Florida Sheriff’s Office Stops Using Cocaine Test Kit Due to Concerns of False Positive Results

October 2, 2023 · High Times

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has stopped using a particular brand of cocaine field testing kits after more than a decade due to an investigation by one of their detectives which revealed the kits potentially give false positive results. According to local news outlets in the area, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office issued a notice to all officers to immediately stop using the test kits after a detective learned that multiple over-the-counter medications caused the kits to show a positive reading for cocaine. JSO… Read more.

Michigan Removes Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing For Most Government Employees

October 2, 2023 · marijuanamoment.net

The era of pre-employment marijuana screenings for most would-be state workers in Michigan officially came to a close on Sunday as a code change approved in July took effect. The change is the result of an amendment unanimously approved in July by the Michigan Civil Service Commission, which also gives people who’ve already been penalized over positive THC tests an opportunity to have the sanction retroactively rescinded. Commission Chair Jase Bolger said at the time that the intention is to treat cannabis… Read more.

Yes, You Can Now Sell Moldy Weed to Consumers in Oregon – PS, Aspergillus Doesn’t Really Count

September 26, 2023 · Cannabis.net

The Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission has approved the sale and transfer of marijuana products that previously tested positive for Aspergillus, a mold variety that has prompted product recalls in various markets. This regulatory decision now enables the release of 2,500 pounds of cannabis and 65,000 infused pre-roll units, initially withheld due to mold concerns, for distribution through licensed channels, as detailed in a news release. In May, the Oregon Health Authority implemented fresh regulations for cannabis producers, enforcing a… Read more.

Is All Weed Tainted? – Over 90% of Black Market Weed Tests Positive for Pesticides While Legal Weed Cheats on Lab Results

September 10, 2023 · Cannabis.net

You may remember an article posted on Cannabis.net called, "Legal Cannabis is More Expensive But It is Lab-Tested and Safe, NOT!", where Colorado has seen a large amount of attempted cheating and work-arounds for cannabis samples to get approved as safe from their cannabis testing lab reports.  The premise highlights how everyone, including legal weed growers that have to have products tested, are trying to juice their already thin profits by using pesticides and other banned substances to ehance grow results. Is… Read more.

The End of Lab Shopping for the Highest THC Test Results? – Missouri to Require Labs Verify Each Other’s Results

August 30, 2023 · Cannabis.net

In the cannabis industry, there is a strong focus on producing highly potent products, leading to intense competition among producers. This presents a challenge for marijuana testing laboratories responsible for assessing the potency of these products. This issue has mainly emerged in regions like California and other states where cannabis is legalized. Josh Swider, the CEO of Infinite Chemical Analysis Labs, highlights this problem and suggests that Missouri should take note. In 2020, Swider started receiving requests from cannabis producers who wanted a guaranteed… Read more.