The Four Pillars of Cannabis Processing

Cannabis extraction has been used as a broad term for what can best be described as cannabis processing. A well-thought-out cannabis process goes far beyond just extraction, largely overlapping with cultivation on the front-end and product development on the back-end1. With this in mind, four pillars emerge as crucial capabilities […]

Exploration and Optimization of Drying and Curing

Cannabis Cultivation Virtual Conference Part 4 Exploration and Optimization of Drying and Curing By Dr. Allison Justice, Vice President of Cultivation at Outco This presentation discusses: Prized French wines are aged for years in oak barrels, as are famous whiskies. Tobacco is air-, fire-, flue- or sun-cured. Cannabis, however, is […]

Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Program Blossoms

Pennsylvania’s medical cannabis program may be young, but the industry in that state is off to a burgeoning start. Back in 2016, the state legalized medical cannabis. In 2017, the PA Department of Health began accepting applications for licenses and announced the first 12 winning applications. On February 15th, 2018, […]

Refining Techniques for Growing Cannabis

As the cannabis industry in the United States and throughout the world develops, the market is getting more competitive. Markets in a number of states are experiencing disruptions that will have lasting effects for cultivators, including oversupply and supply chain bottlenecks. Now more than ever, growers need to look for […]

Pennsylvania Adjusts Medical Cannabis Program

On Monday, Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine announced plans to allow patients access to whole plant, dried flower, as well as more qualifying conditions. The move reverses the previous rule permitting dispensaries to sell only processed forms of cannabis, which some say limited access and kept costs high for […]

Thinking 4/20 is Meh? Think Again — It’s Massive

Marijuana’s big holiday, 4/20, is a huge day for cannabis sales. In fact, it’s the biggest one-day event of the year for the industry — last year between Colorado, Washington, Oregon and California 4/20, which fell on a Thursday, led to $36.3 million in sales according to cannabis market research […]

California Sales Ignite in February, As Vapes, Edibles Keep on Burning

During just the first two months of recreational cannabis in California, sales for all types of cannabis products in the state expanded rapidly, a development probably connected in part to more dispensaries receiving sales licenses. But increased consumer demand, too, plays a role. To wit: January sales reached $143.80 million, […]

Colorado Debuts Universal THC Symbol

Yesterday, the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division issued a bulletin unveiling their universal symbol for all cannabis products. According to the bulletin, the State Licensing Authority adopts the universal symbol for all packaging, labeling and on-product marking for medical and recreational cannabis products, effective immediately. “The State Licensing Authority’s adoption of […]

Coloradans With MMJ Cards Score Bargains

It arrives in pre-rolled joints and by the ounce in plastic containers. It is turned into oil and gets smoked, or is used to saturate gummy bears and brownies. Teas contain it. Salves include it as an ingredient. Pills? It finds its way into capsules, tablets and softgels. Nearly everything […]