How Private-Sector-Led Information Sharing Can Transform Cybersecurity in the Cannabis Industry.

In this article, veteran emergency preparedness and security professionals examine cyber security in the cannabis industry and showcase information sharing best practices that can provide a roadmap for the cannabis industry moving forward. The authors outline a strategy focused on three key pillars: Understanding the Threat, Assessing the Risks and Taking Action, and explain why Information Sharing & Analysis Centers/Organizations are valuable entities for any sector when developing threat security infrastructure.

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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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How to Build a Brand that Lasts After Federal Decriminalization

When it comes to choosing markets to get involved in, some choose to do it regionally and others seek out available markets regardless of geography or marketing segments. In Frank’s experience, organizing operations by region increases efficiency and profitability.

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European Cannabis is Starting to Look Like the US Market 10 Years Ago

While still a very immature market, Europe will follow its own path by acknowledging the failures and successes of other markets, blending them to form its own unique European model.

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First in the South – Virginia’s Legalization Focuses on Public Safety, Health and Social Justice

The criminal justice reforms and commitment to repairing harms related to past prohibition of cannabis are soon to be a present-day reality. Virginia is the first Southern state to take the path towards legal adult use cannabis. It is unlikely to be the last.

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Americans for Safe Access Accredited to ISO 17065

A2LA issued their first ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation in the cannabis market last week to Americans for Safe Access (ASA) for their “Patient Focused Certification.”

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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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Five Things Every Cannabis Business Needs Before They Open

From licensing and bank accounts to installing the right shelves, here are a few things you should know before you open your doors to the public. Obviously, there’s going to be a lot of other hurdles and requirements that come with starting a business – but by remembering these five things, you’ll be off to a much better start than many others.

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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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