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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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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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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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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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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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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New Mexico Poised to Legalize Adult Use Cannabis

Legislators in New Mexico have finalized a bill that establishes a regulatory framework for legalizing adult use cannabis sales. The bill heads to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s desk, where she is expected to sign it soon.

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