medical cannabis initiative, and although the VICAB approved final draft rules for the program in August 2022, the regulations were put on hold as the adult-use legislation made its way to Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s desk last year.”


#cannabisindustry – “The Maryland Cannabis Administration has announced that it will launch the first application round for cannabis business licenses will open on November 13 and will be exclusively for social equity applicants.

More than 175 standard and micro cannabis grower, processor and dispensary licenses will be available in the first round exclusively for social equity applicants.

The application round will be open from November 13 to December 12.”


#californiacannabis – “California cannabis regulators sent warning notices demanding that state-licensed testing labs accurately report test results or face stiff penalties, including potential license revocation.

The Department of Cannabis Control (DCC)’s Lab Division is initiating on-site inspections and confirming test results on flower and other cannabis products that already passed testing, according to an email notification that was sent Thursday to accredited labs and obtained by MJBizDaily.”

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