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FDA Punts on CBD Rules

On December 20, 2018, Former President Trump signed the Farm Bill into law, which removed hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) from the Controlled Substances Act, stripped the DEA’s authority from hemp and gave states the ability to regulate hemp markets of their own, with approval from the USDA. When that Farm Bill became law, it paved the […]

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Anticipating the Ebbs and Flows of Seasonal Retail Cannabis Sales

Like any industry, cannabis can experience ups and downs, especially when it comes to a doors-open retail business. Dispensaries that operate in towns or cities that attract tourists experience this more than anyone, seeing sales spike during the busy months and reach lows during the off-season. We spoke with the folks at Dragon Hemp, a […]

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3 Benefits of Conducting Genetic Tests on Your Plants

Many growers may wonder why it’s important to get their plants genetically tested, but the truth is that genetic testing can make growing a lot easier. Genetic analysis in plants can give a wide range of results that can help scientists solve everyday problems in plant cultivation, such as detecting diseases and identifying important traits […]

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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 dispensary insurance is, different options for business owners and general advice […]

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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 Erasure” website, as the state’s Clean Slate bill went into effect on January 1, effectively erasing […]

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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 executive order pardoning nonviolent offenders and directing a review into rescheduling cannabis. The […]

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The 3-Legged Stool of Successful Grow Operations: Climate, Cultivation & Genetics – Part 6

This is Part 6 and the final chapter in The 3-Legged Stool of Successful Grow Operations series. Click here to see Part 1, here to see Part 2, here to see Part 3, here for part 4 and here for Part 5. Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Figure 1: Precision aeroponics at FarmaGrowers GMP Facility, South Africa Every objective has to have […]

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Department Stores for Cannabis: The CEOs of Remedy on Cannabis Retail

Remedy currently has two locations, one in Baltimore and one in Columbia, Maryland. The first thing you notice at these dispensaries are the large parking areas. When you step inside, you’re greeted by an entrance that is less like a waiting room and more like a lounge. Their massive open floor plans offer space for […]

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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 regulators and very, very long lines. Chris Alexander, executive director of […]

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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 Paulson, Ph.D., Lab Manager, InfiniteCAL THC potency inflation by third-party testing labs has been an escalating feature of […]

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