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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ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation Falls Short for Cannabis Testing Laboratories

Kathleen May, founder of Triskele Quality Solutions, provides insight on where ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation may not be sufficient guidance for cannabis testing laboratories to operate in a compliant and safe manner.

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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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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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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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Clean Green Farming is Good for Cannabis

In this piece, Khalid-Al Naser makes his case for how Clean Green farming practices with regenerative and sustainable agriculture operations are beneficial for the cannabis industry.

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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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