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Total Yeast & Mold Count:
What Cultivators & Business Owners Need to Know

By Parastoo Yaghmaee, PhD, Ziel

With the legalization of recreational adult use in several states, and more on the way, safety of the distributed product is one of the main concerns for regulators and the public. Currently, Colorado, Nevada and Canada require total yeast and mold count (TYMC) compliance testing to evaluate whether or not cannabis is safe for human consumption. As the cannabis industry matures, it is likely that TYMC or other stringent testing for yeast and mold will be adopted in the increasingly regulated medical and recreational markets. The goal of this article is to provide general information on yeast and mold, and to explain why TYMC is an important indicator in determining cannabis safety.

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European Cannabis News RoundupEuropean Cannabis News Roundup 2017
And Predictions For 2018

By Marguerite Arnold, MedPayRx

Europe saw big developments on the cannabis front all year. This includes country-by-country developments that include legalization of medical use and even plans to begin domestic production, no matter how delayed such plans have turned out to be. How reform will continue to roll out and shape the discussion however, is still a matter very much left up to individual European states. Cannabis legalization may become the first uniting issue of the new Deutsch ruling parliamentary coalition, whatever that is. In Spain, the cannabis question might yet be a play in simmering separatist tensions. Across the continent, legislatures are, for the first time in two generations, reconsidering what cannabis is, how it should be used, and what the penalties should be for those who use the drug either medicinally or recreationally.

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Cannabis-Infused Wine Comes to California in 2018Cannabis-Infused Wine Comes to
California in 2018

By Aaron G. Biros, Editor-in-Chief

Rebel Coast Winery announced this week the launch of the world’s first cannabis-infused, alcohol-removed wine. The company’s THC-infused Sauvignon Blanc, available only in California, will hit dispensary shelves in 2018. According to the press release, they plan to be fully compliant with California's new regulations for the cannabis industry, hence the lack of alcohol in the product, which is a requirement under the state's new manufacturing rules. They plan to co-package under a third party license and seek a Type N license for extraction with non-volatile solvents. Rebel Coast has partnered with a fully licensed outdoor grower, and is looking for an extractor that will be able to handle their volume needs. 

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