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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.