Controlled Environment Agriculture: An Interview with Sam Andras

In this article, Aaron Green interviews Sam Andras, AIA, principal of MJ12 Design Studio and executive vice president of Professional Services at urban-gro (Nasdaq: UGRO) to learn more about his path to the cannabis industry and controlled environment agriculture.

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Cannabis Recalls: Lessons Learned After Three Years of Canadian Legalization

Many of the leading causes for cannabis recalls in Canada since legalization can be avoided with production and quality controls to reduce labelling errors and prevent product contamination.

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Best Practices for Training New Hires and Documenting Operations

Operational chaos in the cannabis industry is the result of rapid growth, mergers and acquisitions, and high levels of employee turnover. For those operators wanting to prioritize operational excellence, this piece will show you how to get control of changing SOPs, employee training and documenting operations, important first steps towards attaining operational excellence.

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ASTM Proposes New Standard on Change Control Process Management

The new standard is being developed to address change control process management for the cannabis and hemp industry.

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Reducing Cross Contamination in Your Lab

Labs have long dealt with the threat of cross contamination, which leads to reduction in test accuracy and turnaround time, ultimately costing both the lab and the grower significantly.

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Quality Systems 101: CAPA Programs Drive Improvement & Prevent Costly Mistakes

When things go wrong in our imperfect business and world, how do you address them? A CAPA program can help businesses identify problems, their causes and offer solutions for preventing future problems.

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Designing Precision Cannabis Facilities: A Case Study

In this case study, we take a look at Onyx Agronomics and how they were able to design a particularly efficient indoor facility capable of cultivating cannabis at 2.7 grams per watt from every square foot of canopy, with some help from Ascendant Management.

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ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation Falls Short for Cannabis Testing Laboratories

Kathleen May, founder of Triskele Quality Solutions, provides insight on where ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation may not be sufficient guidance for cannabis testing laboratories to operate in a compliant and safe manner.

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How ERP Tech Helps Companies Manage Traceability & Process Control

With ERP software, cannabis businesses can keep track of plants, patients and regulations. It can also help cannabis businesses better manage their production schedule, material requirements planning, accounting, purchasing, inventory management and document generation.

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Clean Green Farming is Good for Cannabis

In this piece, Khalid-Al Naser makes his case for how Clean Green farming practices with regenerative and sustainable agriculture operations are beneficial for the cannabis industry.

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