Here’s why Snoop Dogg’s firm just invested nearly million into a European cannabis startup {$excerpt:n} AceCann, a Portuguese medical cannabis company, is receiving a €13 million ($18.7 million) investment from Casa Verde, a venture capital fund co-founded by Snoop Dogg. It is the firm’s first investment in continental Europe, according to Sifted. Founded in 2019,…

Payment Processing & Consumer Credit: An Interview with KindTap Co-Founder {$excerpt:n} Federal regulations have made compliant credit processing in the cannabis industry difficult to achieve. As a result, most cannabis retailers operate a cash-only model, limiting their ability to upsell customers and placing a burden on customers who might rather use credit. While some dispensaries…

Ask the Experts: The Business of Cannabis Meets the Law {$excerpt:n} Practicing Law Institute Press’s Legal Guide to the Business of Marijuana: Cannabis, Hemp and CBD Regulation is a one-of-a-kind deep dive into the many regulations governing the industry. Aimed at attorneys representing clients in this space, the treatise offers guidance on a range of interrelated…

Solvent Remediation – The Last Step for Safe, Clean Hemp Extraction {$excerpt:n} Botanical extraction is not specific to cannabis and hemp, and it is anything but new. Rudimentary forms of plant extraction have existed throughout history and evolved with high-tech equipment and scientific procedures for use in pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements and botanicals. In food production,…

Automated Extraction Technologies: Upping the Bar for Quality, Repeatability & Safety in Extraction {$excerpt:n} Automated extraction equipment and technologies are rapidly becoming the standard in the extraction sector of the cannabis industry. Like most evolving industries, manual and operator driven processes are what starts an industry, but with explosive growth, demand for increased safety, efficiency…

Where Are We Now? Social Equity in the US Cannabis Industry {$excerpt:n} As state legalization measures begin to legitimatize the US cannabis industry, stakeholders, both those currently in the industry and those who plan to join in the not-too-distant future, grapple with the best ways to right the wrongs from the decades-old War on Drugs.…

Think Your Cannabis Business Complies with Temp and Part-Time Employment Regulations? You Might Be Surprised {$excerpt:n} As a fast-growing cannabis company, ensuring your business stays compliant with regulatory agencies of all kinds—planning departments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and so on—is critical for survival. But is your business…

Cannabis Manufacturing Considerations: From Raw Materials to Finished Goods {$excerpt:n} Facility layout and design are important components of overall operations, both in terms of maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of the process(es) executed in a facility, and in meeting the needs of personnel. Prior to the purchase of an existing building or investing in new…

Ask the Experts: Aspergillus Across the Supply Chain {$excerpt:n} In an industry where compliance is such a dominant influence, navigating and understanding cannabis microbiology can be a tall order. With some education, research and knowledge on microbial contamination though, it doesn’t have to be  a daunting task. From when a cannabis plant is started, throughout…

Leaders in Cannabis Formulations: Part 4 – LifeTonic {$excerpt:n} Russell is the CEO of NES Technology Holdings, a technology development and marketing company that operates Vapor Distilled and LifeTonic Brands. NES Technology Holdings has invented a technology portfolio of more than 160 granted and pending patents that cover inventions across several high-value industries, including cannabis,…

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