International Supply Chains: Considerations for European Imports {$excerpt:n} The recent decision in Germany on the reclassification of CBD (kudos to the European Industrial Hemp Association) as something other than “novel” has now opened an interesting new discussion in Germany and by extension, Europe. It basically means that hemp plants, if they are European in origin,…

5 Factors to Keep in Mind When Entering the Regulated Market {$excerpt:n} It’s a different world growing cannabis in California- in fact, it’s a completely different experience than it was even four years ago. It can be overwhelming to begin the process, which is where an experienced cultivation consultant can help. This article will highlight…

FDA Issues Update on CBD: Still Working, Still Waiting {$excerpt:n} On March 5, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release to the public about their work on devising a regulatory framework for cannabidiol (CBD) products. The FDA also submitted a report to Congress on their rulemaking progress. The main theme…

Cannabis Labs / Food Labs 2020 Agenda Announced {$excerpt:n} EDGARTOWN, MA, March 11, 2020 – Innovative Publishing Co., the publisher of Cannabis Industry Journal and organizer of the Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo is announcing the agenda release for the Cannabis Labs Conference. The event will address science, technology, regulatory compliance and quality management as…

India’s Cannabis Market: Examining Regulatory Frameworks Then & Now {$excerpt:n} A Sacred Plant In India’s ancient Vedas texts, religious scholars described cannabis as “one of the five most sacred plants.” Cannabis has been a part of India’s religious rituals and festivities for millennia. Ancient Indian Ayurvedic practices used cannabis as an active ingredient in medicines,…

Illinois Raises Over Million of Tax Revenue in January {$excerpt:n} After just one month of legalized recreational cannabis, Illinois is already seeing a massive return on their investment. According to the Chicago Sun Times, Illinois has raised roughly $10.4 million in tax revenue from their newly legal market ($7.3 million in cannabis tax revenue and…

Product Safety Hazards: Looking Beyond Food Safety in Cannabis {$excerpt:n} I think that we need to start changing the terminology around the hazards associated with cannabis from food safety hazards to product safety hazards. These hazards have not only been associated with harmful effects for those that ingest cannabis infused products, but also for those…

U.S. Hemp Authority Names FoodChain ID Official Certification Body {$excerpt:n} According to a press release published last week, the U.S. Hemp Authority (USHA) announced that FoodChain ID, a global leader in food safety, testing and sustainability, is now the exclusive certifying body for the USHA certification seal. FoodChain ID’s claim to fame is their widely-recognized…

The Cannabis Business Guide to Picking an Inventory Management System {$excerpt:n} From seed-to-sale, overseeing processing and extraction as well as navigating a dense web of complicated regulations, cannabis businesses have unique inventory management needs. Unfortunately, there is no magical, one-size-fits-all inventory solution that is perfect for all cannabis companies. That is why cannabis businesses must…