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Harvest Connect Aims to Advance Georgia Hemp Market

Harvest Connect Aims to Advance Georgia Hemp Market

Georgia doesn’t have a hemp market yet, but that is about to change. In 2019, the Georgia state legislature passed two bills: HB 213, the Georgia Hemp Farming Act and HB 324, the Hope Act, which legalized low-THC oil. While the regulatory framework for the program is...

Is Australian Cannabis Going Corporate?

Is Australian Cannabis Going Corporate?

Patient numbers in Australia are going in only one way – up. As of last month, the Australian government reported that it had approved a record 3,594 cannabis prescriptions in October 2019 – or about twice as many as it had approved in only July. As...

What’s Going Down In The Danish Cannabis Market?

What’s Going Down In The Danish Cannabis Market?

Despite the fact that the Danes are going to do something that is still verboten in Germany and many other European locales (namely allow a recreational trial), the overall bloom is off the first heady days of the cannabis rose here in Denmark. Medical sales have...

FDA Issues Warnings to 15 CBD Companies, Updates Safety Concerns

FDA Issues Warnings to 15 CBD Companies, Updates Safety Concerns

On November 25th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent out warning letters to 15 different companies for “illegally selling products containing cannabidiol (CBD) in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).” They also...

Nevada Lab License Suspended Amid Potency Results Investigation

Nevada Lab License Suspended Amid Potency Results Investigation

Back in September, Nevada officials announced a state-wide investigation into how products with high levels of yeast and mold were sold in dispensaries and alleged that labs could possibly be manipulating potency numbers on certificates of analysis. Then in late...

Where Does the FDA Stand on CBD?

Where Does the FDA Stand on CBD?

CBD Intro Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of over 1000 cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. CBD was identified as an isolate from Minnesota Hemp in the 1930s (Gururajan, 2016). Unlike many other cannabinoids and compounds found in cannabis flower, CBD is not...

Second Canadian Cannabis Company Admits To Illegal Grows

Second Canadian Cannabis Company Admits To Illegal Grows

For the second time this year, a Canadian public cannabis company with interests far outside the country, has fessed up to unlicensed growing. This time it is Hexo, a company with many issues floating since this summer’s bombshell disclosures about CannTrust....

How to Protect Your Business from the Emerging Vaping Crisis

How to Protect Your Business from the Emerging Vaping Crisis

The year 2020 may become a pivotal year for cannabis operators and service providers, including increased access to financial services, and increased exposure to product liability lawsuits. On a positive note, if enacted, the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act of...

Cannabis Industry Insurance Outlook for 2020

Cannabis businesses have a lot to look forward to in 2020. After a bipartisan push through the House, the Safe Banking Act currently awaits passage in the Senate and then the president’s signature. If all goes well, the bill will allow the financial sector to finally...

MORE Act Passes House Judiciary Committee

MORE Act Passes House Judiciary Committee

According to a press release published by the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), the House Judiciary Committee approved the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act by a 24-10 vote. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler...

Mark Your Calendars: The Cannabis Labs Virtual Conference Returns

Mark Your Calendars: The Cannabis Labs Virtual Conference Returns

On January 15th, 2020, Cannabis Industry Journal is hosting the 3rd Annual Cannabis Labs Virtual Conference. From 11–4 pm ET, you’ll get access to five veterans of the cannabis industry discussing a wide range of cannabis testing issues. Hear from subject matter...

Luxembourg’s Government Triples Medical Cannabis Budget for 2020

Luxembourg’s Government Triples Medical Cannabis Budget for 2020

While Luxembourg is a tiny country in the middle of Europe, it is beginning to play an outsized role in pushing all aspects of the cannabis discussion forward in the EU. The country has steadily moved forward on integrating cannabis into the medical system. In 2018,...

The Great European Cannabis Cosmetics Confusion

The Great European Cannabis Cosmetics Confusion

If the “recreational” discussion is off the table for now except in a few local sovereign experiments (Luxembourg, Switzerland, Denmark, Holland), and the medical discussion is mired in “efficacy” and payments (Germany, UK), where does that...

Cannabis Labs Virtual Conference

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Standardization: A Guide Through the Minefield

Standardization: A Guide Through the Minefield

Now that cannabis edibles have been legalized nationally in Canada, many existing and aspiring license holders have been surprised to discover that they must comply with food safety regulations. This became crystal clear when Health Canada published their Good...

North Carolina Gets First Accredited Cannabis Lab

North Carolina Gets First Accredited Cannabis Lab

In a press release published on Monday, the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), announced the renewal of accreditation for Global Laboratory Services, Inc. for ISO 17025:2017 in cannabis testing. The laboratory, based in Wilson, North Carolina,...

Doctors & Researchers Push Medical Efficacy Forward at 10th IACM

Doctors & Researchers Push Medical Efficacy Forward at 10th IACM

It is easy to forget as one steps inside this world-class medical conference (held this year in Berlin), that cannabis is disputed as medicine anywhere in the world. Inside a packed conference hall in an upscale hotel in East Berlin, international researchers...

Italian Government Cancels One of Aurora’s Licenses

Italian Government Cancels One of Aurora’s Licenses

Aurora has just faced a rare setback in Europe. The Italian government has cancelled one of three tender cultivation lots to supply Italian patients it granted Aurora this summer (in July). Aurora was the only company to win the bid after other companies were...

Multi-Element Analysis Using ICP-MS: A Look at Heavy Metals Testing

Multi-Element Analysis Using ICP-MS: A Look at Heavy Metals Testing

Across the country and across the world, governments that legalize cannabis implement increasingly rigorous requirements for laboratory testing. Helping to protect patients and consumers from contaminants, these requirements involve a slew of lab tests, including...