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Building An Integrated Pest Management Plan – Part 3

This is the third in a series of articles designed to introduce an integrated pest management framework for cannabis cultivation facilities. To see Part One, click here. For Part Two, click here. Part Four comes out next week and covers direct control options for pest reduction. More to come! This is Part 3: Preventive Measures […]

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The Craft Cannabis Cavalry: A Story of Small Business & Economic Empowerment

The Tohiyusdv Cavalry is a black-owned small business based in rural Virginia. At its core, they grow and process cannabis for CBD products, but it’s really much more than that. Through its Precision Craft Farmer Program, the company works with existing small minority-owned farms to introduce them to the cannabis market. Via land leasing, profit-sharing, […]

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Building An Integrated Pest Management Plan – Part 2

This is the second part of a series of articles designed to introduce an integrated pest management framework for cannabis cultivation facilities. To see Part One, click here. Part Three comes out next week and covers prioritization and preventative measures. Stay tuned for more! This is Part 2: Pest Monitoring, Record Keeping, & Communications Begin […]

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A Research Study on the Antimicrobial Properties of Cannabis

Inexpensive in vitro Methods to Evaluate the Impact of Cannabinoid-containing Products on Sentinel Lactobacillus spp.  S. Lewin 1, A. Hilyard2, H. Piscatelli1, A. Hangman1, D. Petrik1, P. Miles2, and C. Orser2 1MatMaCorp Inc, Lincoln NE; 2Apothercare LLC, Boston MA  Abstract The public has readily embraced cannabidiol (CBD) in countless unregulated products that benefit from commercial promotion […]

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Retail Shrinkage and Navigating Loss Prevention in the Cannabis Industry

In the regulated cannabis sector, retail shrinkage is a concern as business owners must navigate tight regulations in an often cash-only environment combined with the usual causes of retail shrinkage, including theft and inefficient operations. Retail shrinkage occurs when a company loses inventory from causes other than sales—and it’s a problem that costs companies $100 […]

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Ask the Experts: Supply Chain Risks in Hemp & Cannabis

There are a lot of risks throughout the entire supply chain in the cannabis and hemp markets. Legal and regulatory issues, quality control reliability, security problems, product safety, potency, and constantly changing supply and demand are just a few major risks cannabis operators must stay on top of. A lot of companies mitigate these risks […]

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Stemming the Tide: Strategies for Cannabis Testing Labs & Regulators to Address THC Inflation and Lab Shopping

The cannabis industry in the United States is booming. In just a few years, it has gone from a small, underground market to a multi-billion-dollar industry. This growth is due in part to the legalization of cannabis in many states, as well as the growing public acceptance of its use for both medical and recreational […]

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Building An Integrated Pest Management Plan – Part 1

This is the first part of a series of articles designed to introduce an integrated pest management framework for cannabis cultivation facilities. Part one details an overview of the plan as well as pest identification. Part two comes out next week and will delve into the world of pest monitoring and record keeping. Stay tuned […]

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The Hot Debate Embroiling New York’s Potency Tax

On March 31, 2021, New York legalized adult-use cannabis with the passage of the Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act (MRTA). Perhaps the most controversial portion of the Act was Section 493(1)-(3), which established taxes on the potency of cannabis products sold by distributors to retailers. Many cannabis advocates condemn this tariff, arguing that it increases the […]

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Rise of the Machines: The Case for Automation in the Cannabis Industry

The Case for Automation in the Cannabis Industry History has shown that if companies fail to innovate when new technology emerges, even household name brands with enormous market share can squander their success if they are blind to anything that could ever unseat them from the top. Kodak developed digital camera technology in the 1970s […]

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