Cannabis in Greece: The Nevada of Europe? {$excerpt:n} A new draft law currently on the desk of the Ministry of Development and Investment is likely to change the equation in not only Greece itself on the cannabis question, but the rest of Europe. Greece is a fascinating development in the entire discussion of cannabis…

FDA Issues Warning Letters on Marketing and Sale of OTC CBD Products {$excerpt:n} The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning letters this month to two companies concerning the marketing and sale of over-the-counter (OTC) drug products containing cannabidiol (CBD) as an inactive ingredient. The letters allege violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C)…

Cannabis & Chemicals: Why Glove Sourcing is Vital {$excerpt:n} Freya Farm, a pesticide-free cannabis producer and processor located in Conway, Wash., was recently forced to issue a recall after the chemical o-Phenylphenol, listed under CA Prop 65, was found on its products. Testing traced the antimicrobial compound, known to cause cancer, back to the FDA-compliant…

National Ag Day: An Interview with Industry Leaders Disrupting Agriculture in Positive Ways {$excerpt:n} National Agriculture Day (March 23, 2021), is an annual event held by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA), a not-for-profit 501-c (6) organization, to increase the public awareness of agriculture’s vital role in our society. The ACA believes that every American…

How to Develop Quality Cannabis Products with Advanced Analytical Testing {$excerpt:n} A thorough cannabis product development process goes far beyond extracting and packaging. Performing advanced analytical testing at each and every stage allows producers to know the quantity, quality and behaviour of compounds in samples. Here are the four key stages from flower to consumption.…

Is Europe’s Cannabis Sector Poised for Take Off? {$excerpt:n} 2021 could be a critical year for the rapidly growing cannabis industry. As public support for the legalization of cannabis continues to grow, what does that mean for the regulation of cannabis’s various industry segments — medical, recreational, hemp and CBD wellness markets? On Altamar’s…

The Ten Biggest Mistakes When Building a Cultivation Facility {$excerpt:n} As cannabis legalization becomes more prolific across the United States, entrepreneurs are entering the cultivation business in droves. With so many new companies entering the market and growing cannabis, there are a lot of common errors made when getting started. Here are ten of the…