A worker at a cannabis production facility.

Missouri cannabis regulators target ‘lab shopping’ in new rules

BY: - August 22, 2023

This story first appeared in the Missouri Independent. In the marijuana industry, they say potency is king. Producers all over the country are competing to put the most intoxicating product on the shelves. And that can leave the labs who test these products in a tough spot. At least, that’s been the case in California […]

A marijuana dispensary in Minnesota.

Pot smell and safety concerns ignite disputes over public smoking

BY: - August 9, 2023

Carl Sack is no fan of marijuana. He tried smoking once in high school and hasn’t touched it since. And he doesn’t just dislike the clouds of pot smoke he encounters around Duluth, Minnesota — he hates them. “I can’t stand to be around the stuff,” he said. But he’s still adamantly opposed to local […]

A line at a Maryland dispensary.

As more states legalize pot, their uneven safety rules can pose a risk

BY: - July 7, 2023

Amid the growing acceptance and legalization of cannabis use across the country, a concerning reality has emerged: The state-by-state patchwork of safety regulations can leave marijuana consumers wandering through a haze of uncertainty, exposing them to potential risks. Under federal law, marijuana is illegal — period. So, it’s up to individual states to determine their […]