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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Charlotte’s Web Poised for Canadian Expansion

Charlotte’s Web Holdings announced this week that they have just been approved for registration on Health Canada’s list of approved cultivars for 2021, allowing the company to bring their proprietary high-CBD strains into the country.

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Canopy Growth Signs U.S. Distribution Deal

The foot-in-the-door agreement between Canopy Growth and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits will allow Canopy Growth to distribute their CBD beverage portfolio in the United States, also signaling the benefits of their relationship with Constellation Brands coming to life.

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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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Flower-Side Chats Part 3: A Q&A with Harvey Craig, CEO Harvey’s All Naturals and Co-Founder of Boot Ranch Farms

In this series, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of integrated cannabis companies and flower brands. In Part 3, Green chats with Harvey Craig, CEO Harvey’s All Naturals and co-founder of Boot Ranch Farms, to learn more about their sustainable farming practices and how they process their material for wellness products.

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How to Develop Quality Cannabis Products with Advanced Analytical Testing

A thorough cannabis product development process goes far beyond extracting and packaging. In this piece, Clarke and Lin detail four key stages in the product development lifecycle, from flower to consumption.

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Is Your CBD Product Verifiably Natural?

In this piece, Turner describes the applicability of Carbon-14 testing as an option for R&D and quality assurance teams in the CBD industry to measure the percentages of CBD extract in their products that is derived from natural sources. This can be used to authenticate the naturality of products and verify ingredients don’t contain synthetic adulterants.

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Reduce Environmental Impact of Cannabinoid Production Through Biosynthesis

In this op-ed, Maxim Mikheev argues that using biosynthesis to produce cannabinoids could be more environmentally sustainable than commercial scale cultivation.

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Cannabis Registry Reality Check: Privacy Must be Paramount

States across the US are grappling right now with how to securely implement new cannabis patient registries amidst increasing data breaches and patient privacy concerns. Addressing those privacy concerns and HIPAA compliance is only the beginning.

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Mark Your Calendars: The Cannabis Cultivation Virtual Conference Returns

On March 23, 2021, Cannabis Industry Journal is hosting our annual Cannabis Cultivation Virtual Conference. From Noon EST to 5 pm, you’ll get access to nine veterans of the cultivation market.

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