Defining Hemp: Classifications, Policies & Markets, Part 1

The cannabis plant is an incredibly versatile plant used in numerous applications: construction materials, textiles, composites, bioplastics, food ingredients, phytochemicals, CBD products, and so much more. Or is that hemp? In this two-part series, Darwin Millard takes the reader down the hemp rabbit hole and discusses how the global market has evolved the definition of hemp over time and the challenges posed by trying to have your cake and eat it too. Millard proposes that we adopt policies for market protection of hemp products through standardization, not bifurcation of the cannabis plant.

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Leaders in Cannabis Formulations: Part 2

In this series of articles, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of industry scientists and executives leading cannabis formulation companies. In Part 2, Green chats with Jesse Lopez, CEO and Founder of Geocann, a global cannabis organization based in Fort Collins, Colorado with technical formulation expertise and the exclusive global rights to multi-patented drug delivery system technologies.

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Political & Corporate Lobbying Influences Emerge in Cannabis

Two new lobbying coalitions have emerged recently in the cannabis legalization movement, sparking some support, some backlash and mounting skepticism. One is backed by the Koch family and conservative thinktanks and another by the tobacco and alcohol industries.

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Recent Developments in Supercritical CO₂ Winterization

Green Mill Supercritical recently announced a technology advance that enables winterization onboard the extraction machine during extraction. In this article, Aaron Green interviews Jeff Diehl, Director of Marketing at Green Mill Supercritical, to learn more about the new process.

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Hardware Platforms in Cannabis: A Q&A with Mike McDonald, President and CEO of Ammonite

In this article Aaron Green sits down and interviews Mike McDonald, President and CEO at Ammonite, to learn more about their Dablicator™ oil applicator and Ammonite’s hardware platform strategy.

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The Craft of Extraction: Like Beer Making, It’s All About Control

American portrait photographer Richard Avedon famously declared that art is “about control,” describing the artistic process as “the encounter between control and the uncontrollable.” The same can be said for beer making and cannabis extraction. The more precisely you can control variables, the more options you’ll have for yourself and your customers.

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The Craft of Extraction: Like Beer Making, It’s All About Control

American portrait photographer Richard Avedon famously declared that art is “about control,” describing the artistic process as “the encounter between control and the uncontrollable.” The same can be said for beer making and cannabis extraction. The more precisely you can control variables, the more options you’ll have for yourself and your customers.

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