At Delic Labs, We Have a Dream: A Cannabis Better Future

In this piece, the folks at Delic Labs propose a guide, the Cannabis Better Future (CBF) concept, that illustrates the different pillars the cannabis industry should adopt to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the industry.

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FDA Issues Warnings on Delta-8 THC Products

Following hundreds of poison control center calls and a number of hospitalizations, the FDA published a consumer update and warning to the public on the potential health risks associated with consuming delta-8 THC products.

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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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How Effective is Your Internal Auditing Program?

How effective is your internal assessment program to proactively identifying and mitigating business risks? In this piece, Vaillencourt addresses common questions that cannabis businesses ask when developing an audit program and provides some tips for staying on top of self-assessments to avoid costly compliance fines.

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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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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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New Guidance on Waste Disposal for Hemp Producers

On January 15, 2021, the USDA published its final rule on US hemp production. Producers will not be required to use a DEA reverse distributor or law enforcement to dispose of non-compliant plants. Instead, producers will be able to use common on-farm practices for disposal.

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Due Diligence for Suppliers & Cannabis Supply Chain Partners

Ensuring accountability across the supply chain means selectively choosing partners who share the same values of integrity and professionalism. Compliance affects most everyone in the supply chain and the loss of any operator hurts the entire industry.

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