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

AOAC International Names New CSO

AOAC International Names New CSO

AOAC International, an independent nonprofit standards development organization has announced the appointment of Dr. Katerina (Kate) Mastovska as their new deputy executive director and chief science officer. Dr. Katerina Mastovska Most recently, Dr. Mastovska served...

A Guide to Dispensary Insurance

A Guide to Dispensary Insurance

As a business owner, insurance is always a must. If you are interested in entering into the cannabis industry or you already have, it’s important to know what to expect when it comes to insuring your cannabis-related business. That’s why we’ll be exploring what...

Connecticut Launches Adult Use Sales

Connecticut Launches Adult Use Sales

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection approved nine licenses for dispensaries to commence adult use sales on Tuesday, January 10. While nine were approved, just seven began adult use sales today. Connecticut also launched its “Clean Slate & Cannabis...

Cannabis in 2023: Here to Stay, but Major Challenges Remain

Cannabis in 2023: Here to Stay, but Major Challenges Remain

2022 brought more change and visibility to the cannabis industry than nearly any year before. Two of five legalization ballot measures passed, bringing the total number of states with legal medical or medical and recreational laws to 39. President Biden issued an...

Investment Strategies for Entering the European Cannabis Market

Investment Strategies for Entering the European Cannabis Market

For U.S. venture capitalists (VCs), the burgeoning European cannabis market provides opportunities to break into the industry on the heels of adult-use legalization. Germany has set its sights on implementing a recreational market by 2024, and the country, along with...

New York Launches Adult Use Sales

New York Launches Adult Use Sales

On December 29 just before the end of 2022, New York officially launched legal adult use sales in the state, but at only one location. The nonprofit dispensary Housing Works Cannabis Co. held a grand opening party complete with music, speeches from politicians and...

2022 Cannabis Labs Virtual Conference: December Program

2022 Cannabis Labs Virtual Conference: December Program

2022 Cannabis Labs Virtual Conference: December Program Sponsored by Avivatech & Millipore Sigma Click here to watch the recording Agenda Potency Inflation: The Problem, the Causes and the Solutions Sarah Otis, Quality, R&D Manager, Anresco Laboratories Erik...

Catching up with Jushi Creativity: A Q&A with Dre Neumann

Catching up with Jushi Creativity: A Q&A with Dre Neumann

Jushi Holdings is a large multi-state operator with a massive national footprint and a presence in key markets, including Pennsylvania, Illinois, Virginia, Massachusetts, Nevada, Ohio and California.  About a year and a half ago, Aaron Green interviewed Andreas “Dre”...

First Pharma vs Cannabis Clinical Trial Moves Forward

First Pharma vs Cannabis Clinical Trial Moves Forward

Affinity Bio Partners on Working with Zelira Therapeutics to Complete Enrolment for Diabetic Nerve Pain Drug Trial It’s an exciting time in the medical cannabis community as Zelira, a global leader in the research, development and commercialization of clinically...

Challenges Abound for Cannabis Industry Growth in 2023

Challenges Abound for Cannabis Industry Growth in 2023

With an adverse regulatory environment, labor shortages, supply chain disruptions and the always-present threat of property damage and product recalls, cannabis operators are fighting an uphill battle to stay viable in today’s environment. According to Politico, more...

2022 Cannabis Supply Chain Virtual Conference

2022 Cannabis Supply Chain Virtual Conference Sponsored by CannaSpyGlass View On-Demand Now Click here to see all available CIJ events and webinars Agenda A Smarter Cannabis Beverage Distribution Model Jason Vegotsky, Chief Executive Officer, Petalfast Current...

Expanding Your Cannabis Brand: Plan Your Packaging & Labeling Strategy

Expanding Your Cannabis Brand: Plan Your Packaging & Labeling Strategy

38 states with legalized cannabis. 38 versions of cannabis laws. All with the same objective – to ensure consumer product safety. Commonly, state laws point to federal standards that exist for child resistance (Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA)), pesticides...

A Q&A with Sundie Seefried, President & CEO of Safe Harbor Financial

A Q&A with Sundie Seefried, President & CEO of Safe Harbor Financial

As the former CEO of Partner Colorado Credit Union (PCCU), Sundie Seefried has been in the credit union space for 39 years. Established in 2015, Safe Harbor Financial is now a leading provider for banking and financial services in the cannabis industry. Seefried...

Election Results for Cannabis: MD, MO Vote to Legalize

Election Results for Cannabis: MD, MO Vote to Legalize

Election Day in 2022 has come and gone and as the dust settles, it looks like voters favored cannabis legalization in some states, but failed to pass muster with other key ballot initiatives. While we wait to see the final tallies for which party will gain...

Five Reasons Everyone in Cannabis Should be Using RegTech

Five Reasons Everyone in Cannabis Should be Using RegTech

As the cannabis industry continues to grow, regulations will only get more onerous and complex, and enforcement will ramp up. In order to survive, it’s imperative for cannabis business owners and the ancillary companies that support them – such as banks, insurance...

Uber Eats, Circle K Dip Their Toes in Cannabis

Uber Eats, Circle K Dip Their Toes in Cannabis

Last week, Uber Eats and Leafly announced a partnership to begin cannabis deliveries in Toronto. Adults in Toronto can now place orders from licensed cannabis dispensaries through the Uber Eats app, delivered to them by the cannabis retailer. This marks the first time...

Scenes From The 2022 Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo

Scenes From The 2022 Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo

PARSIPPANY, NJ, October 17-19, 2022 – The Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo (CQC) took place in New Jersey last week. The agenda featured three tracks of educational talks, panel discussions, keynotes and breakout sessions. Highlights from the 2022 CQC At this...