Sustainability in Packaging: A Q&A with Dymapak CEO Ross Kirsh

Ahead of his talk at the upcoming the Cannabis Packaging Virtual Conference, we sat down with Ross Kirsh, founder and CEO of Dymapak, one of the leading packaging manufacturers in cannabis, to learn about the industry’s plastic problems and how the brand is investing in environmentally conscious and sustainable solutions.

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Flower-Side Chats Part 9: A Q&A with Andrew Thut, Chief Investment Officer of 4Front Ventures

In this series, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of integrated cannabis companies and flower brands. In this Part 9, Green sits down with Andrew Thut, chief investment officer of 4Front Ventures, to learn about their business model, build vs. buy criteria and perspectives on industry trends.

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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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Mark Your Calendars: The Cannabis Extraction Virtual Conference

On June 29, 2021, Cannabis Industry Journal is hosting the Cannabis Extraction Virtual Conference. From Noon to 5pm EST, you’ll get access to five veterans of the cannabis extraction market.

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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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CBD Blending, Transportation & Supply – How Sustainable Manufacturing Can Improve Your Cost-Efficiency at all Stages

Rachel Morgan helps address the biggest challenges faced by CBD manufacturers and suppliers, answering some of the most frequently asked questions.

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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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Learning from the First Wave Part 2: California’s Cannabis Supply Chain and Vertical Integration, with a Grain of Salt

In this three-part series, cannabis lawyer and compliance expert Todd Feldman takes a look at how laws shape California’s supply chain, constrains business practices and affects the cost of doing business. In Part Two, we take a look at how regulation defines vertical integration in California.

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Canadian Lab Offers Vapor/Smoke Analysis

Complex Biotech Discovery Ventures (CBDV) has added an innovative testing solution to their repertoire of lab services: the vapor/smoke analyzer. In their lab embedded in the University of British Columbia, CBDV will now be able to offer clients the ability to test the very final stage of the plant’s lifecycle: the smoke that consumers inhale.

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Learning from the First Wave Part 1: How Law Shapes the California Cannabis Industry

In this three-part series, cannabis lawyer and compliance expert Todd Feldman takes a look at how laws shape California’s supply chain, constrains business practices and affects the cost of doing business. In part one, we find that the regulated cannabis market can only be understood in relation to the previous medical market as well as the ongoing “traditional” market.

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