DEA Announces No Change in Classification of Cannabis Despite Mounting Research and Petitions

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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 […]

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CGA CALLS ON ALL GROWERS TO PARTICIPATE IN AGENCY SURVEY

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On Monday the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Medical Cannabis Cultivation Program (MCCP) launched an online survey. The MCCP is preparing to issue state cannabis cultivation licenses beginning in January 2018. CDFA is seeking to get a sense of how many applicants the State can expect to apply for licensure or use the Track […]

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NFL Players Push for Medical Cannabis as Safe Alternative to Opiates

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Recently, Baltimore Ravens tackle Eugene Monroe took to Twitter to call out NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for refusing to modify the NFL’s stance on Marijuana. Read the New York Times story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/16/sports/football/raven-calls-on-nfl-to-allow-marijuana-use-for-sports-pains.html?_r=1 Shortly after the story broke, Monroe donated $80,000 to researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania for studies to examine […]

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Introducing April Crittenden, President of Envirocann!

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As president of Envirocann, a budding cannabis certification agency, April Crittenden brings a wealth of knowledge regarding environmental stewardship and the USDA National Organic Program. April was the Senior Quality and Compliance Supervisor at California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) where she worked for almost a decade. In that role she crafted client communication systems, helped […]

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CannMed 2016

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SC Labs President and Co-Founder Joshua Wurzer to speak at Harvard Medical School It’s conference season and this year Massachusetts-based Medicinal Genomics is bringing together the best and brightest in cannabis for CannMed 2016, a two-day event at Harvard Medical School. Keynote speakers include Raphael Mechoulam, the researcher who discovered THC and Orrin Devinsky, the […]

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Beyond Aroma: Terpenes in Cannabis

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Skunky, fruity, floral, the bouquet of smells associated with cannabis can be highly diverse and varied from cultivar to cultivar. This diversity comes from the fragrant molecules found in cannabis called terpenes. There are over a hundred different terpenes found in cannabis, which have evolved with the cannabis plant as a defense mechanism against bacteria, […]

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SC Labs Featured in Weedmaps-Produced Documentary, “The Real Cannabis Culture.”

SC Labs is honored to be featured in this awesome mini-documentary produced by our friends over at Weedmaps.com! Check it out to hear our President, Josh Wurzer, talk about the evolution of the Cannabis Movement! {youtube}wNZTAMXwrQM{/youtube} Share on Tumblr SC Labs Featured in Weedmaps-Produced Documentary, “The Real Cannabis Culture.” January 17th, 2017Jane Stewart

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SC Laboratories Making Headlines

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SC Laboratories has been making quite the rounds lately in the news. At the end of last month one of our co-founders Alec Dixon came to the aid of legalization efforts in Costa Rica alongside Valerie Corral of the Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana (http://www.ticotimes.net/2015/02/24/marijuana-activists-push-legalization-of-medical-cannabis-in-costa-rica). About a week later we were also featured in the […]

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Cannabis and Memory

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We’ve all heard of the “forgetful stoner”, and while some of us have better recall after excessive indulgence, others may have more difficulties. This is due to the modulation of certain signaling events within the neurons of cannabis users and over time differences in the structures of the brain responsible for memory formation. This article […]

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Cannabis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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What is COPD?  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an illness characterized by increased production of mucus and chronic inflammation of the airways resulting in reduced respiratory capacity. The two primary forms of COPD are chronic bronchitis, which produces a long-term cough with mucus, and emphysema, which leads to the progressive deterioration of the alveoli, […]

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