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NCIA Publishes Environmental Sustainability Recommendations

NCIA Publishes Environmental Sustainability Recommendations

Earlier this week, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) published its recommendations for improving environmental sustainability in the cannabis industry. The report, titled Environmental Sustainability in the Cannabis Industry: Impacts, Best Management...

The Cannabis Industry, After the Election

The Cannabis Industry, After the Election

While the 2020 Presidential election didn’t exactly end up in a clear landslide victory for the Democrats, there is one group that did well: the cannabis industry. The results clearly show that the expansion of cannabis is a recognizable part of today’s society across...

Leaders in Infused Products Manufacturing: Part 3

Leaders in Infused Products Manufacturing: Part 3

Cannabis infused products manufacturing is quickly becoming a massive new market. With companies producing everything from gummies to lotions, there is a lot of room for growth as consumer data is showing a larger shift away from smokable products to ingestible or...

Being an American Cannabis Entrepreneur in Europe

Being an American Cannabis Entrepreneur in Europe

I have heard everything from “No one in their right mind would spend the energy in Europe when the U.S. has the most developed infrastructure in the world and $13 billion in sales” to “Is it even legal there?”. And yes, when you come from the West Coast cannabis...

Trichome Analytical Accredited, DEA-Registered

Trichome Analytical Accredited, DEA-Registered

In a press release sent out this week, Trichome Analytical, based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, announced two new developments for their business: They have achieved ISO 17025:2017 accreditation and they are officially registered with the DEA for hemp compliance...

Cannabis Won Big: A Post-Election Analysis

Cannabis Won Big: A Post-Election Analysis

Editor’s Note: We will update this article as more votes get counted. While the dust continues to settle on the presidential and congressional elections, cannabis legalization is emerging as a clear winner across the board. Five states had initiatives on the ballot to...

Cannabis Sweeps: AZ, MS, MT, NJ & SD Approve Legalization

Cannabis Sweeps: AZ, MS, MT, NJ & SD Approve Legalization

Five states had cannabis reform on the ballot yesterday for the 2020 election: Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota. All five ballot initiatives won by a clear margin, with some races ending in landslides. Stay tuned for coverage on congressional...

2021 Trends: Nine Developments in California’s Cannabis Market

2021 Trends: Nine Developments in California’s Cannabis Market

While we’re pleased to report that 2020 is almost over, 2021 will be a mixed bag. New jurisdictions will open their doors to cannabis and consumption will continue to rise, but competition from new operators and illicit supplies will increase. As California’s cannabis...

Metrc Gets West Virginia Contract

Metrc Gets West Virginia Contract

According to a press release published earlier in October, Metrc has won the seed-to-sale traceability software contract for West Virginia. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health, Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) made the...

How GW Pharma Won CBD

How GW Pharma Won CBD

As of this writing, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved GW Pharma’s CBD drug Epidiolex for treating profound refractory pediatric epilepsy syndromes (Dravet syndrome and Lennox Gastaut syndrome) as well as for treating seizures associated...

Overcoming Challenges in the Private Label CBD Industry

Overcoming Challenges in the Private Label CBD Industry

Private labelling, or white labelling, is a popular option for brands looking to enter the CBD space. This practice is where a product is manufactured by one company but branded, marketed and sold by another. There are several companies that specialize in...

A Survey of State CBD & Hemp Regulation Since The 2018 Farm Bill

A Survey of State CBD & Hemp Regulation Since The 2018 Farm Bill

Since the December 20, 2018 enactment of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, better known as the Farm Bill, we have seen a number of new state laws addressing both the legality of hemp and products derived therefrom, most noticeably cannabidiol, better known as...

NCIA to DEA: Rescind the Interim Hemp Rule

NCIA to DEA: Rescind the Interim Hemp Rule

In a press release published this week, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) urges the DEA to rescind the controversial Interim Hemp Rule. Back in August, the DEA published the rule and it has received widespread criticism for its language in conflict...

ImEPIK Launches Cannabis Edibles Safety Course

ImEPIK Launches Cannabis Edibles Safety Course

ImEPIK is a research-based online training company that is known for digital safety training in the food industry, offering courses on things like preventive controls. The company announced last week that they are launching their first class dedicated to the cannabis...

The UK Cannabis Industry Needs New PR Strategies

The cannabis marketplace is an ever changing one. The opportunities being generated in the UK space are immense. Yet despite the countless benefits cannabis can bring to the economy, patient care and supporting health and wellness for consumers, an image problem...

The UK Cannabis Industry Needs New PR Strategies

The UK Cannabis Industry Needs New PR Strategies

The cannabis marketplace is an ever changing one. The opportunities being generated in the UK space are immense. Yet despite the countless benefits cannabis can bring to the economy, patient care and supporting health and wellness for consumers, an image problem...

Using Spreadsheets as Your ERP? Your Supply Chain Could Take a Hit

Using Spreadsheets as Your ERP? Your Supply Chain Could Take a Hit

The cannabis supply chain – from seed to sale – is rife with intricacies including regulations and compliance. It requires coordination from multiple vendors responsible for different aspects of the end product. And as the industry either grows or retracts, use of...

Where Is Cannabis Reform Expected to Move by the End of 2020?

Where Is Cannabis Reform Expected to Move by the End of 2020?

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly impacted the cannabis industry, no matter where you are. However, the impact of a global virus outbreak and subsequent economic recession has had a mixed impact overall on the industry, and further against a backdrop where the...