#californiacannabis – “On July 8, California’s Department of Cannabis Control (“DCC”) issued draft regulations looking to standardize cannabis testing across the state. According to a statement, the DCC issued the proposed regulations in reaction to concerns about cannabis potency inflation and “laboratory shopping,” by cannabis businesses looking to secure THC levels that may be higher than what is actually contained in the cannabis flower or product. These new regulations would standardize the ways in which licensed cannabis labs in California can conduct their cannabinoid testing.
would require cannabis labs in California to use specific standard operating procedures and verify the test methods used prior to conducting a test. These new regulations would go into effect by July 1, 2023….
As California is working to unify standards within the state, the National Cannabis Laboratory Council (“NCLC”) is working to nationalize lab standards throughout the 38 states that are currently regulating cannabis for medical or adult use. The NCLC proposed a unified approach to testing based on both data from participating laboratories and scientifically recognized standards, and recently released a white paper entitled Standardizing Cannabis Lab Testing Nationally.”
#californiacannabis – “Both proposals call for the city to license one retail cannabis storefront and one delivery-only business. The plan by Austin and Pearson would allow another storefront and delivery service after two years. Both plans would require a business to donate at least $300,000 to community programs over five years, among other conditions.
Under the Otter plan, a license would require an “owner who resides in Sausalito and either owns 20% or more of the business or owns more than 1% and is directly involved in the business,” according to a city summary.
Under the plan by Austin and Pearson, a business would need to have “an owner with equity of 10% or more who was convicted or arrested for a cannabis crime prior to the legalization of marijuana in California, or who has a household income of less than 60% of the area median, or who lived for at least five years between 1980 and 2016 in an area disproportionately impacted by cannabis criminalization,” the city said.”