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Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: A Tour of ASTM Standards for Cannabis – Part 1

In the realm of consumer safety, minimum standards form a critical safety net that allows businesses and regulators alike with necessary guidelines. From our food and medicines, railroad tracks to bicycle helmets, crayons to cribs, standards are everywhere. Knowing where the lanes are and how to move inside of them provides the structure needed to […]

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Sustainability in Cannabis Packaging: Balancing Preservation and Environmental Impact

Even a cursory review of cannabis reveals that the market has been notoriously wasteful, polluting the environment with chemical fertilizers, misused pesticides, contaminated plants, and—perhaps most problematically—thoughtlessly excessive packaging. The industry is in dire need of sustainable practices, and the easiest way to start an impactful new trend is from the outside in: a.k.a., adjusting […]

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Cannabis in Texas: A Look Ahead to Legalization and Beyond

A Uniquely Texas Approach to Cannabis The last few decades have seen the United States move forward state-by-state with the legalization of cannabis. Every state is charting its own unique path, and nowhere is this truer than with the state of Texas. The Lone Star State has made its way from being staunchly anti-cannabis to […]

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Employee Management & Human Resources: An Often-Overlooked Part of Building a Business

Well before cannabis businesses win a license application, they need to have traditional business plans outlining how they’ll run the company. While this obviously includes things like the property, the building, products and inventory, it also includes a lot of things that are often overlooked: things like payroll, human resources and employee management. Before a […]

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Texas Takes Advantage of the 2018 Farm Bill

When Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 339, also known as the Texas Compassionate Use Act, into law in 2015, many Texans expressed frustration. The purpose of the act was to allow the THC treatment of illness via prescription, opening up the state’s medicinal cannabis market. However, the act authorized only low-THC cannabis oil […]

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Cannabis Lab Testing Problems Continue Nationwide

In Maine, a laboratory released a study they conducted, finding a 17% failure rate of dangerous pesticides in cannabis samples tested. The state requires testing for adult use cannabis, but not for medical cannabis. Just under 4% of adult use samples failed a pesticide screening, while over 20% of all medical samples they tested failed […]

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The CBD Regulatory Environment in Europe: Part 4

This is the final piece of a four-part series discussing European cannabis regulations. Click here for Part One, here for Part Two and here for Part Three. Part Four wraps up the series below.  Where is the future of CBD heading? A review of these various jurisdictions, the EU, the UK, and the USA, makes it clear that […]

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The CBD Regulatory Environment in Europe: Part 3

This is Part Three of a four-part series discussing European cannabis regulations. Click here for Part One and here for Part Two. Part Three dives into dosage, approvals and more. Stay tuned for the final Part Four, coming next week. But does CBD harm the liver? Here, it is important that we compare apples to apples. […]

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Congress Wants YOU To Make Safe Products.

Recently, Congress requested detailed information regarding the regulation of CBD and other cannabinoids. This comes on the heels of frustration around federal inaction with regards to cannabinoid-containing products produced from Cannabis sativa L. plant extracts that can be classified as “hemp” products amidst the clear need for safety standards that goes above and beyond state […]

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Data-Driven Decision Making: Mastering Methodologies for Cannabis Market Research

In any industry that is labeled as the “Wild West,” the ability to discern your target market, collect accurate data and strategically drive success has become paramount. With factors such as invisible shoppers, anyone who is a customer of a brand or dispensary and does not personally purchase what they consume, it’s critical to understand […]

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