Mandatory pesticide testing is coming to Washington State

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Following the lead of other Adult Use markets like Oregon and Colorado, the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is on track to create new rules that would implement pesticide and heavy metal testing for all marijuana product sold in the Washington marketplace. The public comment period for the rule making closed on Oct. 24th,…

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Occupational Health and Safety is coming for the cannabis industry.

What is Occupational Safety and Health? It is sometime known by other terms, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Workplace Safety, and sometimes just OSHA, the acronym for the federal agency that regulates worker safety. Generally, it refers to the rules that employers must follow in order to ensure they are creating a safe place for…

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Process Safety Management and Cannabis Extraction

One of the things we learned at the occupation health and safety conference in Bend is that cannabis extraction facilities have some of the most complicated and dangerous facilities in the marijuana industry. In hydrocarbon, super critical CO2, and alcohol extraction, the presence of flammable and/ hazardous gasses, sometimes under high pressure, create a very…

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