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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 as chief science officer for the Eurofins US Food Division. She has been an active member of AOAC for almost […]

Cananbis Products to Improve your Dog’s Health

Innovative Cannabis products can have a wide range of benefits for your pet, but choosing the best one from the wide range of products available in 2021 can be a challenge. Here’s what you need to know about the most innovative products on the market and how to pick the right one for your pet’s […]

Attracting Investment: How Cannabis Companies Can Best Position Themselves

Remember those heady days of the Green Rush a decade ago, when markets were small and it seemed everyone had a chance? Now it’s more of a mad rush to get some green in the form of investment capital. The majority of states in the country now have some type of legal cannabis market. Businesses […]

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 […]

Compliance as a Revenue Center: Banking & Cannabis, More Similar Than You Think

Have you ever been to the DMV, only to be turned away because you didn’t have the countless forms of identification needed? Sometimes it feels like no amount of ID or proof of residence is enough, whether it’s your 2nd grade report card or an electric bill from 25 years ago. That feeling is what […]

Data: The Key to Success in Today’s Cannabis Market

As the cannabis industry continues to evolve, recent market challenges have created an environment that is more difficult for industry leaders to navigate. To find success in today’s marketplace, company leaders need to adopt a robust, data-driven approach to combat the influx of rising brands, emerging markets and pricing challenges, among other obstacles. By leveraging […]



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