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NY Cannabis Regulators Want TikTok to Allow Marijuana Education Ads, FDA Warns CBD Companies about Products for Animals, and Connecticut Changes the Allowable Amount of Yeast and Mold for MMJ

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NY Cannabis Regulators Want TikTok to Allow Marijuana Education Ads

Currently the popular social media app TikTok bans advertisements containing the word “cannabis”. But marijuana regulators in New York want the app to change that, as they hope to promote public education on their current steps toward legalization. Last week, the state’s Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) sent a letter to executives at TikTok requesting that they reconsider their advertising regulations concerning government officials and entities. The OCM hopes that the revision would permit cannabis regulatory agencies to openly post content about cannabis within the context of public safety and health. 

FDA Warns CBD Companies about Products for Animals

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent warning letters to four cannabis companies regarding their claims about CBD products. The letters claim that the companies were making unfounded claims about the benefits of specific CBD products that they have been marketing for animal use. The FDA says these products are illegally sold, and are considered “unapproved animal drugs” that have not yet been evaluated. The agency said there is a concern for the safety of the animals that consume the CBD, as well as individuals that consume any products from the animals, such as milk, eggs, meat, etc. 

Connecticut Changes the Allowable Amount of Yeast and Mold for MMJ

A Connecticut legislative committee changed the allowable amount of yeast and mold for medical marijuana. There are two medical cannabis testing labs for the state, and the adjustments will impact their results. Moving forward, there cannot be any traces of aspergillus in medical cannabis. The total count for other mold and yeast can be no more than 100,000 colony-forming units per gram. Officials also changed the permitted testing method itself, to a DNA-based test.