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Read up on the latest news and recent information regarding cannabinoid-based medicine.

The Future of Vape Litigation: Temperature Control

The Future of Vape Litigation: Temperature Control

The e-cigarette or vaping use-associated lung injury (EVALI) outbreak of 2019 caught the attention of many, and has brought with it the scrutiny of both regulators and plaintiffs’ attorneys eager to act as “civil prosecutors.” As Tolkien would say, the Eye of Sauron...

A Snapshot of The German Cannabis Market: Year 3

A Snapshot of The German Cannabis Market: Year 3

Despite the limitations and privations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Germany’s market is “up” in terms of sales and overall insurance approvals. For all the victories however, there are still many kinks along the way. That is of course, not just...

ACS Laboratory Get Certified for Cannabis Testing in Florida

ACS Laboratory Get Certified for Cannabis Testing in Florida

According to a press release published earlier this week, ACS Laboratory announced the Florida Department of Health Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) has certified ACS to test products for medical dispensaries in the state. This certification comes after the...

South Africa Reschedules CBD and THC

South Africa Reschedules CBD and THC

The South African government has taken a leap into the future (ahead also of the expected World Health Organization (WHO) decision on cannabis this December). Namely, it has begun to regulate hemp (more in line with Europe intriguingly, than the U.S.) and attempted to...

Communications in Cannabis: The Playbook for Branding Success

Communications in Cannabis: The Playbook for Branding Success

Public relations has a role to play in every industry, providing value for companies looking to promote their services, announce a recent fund raise or want to plant a flag in their domain as a leader or subject matter expert. Some industries, however, are writing a...

Will Australia’s Cannabis Program Follow Canada’s Lead?

Will Australia’s Cannabis Program Follow Canada’s Lead?

The news is intriguing in a world overwhelmed with pandemic news. THC Global, a Canadian-Aussie company now raising money and signing global deals, has just bought a “clinic network” of 30 prescribing physicians that will be able to supply up to 6,000...

COVID-19 & The Hypocrisy of Essential Cannabis Business

COVID-19 & The Hypocrisy of Essential Cannabis Business

The cannabis industry is fraught with hypocrisy. Cannabis is good medicine as has been established by the numerous patients we have seen who are now off of their opioids, benzos and sleep agents due to the addition of medical cannabis products to their regimen. We see...

COVID-19 & The Hypocrisy of Essential Cannabis Business

The cannabis industry is fraught with hypocrisy. Cannabis is good medicine as has been established by the numerous patients we have seen who are now off of their opioids, benzos and sleep agents due to the addition of medical cannabis products to their regimen. We see...

The Hopes of Illinois Social Equity Applicants

The Hopes of Illinois Social Equity Applicants

It is almost impossible to turn on the tv and not find a show or news conference or even live footage of an ongoing protest over “Black Lives Matter” or “Economic Equality.” The same situation exists with social media platforms, radio broadcast, etc. All sharing the...

Here’s How to Run Compliant Digital Cannabis Ads

Here’s How to Run Compliant Digital Cannabis Ads

Advertising your cannabis brand isn’t as easy as it should be—but then again, neither are most things about working in the modern cannabis industry. Here’s the good news: Today there are more avenues available for compliantly advertising your cannabis brand than ever...

Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo Goes Virtual

Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo Goes Virtual

The prospect of large events with 50 or more people in Illinois taking place in 2020 seems highly unlikely. Illinois released a plan called Restore Illinois that consists of five phases for reopening the economy. Illinois entered into Phase 2 in early May;  it is not...

Israel Begins Granting Export Permits

Israel Begins Granting Export Permits

On May 13, months after the Israeli government originally signed off on cannabis exports, a free export order was finally approved by outgoing Minister of the Economy Eli Cohen. This is also sixteen months after the government approved exports of locally grown...

7 Factors to Consider When Choosing Cannabis Software

7 Factors to Consider When Choosing Cannabis Software

These days, there are countless choices for cannabis operators when it comes to software. There are general tools like Trello, Airtable, Hubspot and Mailchimp. And then there is industry-specific software built just for cannabis operators. The cannabis industry is...

Solutions & Alternatives to Bankruptcy for Cannabis Businesses

Solutions & Alternatives to Bankruptcy for Cannabis Businesses

A Cannabis Related Business (or CRB), whether a plant-touching operation or a provider of goods and services to plant-touching operations cannot seek protection from the bankruptcy court as it is a federal court and cannabis remains illegal at the federal level. As...

The British Isles Sees Cannabis as an Economic Development Pathway

The British Isles Sees Cannabis as an Economic Development Pathway

Cannabis as a tool of local or even regional economic development has rapidly gained traction in many jurisdictions within the United States and Canada. It has also caught on particularly in the poorer states of the EU (see Greece) and those countries hoping to enter...