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A Few AZ MMJ Laws in the works & Going Into Effect In 2020

Here are some of the changes for 2020: A licensed laboratory will need to test products from growers and distributors by Nov. 1, 2020. SB 1494 reads, in part, that dispensaries must test “marijuana and marijuana products for medical use to determine unsafe levels of microbial contamination, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, growth regulators and …

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Testing Advisory Council Wants You!

“Senate Bill 1494 requires the Department to establish an advisory council to provide recommendations to the Department regarding medical marijuana testing. The Department is required to submit a report of the advisory council’s findings and recommendations by December 31, 2019.” When SB1494 passed, it passed not only a 2-year mmj cards but passed mandatory testing …

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Doubling Up: Certification Clinics React to Two-Year Card Extension

BY MIKEL WEISSER Even though it was kept under the radar until after Governor Ducey signed it, the two-year card provision of SB1494 seems like it had to be good news for all involved. Patients get their annual cards extended to two years, literally cutting their card costs in half. DHS saves on their administrative …

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Passing the Test, part 6: Patient Zero–How Jim Morrison’s Errl Cup Sparked the Testing Movement

BY MIKEL WEISSER No, before you ask, Jim Morrison is not dead. And, “Errl” isn’t misspelled either, thank you very much. What Morrison’s brainchild, The Errl Cup, is however, is Arizona’s most popular, more important medical marijuana event series. This July 13th in Northern Phoenix the festivities will kick off on Morrison’s eighth Errl Cup …

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Passing the Test, Part 2: Basic Primer on Testing and Its Many Incomprehensible Terms

passing the test part 1

BY MIKEL WEISSER 61 Tons, one gram at a time When you or I “sample” or “test” cannabis, it usually involves twisting one up and burning it down. That process is called “organoleptic testing,” meaning tested based on tasting. (And that’s just one testing-related word you didn’t know you didn’t know.) Aside from the weed, …

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