Compliance

March 29, 2017

Peak Potency — Lab Friendliness is back with a gusto!

I find myself becoming increasingly disgusted by a few of the obviously bad blatant things that are happening in Washington’s State-legal Cannabis industry under the watchful eye of it’s Regulators, Legislators and participants. Today, I am going to revisit one of these obviously bad blatant things— Laboratory Friendliness and Truthiness Friendliness and Truthiness by our Labs is being allowed to run unchecked by our Regulators and their tax, fee, and fine-collecting enforcement division. For background, see the series of articles I published on HI-Blog in late 2015. In that series […]
August 16, 2016

Porcine Ramblings: Cannabis Enforcement in WA

“You’re big and bad and scary — But people see through you” (Bruce Cockburn) As we approach the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Hempfest (North America’s Biggest and the World’s Best Protestival), I wanted to reflect briefly on some of the carryovers from the age when “The Man” routinely ruined the lives of it’s children by criminalizing their recreational and medical choices relating to Cannabis. First and foremost – we’ve come a long way, but the Herb is not yet legal.  Smoke a joint this weekend in front of Washington State […]
July 19, 2016

Is Cannabis Paying for Education?

I don’t know if Washington’s State-legal Cannabis market is actually paying for education today,  but the numbers are making me suspect that it clearly could be helping our Legislature to more adequately fund our educational system going forward. Author’s note:  the data below may corrupt children.  21+ only, please. (Please don’t call the number below (unless you have or suspect a poisoning, of course) …as it is likely the real number for the poison control people, since it’s a portion of the logo that they propose for edibles.  If it is a real phone […]
May 11, 2016

Friendly is as Friendly Does

Consumer power is the only thing that seems capable of increasing the credibility of the Cannabis testing results reported by Washington’s State-certified Labs. QA Work Groups and competent oversight will help, but it’s what consumers choose to purchase and where they choose to shop that is the ultimate key to solving what I view as the biggest current risk facing this market. Late last year, I posted a series of articles examining the Quality Assurance (safety) and Cannabinoid Profile (potency) testing allegedly conducted by the Labs certified to service Washington’s […]