Occupational health researchers at Colorado State University are drawing attention to worker safety and satisfaction in a young industry still finding its feet: legal cannabis.
The dominance of high THC, low CBD cannabis strains indicates how criminalisation and a lack of regulation steer the black market.
In 2016, Maine voters approved Question 1, the Marijuana Legalization Act, which made cannabis legal to possess and use. Retailers, according to the act, needed to wait to sell cannabis-based products, and the retailers are still waiting.
The report found that although positive steps have been taken to better regulate recreational cannabis in the state, further work is required.
By taking the process online, both existing and new researchers can submit their applications through a dedicated web portal, hopefully improving efficiency and security.
A group of emerging and established organizations within the California cannabis market have joined forces to offer education, perspective and a solution to the contaminated cannabis problem facing the State post-legalization.
The bill has been put forward as fears grow about the supply and use of illegal synthetic cannabis in the country.
According to recent data, the total economic output from legal cannabis will grow 150% from $16 billion in 2017 to $40 billion by 2021.
About 1 in 7 adult primary care patients visiting medical offices reported having used marijuana at least once in the past year.