October 27, 2017

Traceability Meltdown in WA – A poem titled Communication Breakdown

A satirical, sarcastic poem that is part of my fantasy world and is completely disconnected with reality (aside from some proper nouns employed to anchor key sections).  Consider this part of my humorous response to the shitshow that is in the process of going down in Washington’s State-legal Cannabis industry.  Keep an eye on HI-Blog over the next few days.  I will be posting some short articles on the possible risks and benefits of the Great Traceability Meltdown of 2017. Communication Breakdown A fantasy poem about felony angst on Halloween […]
October 25, 2017

Traceability Meltdown in WA – Tax Implications

Over the past week, a new phase of the transition between BiotrackTHC and MJFreeway as Washington’s Cannabis Traceability database provider has been unfolding. As of yesterday, the LCB has made clear that online access to an approved central traceability database will cease at midnight Halloween Eve.  MJ-Freeway and other stakeholders (the LCB and their paid consultants) will now be granted 2 additional months to get their system working. This is unfortunate, and will impact a number of users negatively (particularly those currently using the free version of Biotrack’s reporting application).  […]
August 14, 2017

Risk Assessment Methods

Over the past 10 days, I have posted on HI-Blog relating to the recent suspension of the certification of PEAK Analytics to test State-legal Cannabis in Washington. Those posts and subsequent communications have alerted the WSLCB, the public, and industry participants to the exposure risk stemming from the continued availability of PEAK-tested product in Retail Access Points. They also allude to the non-zero risk of morbidity and mortality associated with such exposure. Some of the comments I’ve seen relating to my work regarding PEAK’s inadequacy in testing for “Total Coliforms” […]
August 11, 2017

PEAK Analytics: The LCB Response

Aside from a (likely temporary) license suspension, the LCB appears satisfied with how they are handling the result of PEAK Analytic’s recent audit. They responded to me this morning regarding their position that no recall of PEAK-tested product is necessary. The risk to consumers is something that they either do not recognize or that does not rise to the threshold they view as necessary for action protective of Washington’s consumers of State-legal Cannabis. If find this unfortunate and worrisome. Oh well, at least I tried. Here is the response from […]