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The 10th CannaGrow Expo- Chicago

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A Second Chance: CannTrust To Destroy Inventory & Plants

A Second Chance: CannTrust To Destroy Inventory & Plants

The beleaguered CannTrust has been given a way out of the perilous mess that executive management created for the company – but such a salvation comes at a high cost. That said, the company was already in deep water with regulators and clients. Health Canada, in...

The Best Way to Remediate Moldy Cannabis is No Remediation at All

The Best Way to Remediate Moldy Cannabis is No Remediation at All

Consumers are largely unaware that most commercial cannabis grown today undergoes some form of decontamination to treat the industry’s growing problem of mold, yeast and other microbial pathogens. As more cannabis brands fail regulatory testing for contaminants,...

A Regulatory Tsunami is Washing Over the Canadian Cannabis Industry

A Regulatory Tsunami is Washing Over the Canadian Cannabis Industry

On August 29, 2019, Health Canada finally published a guidance document on the official interpretation of Part 5 of the Cannabis Regulations concerning “Good Production Practices” that comes into force just seven weeks later on October 17, 2019. For those watching...

Searching for the Good Stuff

Searching for the Good Stuff

Someone approached me the other day, wanting to know what was the real story about hemp and CBD. He said he had “a guy” who gave him a CBD salve as part of a study, supposedly “the good stuff,” to help his knee. He couldn’t understand why he was the only one out of 20...

Massachusetts Implements Responsible Vendor Training Program

Massachusetts Implements Responsible Vendor Training Program

According to a press release published earlier this week, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission approved Cannabis Trainers as one of the state’s first vendor training providers. The training program, Sell-SMaRT is the world’s first state-approved cannabis...

CBD In The UK: An Unregulated Marketplace

CBD In The UK: An Unregulated Marketplace

You have to give it to this industry. Everyone wants in. And well, Prohibition is so over. The problem is, particularly here in Europe, for the most part, this is either the tedious process of educating doctors, creating medical grade product that insurers will pay...

What Does GMP Mean? And How Is This Different From EU-GMP?

What Does GMP Mean? And How Is This Different From EU-GMP?

The cannabis industry is on the road to legitimacy, no matter the bumps, globally. No matter what, and no matter what happens next, that is a good thing. Issues like supply chain transparency, privacy, consumer and patient safety, and of course energy and water use...

Integrated Labeling Helps This Ohio Cannabis Company Grow

Integrated Labeling Helps This Ohio Cannabis Company Grow

Since medical cannabis was legalized in Ohio in 2016, companies that cultivate and process medical cannabis, as well as the plants themselves, have been popping up around the state. Grow Ohio, a dual-licensed Level 1 cultivator and processor, was the first licensed...

Spotlight on Encore Labs:  Servicing the Cannabis Market in California

Spotlight on Encore Labs: Servicing the Cannabis Market in California

Encore Labs is a full-service cannabis testing lab in Pasadena, California, providing all testing needs required by California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC). The BCC requires that cannabis products being sold in licensed dispensaries be tested for cannabinoid...

Cannabis Featured At Germany’s ExpoPharm For The First Time

Cannabis Featured At Germany’s ExpoPharm For The First Time

Expopharm is a big deal in Germany and Europe beyond that. It is the largest expo for pharmacists on the continent. This year, there were two firsts in a convention already looking to the future with digitalization – itself a huge issue in not only the European...

CannTrust Faces Alberta Product Return

CannTrust Faces Alberta Product Return

The negativity keeps on coming for the embattled CannTrust. As of late September, the Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC) decided to return $1.3 million of the company’s products – or almost all inventory already ordered by the...

NCIA Releases Guidelines for Federal Cannabis Regulation

NCIA Releases Guidelines for Federal Cannabis Regulation

On Tuesday, October 1, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) announced the release of their whitepaper, which provides guidance to the federal government on how cannabis could be regulated at the federal level. “The paper highlights the need to have a...

Moments from the 2019 Cannabis Quality Conference

The 1st Annual Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo featured dynamic discussions both in the sessions as well as on the exhibit floor. Take a look at some of the highlights from this year’s conference and expo. All image credit: amyBcreative The post Moments...

Analytical Instruments You Need to Start a Cannabis Testing Laboratory

Analytical Instruments You Need to Start a Cannabis Testing Laboratory

The cannabis industry is growing exponentially, and the use of cannabis for medical purposes is being adopted across the nation. With this boom in cannabis consumers, there has been an increasing need for knowledge about the product. The role of testing labs has...

Polish Authorities Halt Medical Cannabis Product Registration

Polish Authorities Halt Medical Cannabis Product Registration

In early September, Polish authorities halted medical cannabis product registrations. It is still unclear what this was caused by. However, in conversations with the Dutch Cannabis Agency, Cannabis Industry Journal learned the Dutch government ran into significant...

A Playbook for Growth: Start with a True Cloud ERP as Your Foundation

Cannabis businesses have become a driving force for economic growth in the United States. We’ve all heard the statistics. In 2018, the industry accounted for approximately $10.4 billion in revenue and is slated to grow to $21 billion by 2021. But with growth comes...