User-Generated Data Brings Revenue: It’s Time for the Users to Get Some

In this op-ed, Dr. Roggen et al. propose a system for websites like Leafly that would allow its users to share revenue from their content and personal data, enabling a higher sense of trust, credibility and ultimately more value for every stakeholder involved. Using NFTs, they suggest consumers in the cannabis industry could generate a product and benefit from it too.

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ASTM Introduces Retail Cybersecurity Standard

The proposed cannabis standard introduced by ASTM International will set up protocols for cybersecurity in dispensaries.

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The Importance of Smart Cannabis Packaging

Technology in cannabis packaging is advancing. Blockchain-supported tracking, QR codes and authenticity markers can help companies keep track of supply chain logistics and prevent counterfeiting simultaneously.

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Lab Shopping: Highlighting the Need for Checks and Balances in Cannabis

Josh Swider, Co-Founder of InfiniteCAL, shares his concerns regarding labs working more like profit centers than public safety agents.

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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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A Q&A with Matt Hawkins, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Entourage Effect Capital

In this article, Aaron Green sits down with Matt Hawkins, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Entourage Effect Capital to learn more about his investment philosophy and get his perspective on recent trends in the cannabis industry.

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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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Integrating a Culture of Quality Into the Cannabis Industry

Cannabis businesses know that compliance with state regulations are critical to surviving, but overlook the benefits of a quality management system that can allow them to thrive.

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