HI-Blog

August 7, 2017

Consumer Alert: Potentially Dangerous Product

On Friday, I suggested in an e-mail to the LCB that all product that has been tested by PEAK Analytics should be pulled from the shelves of Washington’s State-legal Cannabis Retail Access Points. Almost 2 full working days (and a Seafair Weekend) later, I have heard nothing back from them and have seen no indication that they have instituted a product recall. I do not want consumers (or Patients) to get unduly worried, but the bottom line is that any product that has been tested by PEAK was not adequately […]
August 4, 2017

Pull PEAK-tested Product Now: A letter to the LCB

I just sent the following e-mail off to the LCB Board members and some key Staff. If any of you know Governor Inslee’s e-mail, would you mind either forwarding it to me or forwarding the following on to him (his website does not list an e-mail contact). The below, I believe, speaks for itself. In the meanwhile, PLEASE, if you value your health, DO NOT BUY ANY PRODUCT THAT HAS BEEN TESTED BY PEAK (until such time as RJ-Lee says they are good to go, that is). If I had […]
August 2, 2017

Now that PEAK is gone, who will earn the Pointy-Headed Lab Crown?

PEAK Analytics up in Bellingham (aka Lab 0015) apparently just had their certification suspended for reasons known only to RJ-Lee, the WSLCB, God, Allah, Buddha and, presumably PEAK (and Confidence Analytics). I suspect Homeland Security also knows … but they know everything in this country (except, apparently, where diversion is happening). I will reserve judgement on this decision by the LCB until I receive the public records detailing WHY PEAK (and, in the day, Testing Technologies) have been so sanctioned. That should be in the next two – three weeks. […]
July 25, 2017

Where to Find Terpestival Winners – Top Retail Access Points

Last Saturday, CASP (The Cannabis & Social Policy Center) put on the 3rd annual Terpestival in Seattle down in SODO. – with the help of the wonderful Lara Kaminsky and a growing rank of helpers and sponsors of this most worthy non-profit. Flower samples and concentrate samples were evaluated using a combination of the levels of key Terpenes (quantified by the more-ISO-certified-than-most Medicine Creek Analytics) and the subjective ratings of quality by a panel of knowledgeable judges (flavor/taste/effect-type quality). A number of awards were given in various categories (including a […]