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USDA Announces Risk Management Programs for Hemp

 

The USDA announced the launch of a pilot hemp insurance program as well as a Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance program that hemp growers can apply for immediately.

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Dank Until Gone Dark: The State of Corporate Insolvency for Cannabis Businesses

 

Legal options for insolvent cannabis businesses is a new challenge. Society is trending in the direction of a more permissive attitude toward cannabis, so it should follow that the legislatures and courts accept this shift and afford distressed cannabis businesses the same opportunities to reorganize or orderly liquidate just like other legal business entities.

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ANAB Accredits Pure Labs

 

Last week, ANAB announced the accreditation of Phoenix, Arizona-based Pure Labs, LLC to ISO/IEC 17025.

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European Cannabis is the Emerging Market to Attract North American Investment

 

Following the launch of Europe’s first medical cannabis Exchange Traded Fund (ETF), which aims to provide targeted exposure to the rapidly expanding medical cannabis industry, there is renewed interest and buzz in the European cannabis market for investors on a domestic and global scale. Whilst there is recent news of major North American cannabis companies undertaking cost reduction exercises, this is reflective of rapid expansion being curtailed to drive profitability, and also something the market has been expecting. The cannabis sector will evolve as the regulatory landscape develops.

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German Medical Cannabis Imports Doubled in 2019. So What?

 

Germany imported close to 7.5 tons of medical cannabis flower last year - but what is the real temperature of the market?

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Nepal’s Parliament Debates Legalizing Cannabis

 

A move to cultivate cannabis would also coincide with banning the importation of high proof alcoholic beverages.

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Judge A Book By Its Cover: Why Understanding Information Economics is Critical to Gain Consumer Trust and Build a Sustainable Brand

 

Information economics has existed for decades and drives much of how products, including cannabis, are marketed and purchased. Understanding different product attributes is key to setting up a sustainable cannabis product, corporation, and industry.

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Metrc Takes Contract for Maine’s Tracking Software

 

Regulators in Maine have chosen to go with Metrc for their traceability software, executing a six-year contract with the software company and making it the 13th state to enter a contract with the provider.

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New York’s Push for Legalized Cannabis: We’ve Heard This Story Before

 

Will New York be the next state to legalize adult use cannabis? Peter Cifichiello details the possibilities, the realities and the prospect of the Empire State following through on Governor Cuomo’s promises.

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NCIA Announced New Board of Directors

 

The National Cannabis Industry Association announced newly-appointed members and some incumbent members to their board of directors for the 2020-2022 term.

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Poll Shows Three out of Four Vermonters Support Legal, Regulated Cannabis Sales

 

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote on S. 54, a new poll shows overwhelming public support.

Utah Bill Clarifies that Private Employers Do Not Need to Allow Medical Cannabis Use

 

Lawmakers are considering several proposed changes to the state’s medical cannabis law this legislative session.

Washington House Approves Bill to Address Racial Inequity in Cannabis Licensing

 

The legislation would allow regulators to issue previously forfeited, canceled and revoked retail licenses to applicants in a new social equity program.

New Mexico House Passes Bill to Prohibit Non-Residents from Accessing Medical Cannabis Program

 

The legislation gained Senate approval last week and now heads to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

Pharmacy Background Pays Off for Louisiana Dispensary

 

Capitol Wellness owner Randy Mire builds on his pharmacy background to grow his Baton Rouge business.

Audit of Portland’s Cannabis Program Finds City Needs Improved Regulation Strategy

 

An independent auditor with Portland Audit Services has determined that the Office of Community and Civic Life is struggling to meet its regulatory obligations.

Iowa Medical Cannabis Board Rejects Adding New Qualifying Conditions to Program, Upholds Recommendations on THC Limits

 

The Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Board held its first meeting of the year Feb. 14.

New Mexico Senate Approves Medical Cannabis Residency Bill

 

The legislation would prohibit non-residents from enrolling in the state’s medical cannabis program.

Florida House Speaker Supports THC Cap for Medical Cannabis

 

House Speaker Jose Oliva would like to pass legislation this year to limit the amount of THC in medical cannabis products.

Standardizing the Cannabis Industry: A Look at ASTM International’s Process for Writing Standards

 

Ed Nodland, author of one of the group’s latest standards on auditing, shares insight into how the standards are written and how they are helping to advance the industry.

New Mexico’s Cannabis Legalization Bill Stalls in Senate, Virginia Decriminalization Proposal Clears Legislature: Week in Review

 

New Mexico’s legalization efforts are likely dead for the year after the Senate Judiciary Committee voted this week to block the legislation from advancing.

Colorado Department of Agriculture Adds Six Products to List of Pesticides that Can Be Used on Cannabis

 

The products can now be used without violating the Pesticide Applicators' Act.

Georgia Sees Increase in Medical Cannabis Patients

 

The number of Georgians with medical cannabis cards has increased by more than 70% in one year.

Here Are the Six Cannabis and Hemp Businesses That Will Pitch to Investors at SXSW

 

SXSW returns to Austin, Tex., in March, and it seems like each year delivers more cannabis and hemp (and CBD) content to the hundreds of thousand of curious attendees.

How Riverview Farms’ Michelle Hackett Works: Cannabis Workspace

 

In this installment, CBT presents an up-close look at the tools and habits behind the family- and women-owned greenhouse operation in Monterey County, Calif.

Three New Standards Aim to Support Cannabis Facility Security

 

Three new ASTM International standards cover video surveillance systems, access control systems and intrusion detection systems.

Cresco Labs Names Former Molson Coors Marketing Executive Greg Butler Chief Commercial Officer

 

The celebrated marketer brings diverse experiences in health and wellness, as well as CPG brand building, to help scale Cresco Labs’ U.S. market presence and create the first nationally recognized portfolio of cannabis brands.

SLANG Worldwide Expands Partnership with Cookies into the Oregon Market

 

A SLANG Network partner will cultivate the Cookies strains, and SLANG will market and sell the products through its statewide distribution channels.

Ohio Medical Cannabis Board Committee Submits Three Conditions for Expert Review

 

The committee has asked medical experts to study anxiety, autism and Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome to determine whether the conditions should be added to the medical cannabis program’s existing list of 21 qualifying conditions.

Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill Introduced in Alabama

 

Senate Bill 165, titled “The Compassion Act,” would allow patients to access cannabis for the treatment of 15 conditions.

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