FEDERAL

Medical marijuana, hemp protections included in federal spending bill

Bipartisan $1 trillion omnibus bill includes pot policy provisions previously known as “Rohrabacher-Farr” amendment
http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/05/01/medical-marijuana-hemp-federal-spending-bill/78700/

Here’s the link to the The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017  be warned it is a 1000 PP + pdf document
https://rules.house.gov/sites/republicans.rules.house.gov/files/115/OMNI/CPRT-115-HPRT-RU00-SAHR244-AMNT.pdf

Marijuana Times Op Ed: National Group of Prosecutors Seems to Know Little About Marijuana Legalization

National Group of Prosecutors Seems to Know Little About Marijuana Legalization

MAINE

Chart: With recreational marijuana sales on the horizon, Maine’s MMJ program surges

 

NEW YORK

NY MMJ Providers Sue Health Department Over Plans to Add Licensees

OHIO

Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Cultivator Application Webinar and Q&A

http://medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov/News?articleID=46

WASHINGTON

Leafly Investigation: Is Washington’s Top Cannabis Lab Inflating THC Numbers?

https://www.leafly.com/news/industry/leafly-investigation-washingtons-top-cannabis-lab-inflating-thc-numbers

recent complaint submitted to regulators at the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) by a group of industry members accuses Peak Analytics, the state’s largest cannabis testing lab, of consistent and large-scale inaccuracies. The complaint alleges that Peak has been sweetening its THC content tests—reporting artificially high THC levels—and rejecting an abnormally low proportion of cannabis samples for microbial contamination.