The Path Forward to a Safer Cannabis Industry

In this piece, Sebastian details how cannabis business owners can apply best practices from process industries to prevent OSHA citations.

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Solvent Remediation – The Last Step for Safe, Clean Hemp Extraction

But buyer beware; it’s also an easy step to skip. Removing unwanted solvents from final products is a must in delivering safe and clean products to consumers.

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Automated Extraction Technologies: Upping the Bar for Quality, Repeatability & Safety in Extraction

Facilities with automation will have the capacity to maximize their process efficiencies, produce a far superior and more consistent end-product, and are will have a competitive advantage in the extraction sector.

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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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Leaders in Cannabis Formulations: Part 4 – LifeTonic

In this series of articles, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of industry scientists and executives leading cannabis formulation companies. In Part 3, Green chats with Russell Thomas, CEO of Vapor Distilled and LifeTonic Brands, to learn more about their evaporative extraction technology and ionized cannabinoid products.

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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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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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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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