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Leaders in Infused Product Manufacturing: Part 3
November 16, 2020
In Part 3, Green sits down with Liz Conway, Regional President of Florida at Parallel to hear about her journey into the cannabis industry from the health tech sector, how the Florida cannabis industry works and Parallel’s vertical integration strategy.
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Leaders in Infused Product Manufacturing: Part 2
November 16, 2020
In Part 2, Green sits down with Mike Hennesy, vice president of innovation at Wana Brands to hear about his thoughts on innovation, the importance of educating consumers and how business at Wana Brands is growing.
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Testing Cannabis for Smoke-taint
November 2, 2020
Wildfires are nothing new to cultivators on the West Coast. The wildfires of 2020 however have broken records and have left major growing regions covered in ash leading up to the harvest season.
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Its Time to Revisit Vaping Product Use-Associated Lung Injury
October 25, 2020
The 2019 vape crisis marked a turning point in consumer awareness around cannabis vaping and e-cigarette safety. In this post we take a closer look at the association of vitamin E acetate and recent studies on nichrome heating elements.
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Leaders in Infused Products Manufacturing: Part 1
October 19, 2020
In Part 1, Green sits down with Keith Cich, co-founder of Sunderstorm, Inc. and the brand Kanha Gummies to hear about his product development and manufacturing processes, and how his business is growing.
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Leaders in Cannabis Extraction & Manufacturing: Part 5
October 19, 2020
Green sits down with Kristen Suchanec, VP of Production at Island to hear about how she got involved in the cannabis industry and how she sees the future of cannabis as a consumer packaged good.
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Leaders in Cannabis Extraction & Manufacturing: Part 4
September 19, 2020
In Part 4, Green sits down with Michael Schimelpfenig, Head of R&D and BHO extraction manager at Bear Extraction House to hear about how he got involved in the cannabis industry and some of the day to day challenges.
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Leaders in Cannabis Extraction & Manufacturing: Part 3
September 19, 2020
In Part 3, Green sits down with Joaquin Rodriguez, chief operations officer at GenX Biotech to hear about product development and some of the challenges presently facing the industry.
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Can you tell a live resin from a distillate?
September 12, 2020
Live resin is a growing product category in cannabis that is used to describe a cannabis extract derived using a certain process meant to preserve natural terpenes and plant flavor. How do you tell a true live resin from a distillate?
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Leaders in Cannabis Extraction & Manufacturing: Part 2
September 19, 2020
In Part 2, Green sits down with Matthew Elmes, director of new product development at Cannacraft to learn about product development and some of the challenges in the marijuana and CBD industries.
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Costs of Cannabis Compliance Testing
August 17, 2020
Ever wonder why cannabis compliance testing costs are so high? In this article we highlight recent economics research on the direct and indirect costs of compliance laboratory testing.
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The Cannabis Chemistry Guide
September 12, 2020
The Cannabis Chemistry Guide: An Introduction to Analytical Testing in Product Development.
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Leaders in Cannabis Extraction & Manufacturing: Part 1
September 19, 2020
In this series of articles, Aaron Green sits down and interviews a number of industry executives leading manufacturing and extraction companies. In Part 1, Green sits down with George Sadler, president and co-founder of House of Platinum to hear about product development, manufacturing and how his business is growing.
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Potency Testing: In-House or External Lab?
November 2, 2020
R&D potency testing is a valuable and often necessary analytical tool for measuring cannabinoid content of cannabis products. At a cost of ranging from $55 to $75 per test, R&D potency testing can represent a significant line item in cultivation and product development budgets.
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Misleading Advertising: A Tale of Two Pomegranates
September 12, 2020
The cannabis industry is no stranger to false advertising and misleading labeling on packaged products. In this post we examine an important case (POM Wonerful v Coca Cola) which highlights the importance of correctly testing and labeling packaged products.
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Sourcing Ingredients for Cannabis Edibles and Beverages
September 12, 2020
Strict regulations on pesticide content in cannabis products make sourcing ingredients challenging. Often, pesticide-free cannabis extract is readily available, but finding ingredients that are pesticide-free can require getting creative.
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Dynamic Light Scattering for Cannabis Product Development
September 12, 2020
Dynamic light scattering (DLS) is a rapid and non-invasive analytical technique for determining the size of particles and macromolecules in an cannabis emulsion or colloidal system.
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Coronavirus Guidelines for the Cannabis Industry
September 12, 2020
The WHO has declared the spread of COVID-19 as a pandemic. What can cannabis businesses do to help mitigate the spread of disease and help keep their communities safe?
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Cannabis Scientists and Labs Can Help with National COVID-19 Research Volunteer Database
September 12, 2020
Cannabis scientists have skills that can help during this crisis. Cannabis labs even have instruments that can be used for COVID-19 testing. The National COVID-19 Research Volunteer Database, recently launched by Harvard Postdoc, Michael Wells, is encouraging US-based life sciences scientists to sign-up.
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Cannabis Retailers Considered Essential: Safety Tips for Running Dispensaries During COVID19
September 12, 2020
The impact of COVID-19 on cannabis retail sales in the United States has been mixed with an episode of surge buying followed by lower sales at the end of March. The cannabis industry’s status as an essential business makes a difference. Safety tips for dispensary operators are provided.
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