In a win for hemp farmers, the final rule widens the margin of error for THC levels in hemp plants before a cultivator is declared criminally negligent. However, several high-profile sticking points remain, including some guidelines on sampling.
Responding to Analytical Cannabis, ProVerde president Chris Hudalla explained that the Maine lab was “in operation before there were any requirements or mechanisms for licensing of marijuana testing laboratories in Maine.”
The researchers also found that tobacco smokers, and those who smoke a mixture of cannabis and tobacco, had elevated blood levels of acrolein, which is linked to an increased risk of developing heart disease.
Any consumer in possession of such a product has been advised by the Colorado Department of Revenue to return it to the initial retailer.
The Jersey-based company has become the second cultivator in the British Isles to be licensed by the UK Home Office to grow pharmaceutical-grade cannabis for profit.
Following a two-year longitudinal study, the researchers concluded that cannabis withdrawal should be considered on a scale of severity, rather than as distinct subtypes of withdrawal syndromes.
The adult-use cannabis extracts and pre-rolls initially failed state testing requirements and are considered unsafe for consumers.
The clinical trial found that Epidiolex can reduce the number of seizures in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) by around 50 percent, compared to baseline levels.