• Connecticut Set To Legalize Cannabis
    by Aaron Biros on June 17, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    The bill passed Connecticut’s House and Senate and now heads to governor Ned Lamont’s desk, where he is expected to sign the bill into law, making Connecticut the 19th state to legalize adult use cannabis. The post Connecticut Set To Legalize Cannabis appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • SC Labs Develops Comprehensive Hemp Testing Panel
    by Aaron Biros on June 16, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    The California-based company has developed an ISO-accredited hemp testing panel that tests for a variety of contaminants, designed to cover requirements set by every state in the country. The post SC Labs Develops Comprehensive Hemp Testing Panel appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • How Effective is Your Internal Auditing Program?
    by Aaron Biros on June 9, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    How effective is your internal assessment program to proactively identifying and mitigating business risks? In this piece, Vaillencourt addresses common questions that cannabis businesses ask when developing an audit program and provides some tips for staying on top of self-assessments to avoid costly compliance fines. The post How Effective is Your Internal Auditing Program? appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Kelab Analitica Becomes First Accredited Cannabis Lab in Colombia
    by Aaron Biros on June 8, 2021 at 5:11 pm

    In a press release published late last week, Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation announced they have accredited Kelab Analitica to ISO/IEC 17025:2017, making it the first cannabis testing laboratory in Colombia to attain accreditation. The post Kelab Analitica Becomes First Accredited Cannabis Lab in Colombia appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Flower-Side Chats Part 6: A Q&A with Fabian Monaco, CEO of Gage Cannabis
    by Aaron Biros on June 8, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    In this series, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of integrated cannabis companies and flower brands. In this Part 6, Green sits down with Fabian Monaco, CEO of Gage Cannabis, to learn more about the Michigan market, what he looks for in cultivation partners and his criteria for geographical expansion. The post Flower-Side Chats Part 6: A Q&A with Fabian Monaco, CEO of Gage Cannabis appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Flower-Side Chats Part 6: A Q&A with Fabian Monaco, CEO of Gage Cannabis
    by Aaron Biros on June 8, 2021 at 4:42 pm

    In this series, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of integrated cannabis companies and flower brands. In this Part 6, Green sits down with Fabian Monaco, CEO of Gage Cannabis, to learn more about the Michigan market, what he looks for in cultivation partners and his criteria for geographical expansion. The post Flower-Side Chats Part 6: A Q&A with Fabian Monaco, CEO of Gage Cannabis appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Growing the Seed of Sale: Integrating Security with Business Opportunity
    by Aaron Biros on May 25, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    Security is critical, and thankfully, growers and providers have many tools available to protect their investment. For those businesses in the cannabis market looking to supplement their security operations with other workforce but may not have the budget or infrastructure to do so, remote security operations services are something you should consider. The post Growing the Seed of Sale: Integrating Security with Business Opportunity appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Flower-Side Chats Part 5: A Q&A with Bob Fireman, CEO of MariMed, Inc.
    by Aaron Biros on May 14, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    In this series, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of integrated cannabis companies and flower brands. In this Part 5, Green sits down with Bob Fireman, CEO of MariMed, Inc. (OTCQX:MRMD) to learn more about the history of MariMed and its recent equity facility from Hadron Healthcare Fund that has them poised for continued growth. The post Flower-Side Chats Part 5: A Q&A with Bob Fireman, CEO of MariMed, Inc. appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Defining Hemp: Classifications, Policies & Markets, Part 2
    by Aaron Biros on May 13, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    The cannabis plant is an incredibly versatile plant used in numerous applications: construction materials, textiles, composites, bioplastics, food ingredients, phytochemicals, CBD products, and so much more. Or is that hemp? In this two-part series, Darwin Millard takes the reader down the hemp rabbit hole and discusses how the global market has evolved the definition of hemp over time and the challenges posed by trying to have your cake and eat it too. Millard proposes that we adopt policies for market protection of hemp products through standardization, not bifurcation of the cannabis plant. The post Defining Hemp: Classifications, Policies & Markets, Part 2 appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Flower-Side Chats Part 4: A Q&A with Adrian Sedlin, CEO & Founder of Canndescent
    by Aaron Biros on May 11, 2021 at 1:49 pm

    In this series, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of integrated cannabis companies and flower brands. In Part 4, Green chats with Adrian Sedlin, CEO and founder of Canndescent, to learn more about their brand and product marketing as well as their recent social equity brand, Justice Joints. The post Flower-Side Chats Part 4: A Q&A with Adrian Sedlin, CEO & Founder of Canndescent appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • How Effective is Your Internal Auditing Program?
    by Aaron Biros on June 9, 2021 at 3:58 pm

    How effective is your internal assessment program to proactively identifying and mitigating business risks? In this piece, Vaillencourt addresses common questions that cannabis businesses ask when developing an audit program and provides some tips for staying on top of self-assessments to avoid costly compliance fines. The post How Effective is Your Internal Auditing Program? appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Challenges with Process Scale Up in Cannabis/Hemp Extraction
    by Aaron Biros on May 27, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    Process scale up is a challenging endeavor in many industries, but it is even more challenging in the cannabis/hemp industry. What equipment you use, what parameters you implement, and what solvents and reagents are involved are all contributing factors to the scalability of your process. In this piece, Darwin Millard explores the common mistakes made during process scale up and how to avoid them. The post Challenges with Process Scale Up in Cannabis/Hemp Extraction appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • The Importance of Smart Cannabis Packaging
    by Aaron Biros on May 25, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    Technology in cannabis packaging is advancing. Blockchain-supported tracking, QR codes and authenticity markers can help companies keep track of supply chain logistics and prevent counterfeiting simultaneously. The post The Importance of Smart Cannabis Packaging appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • CBD Blending, Transportation & Supply – How Sustainable Manufacturing Can Improve Your Cost-Efficiency at all Stages
    by Aaron Biros on May 19, 2021 at 5:21 pm

    Rachel Morgan helps address the biggest challenges faced by CBD manufacturers and suppliers, answering some of the most frequently asked questions. The post CBD Blending, Transportation & Supply – How Sustainable Manufacturing Can Improve Your Cost-Efficiency at all Stages appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • The New Delta 8 THC Market: A Q&A with the Founders of DeltaVera
    by Aaron Biros on May 17, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    The rise of the new delta 8 THC market has highlighted the ingenuity of cannabis entrepreneurs and the intricacies of the cannabis plant. In this piece, we sit down with the founders of DeltaVera, Sam Andrus and PK Isacs to learn more about their mission and the fascinating molecule they are betting on. The post The New Delta 8 THC Market: A Q&A with the Founders of DeltaVera appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.