Quality Plans for Lab Services: Managing Risks as a Grower, Processor or Dispensary

This article is the first in a series that will look into the risks any user of laboratory services (growers, processors or dispensary owners) will face from the quality systems in place in the laboratory. I will discuss specific risk areas in clear and understandable language so as to not […]

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 […]

Every Growroom Has Mold!

Cannabis Cultivation Virtual Conference Part 5 Every Growroom Has Mold! Technology Spotlight Sponsored by CannaAirCare By Ivor Noble, Founder and CEO of CannaAirCare   The all natural preventative against airborne mustiness! The post Every Growroom Has Mold! appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal. Source link

EVIO Labs Expands Ahead of California Testing Deadline

In a few short weeks, the regulations in California’s cannabis market will expand to include more laboratory testing. The previous exemption for selling untested product will be eliminated come July 1st, meaning that every product on dispensary shelves will have to be tested for a number of contaminants. Pesticide testing, […]

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, […]

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) for the Cannabis Industry: Part 4

In Part 3 of this series on HACCP, Critical Control Points (CCPs), validation of CCPs and monitoring of CCPs were defined. When a HACCP plan identifies the correct CCP, validates the CCP as controlling the hazard and monitors the CCP, a potential hazard is controlled in the manufacturing and packaging […]

CCC Launches #WhatsInMyWeed Campaign

“Your tomatoes are organic. What about your weed?” The language on their homepage is clear: Consumers should seek the same high standards in their cannabis just as they do with food. Earlier in the month, The Cannabis Certification Council (CCC), a nonprofit that promotes organic and fair trade practices in […]

Why Traceability Is Crucial for the Cannabis Industry

The stage is set: cannabis legalization is rolling out around the world. With legalization comes regulations and smart companies will adapt to make new requirements work for them. In the end, our shared goal (as industry, consumers and government) is the same: provide safe, high-quality, reliable products. This is where […]