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Home Office HACCP During COVID-19

 

Libbey suggests we all use the new free time we have for some reflection: Small changes in the way we think and behave can lead to significant change.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Integrated Pest Management

 

From formulating the plan to worker safety, pesticide regulations and REI times – This is the ultimate guide to integrated pest management. Learn how to effectively implement an IPM plan and use the right tools in the right way at the right time.

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CARES Act – Stimulus Package Won’t Aid the Cannabis Industry

 

While the federal government has been considering legislation, such as SAFE Banking and the STATES Act, to create a more rational federal cannabis policy, neither of these bills are likely to pass any time soon given the current COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of the day, until Congress passes some form of federal cannabis legalization, these small businesses will remain plagued by the inability to receive financial assistance, as evinced by the Paycheck Protection Program.

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Best Practices for Workforce Reduction

 

The cannabis industry is going through a bit of a contraction phase and layoffs are almost certainly a guarantee for some businesses. Here’s a discussion of the risks and best practices in conducting cost-saving layoffs to avoid potential claims and lawsuits.

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Custom Designed Packaging: Is it Right for Your Cannabis Product?

 

It doesn’t matter if your cannabis business is a start-up in its infancy or a mature company with an established loyal customer following, creating attention-grabbing packaging is essential to your success. The packaging is the all-important and critical first impression.

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Clean Grow Still Failing? Check for Endophytic Mold

 

The practice of checking mother plants for Endophytic mold is not yet commonplace in cannabis, but the hemp business is leading the way. They’re testing to create very clean plants, so you don’t have issues during cultivation.

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Introducing The Brand Marketing Byte

 

Cannabis Industry Journal is pleased to announce our partnership with Pioneer Intelligence on this new series of articles. This collaboration will give readers a taste of Pioneer Intelligence’s marketing analytics and provide data-led insights on consumer-facing cannabis brands.

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UN Votes to Delay Rescheduling of Cannabis for Second Time in Two Years

 

For the second time in two years, the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) has delayed a critical vote on the reclassification of cannabis. The vote to delay rescheduling came just under two weeks before WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.

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Access to Cannabis Is About to Get Easier in UK

 

The UK has now changed its rules for imports, but in the middle of a global retrovirus pandemic, is this just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic?

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Quality in Manufacturing CBD Products: Q&A with the CEO of Medterra

 

The Center for Food Safety just released their new Hemp CBD Scorecard and Medterra, among others, received an ‘A’ letter grade. We sat down with Jay Hartenbach, CEO of Medterra, to find out what they are doing to get such high marks.

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Audit of Los Angeles Cannabis Licensing Process Determines City Took ‘Reasonable’ Steps to Ensure Fairness

 

A city official is now recommending that the Department of Cannabis Regulation move forward with awarding licenses to cannabis retailers.

Minnesota Extends Medical Cannabis Enrollments for Patients to Limit Spread of COVID-19

 

Enrollments in the state’s medical cannabis program are extended until Aug. 1 or 60 days after the state’s peacetime emergency ends, whichever is later.

Coronavirus Could Jeopardize Campaign to Place Cannabis Legalization Initiative on Missouri’s November Ballot: Legalization Watch

 

Missourians for a New Approach was on pace to meet its campaign goals until COVID-19 halted efforts to gather signatures for its petition.

For Platinum’s George Sadler, Cannabis Businesses Carry Great Responsibility as Essential Businesses During COVID-19 Crisis

 

The vape manufacturer has taken steps to keep its supply chain running smoothly amid the outbreak, and is using its advantages to keep employees working and customers satisfied.

Americann CEO Discusses Cannabis Tech Center, COVID-19 Impact

 

Tim Keogh previews start-up of Massachusetts Cannabis Center and its progress amid the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19’s Spread Highlights Need for More Stringent Microbial Cannabis Testing

 

Scientists from North Coast Testing Laboratory are calling for more specific cannabis testing using updated technology to ease the growing stress on the health care system.

The Green Organic Dutchman Receives Health Canada License Amendment for Its Ancaster Processing Facility

 

Receipt of the license enables the automation of several processes.

NIDA Releases Request for Information on THC Dosing Standards

 

The National Institute of Drug Abuse has issued a request for comments on establishing and implementing a standard unit of dosage for THC in order to improve cannabis research efforts.

Illinois Again Extends Deadline for Cannabis License Applications Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed an order that extends the deadline for cannabis infuser, craft grower and transporter licenses from March 30 to April 30.

Massachusetts Allows Medical Cannabis Dispensaries to Offer Curbside Pickup During Coronavirus Outbreak

 

Gov. Charlie Baker has deemed medical cannabis businesses essential, allowing them to remain open.

Ohio Issues New Guidance to Help Patients Maintain Medical Cannabis Access During COVID-19 Outbreak

 

Medical cannabis dispensaries are considered essential under the state’s stay at home order.

Hightimes Holding Corp. Signs LOI to Acquire Humboldt Heritage Inc.

 

High Times will acquire the California-based cannabis holding company and its subsidiaries Humboldt Sun Growers Guild and Grateful Eight LLC.

Glass House Farms Gives Back to Local Santa Barbara Community Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

 

The vertically integrated cannabis operator has donated lab gowns to a local hospital and has launched efforts to support the local food bank and area restaurants.

DEA Takes Steps to Approve Cannabis Cultivation Applications, States Issue New Rules for Industry Amid COVID-19 Concerns: Week in Review

 

The Drug Enforcement Administration has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend its regulations in an effort to approve pending applications for licenses that allow entities to grow cannabis for research purposes.

Emerald Harvest Opens Doors, Makes Sanitizer to Fight Pandemic

 

The global hydroponics nutrient manufacturer has joined the battle against COVID-19 with several initiatives aimed at aiding the community, local government and national health organizations.

Charlotte’s Web Reports $18.8M Q4 Loss, Executives Discuss Challenges and the Future

 

In a recent earnings call, Charlotte’s Web executives discussed a drop in Q4 sales due to regulatory uncertainty, its recent Abacus acquisition and how the coronavirus will impact business.

Agentix Appoints Ph.D Plant Scientist as New Director of Biological and Machine Vision Systems

 

The Agnetix team expands with the addition of a deep learning and AI expert to drive innovation in horticulture.

Canadian Cannabis Firms Brace for COVID-19, Potential Fallout

 

Canadian cannabis companies implement work-from-home protocols as an already tough capital market tightens up even more.

Jushi Holdings Inc. Provides Shareholder Update on Operations

 

All stores remain open in Pennsylvania and Illinois, and the company is prioritizing its medical patients and customers most susceptible to COVID-19.

Cannabis Companies and Suppliers Offer Help in Creating Medical Supplies for COVID-19 Response

 

Aloha Green Apothecary, CannaCraft and Keirton (Twister Trimmer) have found themselves uniquely positioned to fill the supply void.

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