What’s in a strain

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whats in a strain

What’s in a strain, and how do we know? Last Friday, May 20th, the scientific journal PLOSone published an article titled “The phytochemical diversity of commercial Cannabis in the United States” in which the authors describe their analysis of over 90,000 cannabis test results, asking the critical question: what’s in a strain? Confidence Analytics contributed to the research paper by … Read More

Policy Statement: Sell Down Period

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Policy Statement - sales to the max

A new draft Policy Statement was recently released by the WSLCB. Here’s the highlights: On April 2nd pesticide testing requirements go into effect for Washington state cannabis (i502). Retailers have a “sell-down” period until December 31st to clear their shelves of any product not tested under the new rules. Producers and processors have a “phase-in” period until September 30th to clear … Read More

CCRS Reporting: It’s alive!

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CCRS Reporting – It’s ALIVE! With more milestones are on the horizon. And much like Frankenstein’s monster it seems assembled from random body parts and regulatory hijinks, animated by the LCB. CCRS reporting has officially entered our lives eight feet tall and enormously strong but with the mind of a newborn.  This blog post is part of a series. See … Read More

CCRS Traceability – It’s A GO! Time to get ready.

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The Cannabis Central Reporting System (CCRS) – it’s a GO for December. This blog post is part of a series. See our other recent updates on CCRS traceability: CCRS – Approaching the new guidelines CCRS – More info released by wslcb Yesterday the WSLCB responded to an inquiry from the Cannabis Observer’s Gregory Foster. The Cannabis Observer reported: “November 17th … Read More

CCRS: more info released by wslcb

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In a quick follow-up to last week’s blog: things are moving… FAST and S-L-O-W… in the world of CCRS. In our commitment to share information, and keep folks  “in the know” here’s a couple things to report. For the FAST…. only THREE weeks to get ready. A WSLCB Bulletin entitled “How to Prepare for Success in CCRS” has been released … Read More

CCRS: Approaching the new guidelines

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What in the world is happening next month? Are you ready for CCRS? By: Bobby Hines, CTO; Lauren Wurth, EBC; Lara Kaminsky, TWC Coordinator; Stephanie Reilly, House Counsel; Nick Mosely, CEO New Chapters in Cannabis Traceability  Next month a new chapter will begin in Washington state as the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) takes the bold step of … Read More