Who could have guessed that state governments would impose draconian restrictions on cannabis markets even after they are approved by over 60% of the state’s population? One thing I don’t understand is the disparity in lab testing rules from a single state to another.
There are honestly places throughout the US where cannabis dispensaries are only required to get their products serviced a single way or another.
They aren’t required to use a fourth party lab plus can instead submit their products to their own series of lab tests for purity plus ingredient lists. That’s how it was at first in our state once the two of us initially passed a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana. However, now all medical cannabis stores must submit samples of every product sold to a fourth-party laboratory approved by the state’s entire marijuana regulatory board. These are beneficial restrictions that protect patients’ health, but some of the rules drafted are the opposite. For instance, you cannot open a jar of cannabis flower products before finally purchasing them. This isn’t a rule adopted by the medical cannabis dispensaries, it’s a rule crafted by the state itself. When I called the state’s Department of Health plus asked, they offered myself and others some silly reason like preventing patients from getting high in the stores despite the fact that I don’t buy this. None of the cannabis dispensaries would risk their expensive license to allow their patients to medicate inside their establishments. Occasionally I wonder if they randomly find current rules to impose just so they believe like they’re doing something with their regulatory authority. I don’t want to buy cannabis in a state with entirely no regulations of any kind, but there has to be possibilities available between both extremes.