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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ASTM International Launches New Subcommittee

The global standards organization has launched a new subcommittee, D37.92, aimed at facilitating the exchange of ideas and information between policymakers, regulatory bodies, scientists, stakeholders and the public.

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Cannabis Manufacturing Considerations: From Raw Materials to Finished Goods

Facility design and construction is a complex task to tackle when building a new manufacturing facility. In this piece, Kathleen May and David Vaillencourt detail the most important considerations when it comes to building a facility, from raw materials and utilities to process flow and further expansion.

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Challenges with Process Scale Up in Cannabis/Hemp Extraction

Process scale up is a challenging endeavor in many industries, but it is even more challenging in the cannabis/hemp industry. What equipment you use, what parameters you implement, and what solvents and reagents are involved are all contributing factors to the scalability of your process. In this piece, Darwin Millard explores the common mistakes made during process scale up and how to avoid them.

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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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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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Cannabis & Chemicals: Why Glove Sourcing is Vital

Focusing on quality in the cannabis industry doesn’t just mean quality in cannabis, it should also speak to the quality of your supplies, equipment and materials. In this case study, an FDA-compliant food grade glove was the cause of a cannabis product recall.

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The Ten Biggest Mistakes When Building a Cultivation Facility

Here are ten of the biggest and most common mistakes that companies tend to make when building out a new cannabis cultivation facility.

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