The Emerald Cup and SC Labs, along with many other members of the Cannabis Community, have decided to put together a last-minute fundraiser to support the water protectors of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Please watch for donation stations at booths all around The Emerald Cup this weekend and help us show the world that the Cannabis Community Stands with Standing Rock!
We have recently made a significant upgrade to the instrumentation we use in our pesticide testing. Knowing what we know about the forth-coming regulatory climate in the California cannabis market, we decided to make a large investment in two brand new SCIEX 3500 triple quadropole mass spectrometers. The greater sensitivity and expanded list of compounds afforded by this new instrumentation will aid us in preparing and empowering our clients to meet and exceed the regulations placed on their businesses by the state of California by this time next year.
On Thursday, the United States government confirmed that Cannabis will continue to be classified as a Schedule I drug, grouping the plant in the same family as such scary substances as Heroin, Cocaine, and Meth.
DEA chief Chuck Rosenberg released a statement on Thursday explaining that a substance is classified as Schedule I when it “has no currently accepted medical use,” that’s recognized by the federal government.
Though this announcement came as no surprise to many advocates of medical marijuana and those fighting for re-classification of the substance, the decision seemed to invoke a collective sigh of exasperation from the cannabis community.
A silver lining may be found in the subsequent parts of the DEA’s announcement, in which the organization suggests it will take action to remove legal hurdles currently in place that are preventing groups from cultivating cannabis to be used for scientific research.