This article highlights the areas where Illinois could make improvements in order to establish a more efficient and effective medicinal cannabis treatment program.
New legislation brought in by the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division, in effect from August 1st, requires mandatory pesticide testing on all strains of cannabis flower and trim that is sold in the state adding increased testing costs for producers.
Two cannabis testing facilities have now been issued provisional licenses in the state but the debate over their differing approaches to microbiological contamination testing continues.
This development comes at a disruptive time for UK cannabis regulations, as the drug has only recently been moved to a schedule 2 classification under the 2001 Misuse of Drugs Regulations act, allowing clinicians to prescribe it by the fall.
It is reported that these failures are due to both the mislabeling of products and contamination from pesticides, bacteria, and processing chemicals.
A member of the United States House of Representatives has submitted a bill to Congress which, if passed, would allow legal cannabis users to become federal employees.
A list of the proposed rule changes is expected to be published on or after October 31 2018 and will address issues like THC serving limits, packaging requirements, and contaminant testing.