Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Med Marijuana Products Still on Hold

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the following statement. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) continues an administrative hold on a large number of medical cannabis products until retesting can be completed.  The administrative hold impacts only a portion of the medical cannabis products available throughout the state.  The specific circumstances leading to the hold remain under investigation by MSDH, but the retesting is to validate results related to the use of pesticides and presence of mycotoxins. There are no reports of illnesses related to the impacted products. 

MSDH is overseeing the retesting of the medical cannabis products.  Retesting is being conducted in licensed medical cannabis testing facilities with validated testing methods in place and approved by MSDH.  Retesting is being prioritized based on the type/category of medical cannabis products. For example, cannabis flower/bud will be tested first because it serves as the base for many of the products, followed by concentrates and infused products.  As batches of products are cleared, they will be removed from the hold, and be back on the market. Patients are encouraged to contact dispensaries to see what products are available. 

The Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program (MMCP) remains committed to upholding patient safety throughout this process.   

“Through the state’s seed to sale tracking system, the agency can isolate the batch and lot numbers associated with this administrative hold and expedite the retesting. The tracking system is an invaluable tool to assist with regulatory compliance and overall product safety,” said Laura Goodson, Director of the Mississippi Medical Cannabis Program. 

The Mississippi State Department of Health issued the initial hold on December 21, 2023.  

Kingfish note: There are several companies that test medical marijuana products. One such company is Rapid. The Health Department suspended the license to operate for Rapid Analytics, LLC until further notice. The agency ordered Rapid to stop testing all medical marijuana products pending "further investigation of the laboratory's methods and protocols." All products tested by Rapid were "quarantined." A source said the tests reported lower THC content than was actually in the product.



Anonymous said...

Seed to sale is BS. It doesn’t work. It’s a feel good piece of legal gobbledygook. If you want to know more then call the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and they will be glad to answer your questions.

Makes you go hmmm said...

Did the Revenuers ever sample the whiskey for concentration/proof during prohibition? Yeah, I didn't think so.

Anonymous said...

Oklahoma is always cited as the example because they’re a state run about as well as this shit hole. But it’s convenient for your anti-weed narrative, I get it. But MM is executed well in other non-shithole states; however many times you conveniently leave that out.

Anonymous said...

Reading this while toking a bowl of GG4.

Anonymous said...

5:48 - Seed to sale CAN work, like many things it depends on who is doing the working. Anyone that would use the Oklahoma (so-called) 'medical' marijuana program as the supporting basis for a claim is not starting from a reasonable beginning point.

Anonymous said...

God created cannabis. And called it good. Enough said.

Anonymous said...

Just wait in 24 it’s going to be moved to Sch.3. Might as well legalize it and let folks sell it taxed at the Liquor store.

Anonymous said...

I'm getting a contact high just reading this thread.

Anonymous said...

7:11 obviously you don’t know the weed biz. Even pro weed groups will tell you seed to sale is a joke. BTW: less than 25% of the weed biz made a profit in Q4 2022 nationwide. I doubt any biz in the Sip made a dime in 2023. The black market is thriving. People who smoke dope for some reason have a problem comprehending profit/loss. Credits on the left, debits on the right. Rinse and repeat.

Anonymous said...

Quite a few 'armchair practitioners' commenting, as expected. Experts all, right?

Very few, if any, enrolled who are knowledgeable regarding the program and its merits.

Anonymous said...

"If you want to know more then call the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and they will be glad to answer your questions."

Meanwhile, blogsters in Oklahoma are being advised to
"Call the Mississippi Public Safety Commission" if they want to know how to run a quality highway patrol program. They'll be glad to answer your questions.

Anonymous said...

New Mexico has legal pot now. There I a ‘dispensary’ on nearly every block. They raise millions in taxes. You’d think Mississippi would wise up and get in the legal pot tax game. Pot sells for $100 an ounce. I don’t know if that is a good price or not. And given Joe’s pardon of pot possession, I’d look for the feds to legalize it too.

Anonymous said...

@7:59 where are you getting weed for $100 an ounce? Never bought any right?

Anonymous said...

Med or rec, let’s get it in the store and on the shelves so the government, which runs everything else with such competence and efficiency, can rake in the tax bucks.

No good ever comes from weed in the end.

Steve said...

All you stoners that scream for pot dispenseries on every corner “cause it’s good for the economy “ are the same ones that scream against DUI check points

Anonymous said...

Mississippi State Department of Health is a joke.
It is political and takes orders from the governor.

Anonymous said...


God did not create bio engineered herb and dependent on grow lights and irrigation. Smoking ditch hemp more to your religious rationale, perhaps.

Anonymous said...

Keep spreading the pro dope lies:

When Proposition 64, California’s landmark cannabis initiative, passed in 2016, it had sold voters on the promise that a legal market would wipe out the drug’s outlaw business and the violence and environmental disaster associated with it.

Instead, it’s done the opposite.

The Dark Reality of Legal Weed in California

The Economics of Legal Weed Don't Work

Let alone, the disaster of inflaming the mental illness and crime crisis.

More and more of the long predicted disaster of idiots legalizing it. Dopes are dopes.

But we have the pathetic cheerleaders lying every day here: "It's not dope, it's Hope!!!!"


Anonymous said...

Interesting that so few, other than the department of health, mentioned safety as a priority.

A friend of mine lost a 17 yo nephew who smoked some pot “enhanced” with fentenal. His mom discovered him the next morning in his bedroom. At least MM solves the public poisoning problem.

And by the way, referendum is over. MM is here, and pot will be legal here in a few years if not nationally. You can’t fight gravity. Get over it.

Anonymous said...

I can get sub $80 ounces any day of the week in Colorado, not that I'd want that bottom shelf boof. $160 is the current market rate for top shelf out the door. Or better yet just grow your own with seeds and sunlight (or "bioengineering" as 10:03 put it, hilariously). No need for all that testing then...

You all in MS could stand to wise up on how the rest of the world actually works and lives. Or just keep your prohibition and dark fantasies and live bassackwards if you want. It's pretty dope having more freedom out here.

Anonymous said...

This has always been about recreational. And it will happen. Eventually.

Anonymous said...

December 27, 2023 at 7:56 PM, GOD, also, made poison ivy, and called it good, but he didn't tell me to roll around in it. Do you need me to go on, because I have a long list of things GOD made that aren't good for people to use?

GOD gave mankind an analytical train of thought to help protect mankind from harm. Some people don't use theirs. They aren't called stoners for nothing.

Anonymous said...

Stoners will stone. Right dude?

Anonymous said...

I agree 11:15.
I have no problem with MM just as I have no problem with God granting us free will. God gave us brains and we all make choices and live with the consequences.

Letting the government babysit us is overrated. I don't care if a person eats Poison Ivy to death or drinks themselves to death. I dont plan in partaking in the Devils Lettuce but I also dont care if others do.

I prefer to simply let adults be adults and let then also let them face the consequences of their actions.

Anonymous said...

Same old commenters. Same old worn out comments.

Anonymous said...

These products will be on hold for a loooong time. This testing company was basically making up numbers. Apparently a total fraud. Luckily it’s only about half the market here. Crappy luck for all the growers who trusted them.

Anonymous said...

Best delivery by smoke to lung or needle to vein? Both, plus tequila to gut. Wake up next to littered coffee table late morning to a breakfast of cold pizza remnants, mj roaches and 1/4 full bottles of warm beer. Is this Fantasy Oxford or The Fondren. Both, once high octane herb is legal.

Anonymous said...

"once high octane herb is legal"

You can really tell who the oulds are here.

I know you diaper-crappers think there is some new fangled "high octane" engineered weed because of a THC percentage you read about. Well percent don't mean much, and the weed was better 30 years ago anyway.

Please keep this comedy rolling.

Hookah said...

Do you have a copy of Reefer Madness on VHS?

Anonymous said...

11:15AM, I totally agree.

As for most of the posts here, though, they make my skin crawl. They remind me of a druggie cousin's funeral. None of her ex husbands or former lovers were there. The few people who showed-up, did so out of respect for her dead mother, or to glean favor from her industrialist uncle. Nobody actually mourned HER. Everybody was secretly relieved, that they'd never have her hitting-them-up for money, anymore.

When that cousin's pothead stepbrother died, a few years later, only his mother went to the funeral. No relatives from the Miami contingent, or the South Carolina contingent, or the Mississippi contingent... Just his mother, who'd lived the last quarter-century in poverty, after he'd bankrupted her.

Anonymous said...

I have dear friend from college that nearly ruined his life with alcohol. It was horrific and his parents and friends tried everything to get him help. Took his car away after many wrecks and DUIS, he would Uber to the Liquor store. He lost his high paying job and when his parents had enough of him hiding booze in their home, mere days after 3-4 stint in rehab they kicked him out.

I don't drink or smoke.

But I don't understand why making Marijuana legal is so awful. But alcohol is ok?
Booze is so easy to obtain and ruins so many lives. I am confused why the people that are so up in arms over this topic are so un-offended by Liquor.

Perhaps some sins become more acceptable with time and repetition.

Anonymous said...

This whole cannabis legislation was handled entirely wrong!
Medical marijuana should have been made available through a doctor's prescription just like any other medicine (with controls over the damn pharmaceutical criminal pricing structure).
Recreational marijuana should be regulated like alcohol.

Anonymous said...

As someone who’s indifferent to pot & drinking bourbon at most every opportunity, lemme tellya:

1) pot isn’t anywhere near as dangerous as booze

2) if alcohol were invented tomorrow, it would be illegal af

Anonymous said...

We tried outlawing alcohol. It didn’t work out too well.

Anonymous said...

My dispensary told me that 76% of the product leaving that venue is in the form of gummies, peanut butter candy and infusables that patients buy for pain relief.

So much for you limp-dickers wearing bow-ties and eating reception-shrimp, accusing all patients of sitting around cross-legged with roach clips and Hookas. Not everybody's goal in life is house-key swaps and scoring with a fake-boobed bottle-blonde.

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