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Cannabis Property Coverage: Understanding Risk Management & Communication

 

Cannabis businesses have limited options for procuring property coverage because of the high-risks inherent in their businesses and a hardening property insurance market. Work with brokers that specialize in cannabis and be diligent in your risk management.

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Iridium Consulting & Ionization Labs Launch New Partnership

 

The two companies announced this week that they are entering a business development partnership to provide in-house potency testing solutions for cannabis companies looking to expand their R&D testing.

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The Hottest U.S. Cannabis Brands Right Now

 

In this week’s Brand Marketing Byte, we take a look at Pioneer Intelligence’s hottest U.S. (non-retail) cannabis brands for the month of July. Using their large data set and gauging metrics within social media, earned media attention and more, these are the companies that are getting the most out of their marketing.

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Cannabis Is the Answer to Declining State Revenues

 

In this op-ed, Silverberg and Chambers argue that tax revenue from legalized cannabis could help a lot of states with their budget problems, while also creating jobs and stimulating the economy.

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Agilent Introduces New eMethods & Consumables Kits

 

Agilent announced this week their newest products for cannabis testing labs, including downloadable instrumental methods, as well as potency, pesticide and mycotoxin consumable kits.

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ANAB Accredits ABKO Labs

 

The Warren, Michigan-based laboratory achieved ISO 17025 accreditation this week, becoming the first startup lab in the state to do so.

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Cannify Adds 1,500+ Products to Database

 

The cannabis research and education organization announced this week that they have added a new feature that allows users to browse through more than 1,500 cannabis products available in the United States.

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Accelerate Your Business Growth with Great Product Packaging

 

Brand identity in the cannabis industry is extremely important for business development. Using some innovative packaging design can help you reach your target market effectively.

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2020 Cannabis Quality Virtual Conference Series Agenda Announced

 

The series will begin on September 8 and runs through December 22. Registration is now open.

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Cannabis Testing Laboratories (CTL) Becomes First ISO-Accredited Hemp Lab in Nebraska

 

The Doane University lab, CTL, announced last week they have achieved ISO 17025 accreditation as required by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture, making them the first lab to do so.

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4Front Continues Expansion in Massachusetts

 

The company announced the opening of its Mission dispensary in Georgetown, Mass., as well as the pending adult-use licensing of it's Worcester facility.

Mission Reopens South Chicago Dispensary Targeted By Looters in May

 

The company also unveiled the store's updated name during a grand reopening celebration.

Industry Association Urges Illinois to Use Cannabis Tax Revenue to Support Social Equity Applicants

 

The Cannabis Business Association of Illinois sent Gov. J.B. Pritzker a letter requesting aid for those awaiting one of the state’s long-delayed social equity licenses.

Cresco Labs Opens Ninth Dispensary in Illinois

 

The new Sunnyside dispensary, located in Schaumburg, is now the company's largest retail location at over 11,500 square feet.

Cannabis Conference Takes Its Industry-Leading Education and Networking Event for Plant-Touching Businesses Virtual

 

Cannabis Conference Virtual will take place September 15, 22 and 29, 2020, bringing together plant-touching businesses for industry-leading programming, networking and expo.

Michigan Businesses Can Apply for Standalone Adult-Use Cannabis Licenses Starting Nov. 1

 

The Marijuana Regulatory Agency is removing a requirement that businesses must hold a medical cannabis license to apply for an adult-use permit.

University of Pittsburgh and Parallel Announce Medical Cannabis Research Agreement

 

The University of Pittsburgh will research the impact of medical cannabis on sickle cell disease and other chronic conditions with a grant from Parallel.

Portland Announces 2020 SEED Program Recipients

 

The program seeks to provide economic support for communities disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition.

WeedMD Announces Partnership with MM Technology Holdings

 

The deal makes WeedMD the exclusive producer and distibutor of the Mary's Medicinals product line in Canada.

Is the Coronavirus Crisis Slowing Down Social Equity in Cannabis?

 

Advocates and business owners are concerned that the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is delaying the creation of an equitable cannabis industry.

Meeting the Cannabis Demand in Florida: Q&A with Brady Cobb of One Plant

 

One Plant's CEO says the company is finding its place in the state's expanding medical market as it continues to open stores during the pandemic and becomes a delivery hub.

Amber Littlejohn Joins Board of U.S. Hemp Authority

 

Littlejohn has previously served on the Minority Cannabis Business Association and is a member of U.S. Hemp Roundtable Minority Economic Empowerment Committee.

Massachusetts Cannabis Companies Can Retest, Sell Previously Quarantined Vaping Products

 

The Cannabis Control Commission has amended its quarantine order for the more than 600,000 products that have been in limbo since late last year.

Illinois Adult-Use Cannabis Sales Reach $61 Million in July

 

July’s figures set a new sales record for the state.

TC Controls Hires Glenn Gould as Director of Business Development

 

Gould brings years of experience within construction-based engineering sales and sales management.

Proposed Settlement Could End Dispute Over Nevada’s Cannabis Licenses

 

A settlement that would reshuffle some of the licenses could end a legal battle between the state and businesses that were not granted adult-use dispensary licenses in 2018.

Arizona Governor Opposes Ballot Measure to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis

 

Gov. Doug Ducey called the measure “a bad idea based on false promises.”

Northern Mariana Islands’ Cannabis Commission Launches License Applications

 

The commission officially adopted the proposed rules and regulations for the program during its June 23 meeting.

ASTM Developing Cannabis and Hemp Sampling Standard

 

The new standard operating procedure would help farmers achieve better homogeneity for testing samples and reduce the risk of misrepresented products.

Cannabis Industry Awaits U.S. House Vote on the MORE Act

 

The legislation, likely to be voted on in September, would federally decriminalize cannabis by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act.

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