The USDA & Controlled Environment Agriculture: A Q&A with Derek Smith, Executive Director of the RII

In this article, Aaron Green interviews Derek Smith, executive director of Resource Innovation Institute (RII) to learn more about their recent proposal on controlled environmental agriculture (CEA) to the USDA and their involvement in supporting the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA).

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Think Your Cannabis Business Complies with Temp and Part-Time Employment Regulations? You Might Be Surprised

These often-overlooked regulations can lead to big challenges if you don’t pay attention. In this piece, Stacy Bryant details what you need to know about risks, regulations and compliance issues when it comes to temporary and part-time employment rules.

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GMPs & Cannabis Manufacturing

Kathleen May, Founder of Triskele Quality Solutions, provides a roadmap to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) compliance for manufacturers in the cannabis industry.

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THC Remediation of Hemp Extracts

A Track-n-Trace Nightmare: In this piece, Millard takes the reader step-by-step through a d9-THC remediation process, highlighting the need for a robust track-n-trace program for “hemp extracts.”

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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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