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Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Webinar on Pesticide Testing

Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Webinar on Pesticide Testing

Cannabis Industry Journal is hosting a complimentary webinar on August 25 at 12 Noon EDT. The webinar is titled “Improving Cannabis Pesticide Testing via Cloud-Based Saas Software & Automation Technology” and is sponsored by Perkin Elmer. Toby Astill, Ph.D....

Senators Introduce The Cannabis Administration And Opportunity Act

Senators Introduce The Cannabis Administration And Opportunity Act

During a press conference held today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden and Senator Cory Booker introduced the preliminary draft for the Cannabis Administration And Opportunity Act, a bill that would remove cannabis from...

A Guide to Outsourcing Your Cannabis Delivery Service

A Guide to Outsourcing Your Cannabis Delivery Service

If you are interested in adding a new delivery option for your cannabis dispensary, choosing a third-party service is a great move. Generally speaking, the most significant selling points of third-party delivery services are overhead cost and convenience. Not only...

Can Cannabis Get Even More Social?

Can Cannabis Get Even More Social?

Cannabis has always had it tough when it comes to marketing. Part of it is simple logistics. A DTC playbook, heavily contingent on growing a brand’s audience and pushing folks to purchase products through digital marketing, isn’t a possibility for them. Despite its...

Legalization in the Northeast: Where the Dominoes are Falling

Legalization in the Northeast: Where the Dominoes are Falling

2021 has been very fruitful for cannabis legalization in the northeastern United States. First New Jersey legalized adult use cannabis, then came New York, then Connecticut, and now it is looking like Rhode Island should be able to get it done this year. Although...

Unnecessary Obstacles for the Canadian Edibles Market

Unnecessary Obstacles for the Canadian Edibles Market

The edible cannabis market in Canada is still green. Delayed by a year from the legalization of dried flower, the edibles and extracts market poses significant opportunities for manufacturers. Edibles and extracts typically have higher profit margins than dried flower...

Connecticut Set To Legalize Cannabis

Connecticut Set To Legalize Cannabis

On June 16, 2021, the Connecticut House of Representatives voted to pass their version of S.B 1201, a bill that legalizes adult use cannabis. Following the House’s approval of the changes, the bill made its way back to the Senate on June 17, where they approved all...

SC Labs Develops Comprehensive Hemp Testing Panel

SC Labs Develops Comprehensive Hemp Testing Panel

SC Labs, a cannabis testing company with roots in Santa Cruz, California, announced this week that they have developed a comprehensive hemp testing panel that covers a number of contaminants on a national regulatory level. In the press release, the company says they...

How Effective is Your Internal Auditing Program?

How Effective is Your Internal Auditing Program?

The word “audit” evokes various emotions depending on your role in an organization and the context of the audit. While most are familiar with and loathe the IRS’s potential for a tax audit, the audits we are going to discuss today are (or should be)...

Amazon Now Backs Federal Legalization

Amazon Now Backs Federal Legalization

Amazon’s Senior Vice President of worldwide operations, Dave Clark, wrote a blog post yesterday that is making headlines in the cannabis community. Clark’s blog announced a couple of major changes coming to the company’s operations. Clark first touted changes to their...

HUB International Announces New Cannabis Specialty Leader

HUB International Announces New Cannabis Specialty Leader

HUB International, a leading insurance brokerage serving the cannabis industry, just announced today their new U.S. cannabis specialty leader. Bradley Rutt, senior vice president at HUB and Cannabis Industry Journal contributor, will now take the lead on cannabis...

The Importance of Smart Cannabis Packaging

The Importance of Smart Cannabis Packaging

Regardless of their size, all consumer package brands spend a significant amount of money and resources on packaging to attract consumers’ attention. We are all very visually oriented and gravitate to items that pique our interests. Cannabis brands are no...

Defining Hemp: Classifications, Policies & Markets, Part 2

Defining Hemp: Classifications, Policies & Markets, Part 2

In Part 1 of this series we answered the question: What is “hemp”; and addressed some of the consequences of defining “hemp” as a thing. In Part 2, I will explore this topic in more detail and provide some commonsense definitions for several traditional hemp products...