Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) for the Cannabis Industry: Part 1

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) Defined Farm-to-fork is a concept to describe the control of food safety starting in the fields of a farm and ending with deliciousness in my mouth. The more that is optimized at every step, the more food safety and quality are realized. Farm-to-fork […]

Top 4 Food Safety Hazards for the Cannabis Industry

As many US States and Canadian provinces approach legalization of cannabis, the question of regulatory oversight has become a pressing issue. While public awareness is mainly focused on issues like age restrictions and impaired driving, there is another practical question to consider: should cannabis be treated as a drug or […]

Microbiology 101 Part One

I have been studying microorganisms for over 35 years, and the elusive critters still fascinate me! Here in Microbiology 101, I write about the foundation of knowledge on which all microbiologists build. You may have a general interest in microbiology or have concerns in your operation. By understanding microbiology, you […]

California Manufacturing Regulations: What You Need To Know

In late November, California released their proposed emergency regulations for the cannabis industry, ahead of the full 2018 medical and adult use legalization for the state. We highlighted some of the key takeaways from the California Bureau of Cannabis Control’s regulations for the entire industry earlier. Now, we are going […]

Mazel Tov! Jews Get ‘Chai’ at LA’s First Cannabis Havdalah Party

Most peoples’ social lives revolve around alcohol to some degree, whether it be sipping wine over dinner, or drinking beers at a summer BBQ.  For those, like myself, who don’t drink, there was always a persistent feeling that we didn’t belong. While there was often a place to smoke during […]

Marijuana Munchies Explained by Science – High Times

Scientific studies are beginning to successfully unravel the mystery of why we get the munchies—THC stimulates appetite by regulating a group of neurons that normally suppress the appetite—even when we’re definitely not hungry. Hence, the use of medical marijuana in the treatment of patients dealing with a loss of appetite due […]