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,…

FDA Issues Warnings on Delta-8 THC Products {$excerpt:n} On September 14, the FDA published a consumer update on their website, seeking to educate the public and offer a public health warning on delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, otherwise known as delta-8 THC. For the uninitiated, delta-8 THC is a cannabinoid that can be synthesized from cannabidiol (CBD) derived…

3 Pillars of Cannabis Banking Compliance {$excerpt:n} Few people will disagree that financial compliance isn’t the most exciting topic within the cannabis industry. But compliance is, and always will be, the engine grease to the legal cannabis market. Cannabis operators have the arduous task of dealing with multiple layers of compliance, both operational (maintaining and…

Organizations Submit Comments on CAOA {$excerpt:n} Earlier this summer in July, Senators Chuck Schumer, Ron Wyden and Cory Booker held a press conference where they introduced the first draft of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA). During the press conference, the Senators laid out the foundation for their comprehensive cannabis legalization measure, emphasizing the…

Leaders in Cannabis Formulations: Part 3 – RealSleep {$excerpt:n} Sleep health is a large and growing global market. According to Statista, the global market value of the sleep market was $432B in 2019 with an expected CAGR of 6.3% from 2019 to 2024. Supplements are a growing category of popular sleep health products with common…

Colorado to Bolster Hemp Testing Rules, Rollout Delayed {$excerpt:n} Earlier this year, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced a plan to introduce new testing rules for the state’s growing hemp industry. Under the new regulations, hemp products must be tested for residual solvents, heavy metals and pesticides, in addition to making…

Best Practices for Training New Hires and Documenting Operations {$excerpt:n} Let’s just say it. There is an undeniable chaos in the cannabis industry. It doesn’t matter if you’re a big or small operator, it’s likely that you don’t have a documented system for creating and managing ever-changing SOPs or for consistently training all employees on…

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