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Marijuana testing of THC, Pesticides, Etc.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 April 2012 12:34 Written by Monday, 20 February 2012 05:06

The Werc Shop tests medical cannabis for levels of the psychoactive ingredient known as THC and a few dozen other compounds, as well as for contaminants like molds, bacteria and pesticides. The strains that pass muster are labeled Certified Cannabaceuticals, a trademarked term.

This is one of a dozen labs that have opened recently, in an effort to bolster an industry around medical marijuana and has produced a desire – to know what exactly is in the medicine.

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Regulation of SF Dispensaries Helps the DEA & Federal Prosecutors to Shut Them Down

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 April 2012 12:48 Written by Wednesday, 15 February 2012 04:41

VIA San Francisco Examiner (Feb 10, 2012):

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration has asked The City’s Department of Public Health to turn over records for 12 of San Francisco’s remaining 21 medical cannabis dispensaries, according to emails obtained by The San Francisco Examiner.

On Jan. 18 and again Jan. 27, Special Agent David White of the DEA’s financial investigative team sent emails to the health department asking for business licenses, health permits, ownership information and yearly inspection forms for the 12 dispensaries.

Last year, White requested information on five other San Francisco dispensaries, issuing a subpoena to obtain private information not normally released via a records request. The landlords of those dispensaries then received letters from U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag, who warned of property forfeiture and 40-year prison terms unless the dispensaries shut down.

John Entwistle notes: This story from the San Francisco Examiner is especially important because ASA is about to start collecting signatures for a medical marijuana Regulate, Tax & Control initiative which has at its core a requirement that every person involved in any commercial activity involving cannabis register themselves regularly with the State of California. If this passes the DEA will just develop a “Bust App” for their i-phones that will automatically fill out and send the subpoena for the state records and subsequent complaint. In all seriousness this is a good example of why the state really cannot follow through with these elaborate control fantasies without rescheduling cannabis first. We note also that 85% of our State Delegation to Congress and both our Senators are currently unwilling to help in the federal rescheduling effort.


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James Shaw Provides Alternatives to LA City Council

Last Updated on Friday, 24 February 2012 10:17 Written by The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients Wednesday, 1 February 2012 05:06

Our point in providing two example motions of alternatives that allow the City to regulate as if the Pack decision were published citable law is that it allows us to highlight the matter that our City Attorney is not accurate when he proclaims to City Council that he has received no input from patient advocates. There are now at least four alternatives from three advocacy groups that have been sent to the City Attorney’s office and probably also given to you. But what you apparently don’t know is that you can currently regulate with some version of the current ordinance.

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