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February 20, 2020
Cresco Labs Adds Chief Commercial Officer

Cresco Labs has hired Greg Butler to support its steadfast commitment to building the most important cannabis company in the U.S. Butler joins Cresco Labs as its first chief commercial officer (CCO). In this newly... more »

February 20, 2020
New QR Code Requirements Approved In California

California's Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved the emergency rulemaking action for the Quick Response Code (QR Code) certificate requirements. This rulemaking amends sections 5039, 5311, and 5415 of the California Bureau of Cannabis... more »

February 17, 2020
Studies Show Hemp As Pollen Source For Bees

Two recently published studies have found hemp to be a pollen source for bees, especially when other floral sources may be limited. Colorado State University A study conducted by researchers at Colorado State University's Department... more »

February 17, 2020
Texas Researchers Develop Handheld Scanner To Identify THC Level

Hemp is technically legal in Texas, but proving that hemp is not marijuana can be a hurdle, requiring testing in a licensed laboratory. So, when a truck carrying thousands of pounds of hemp was recently... more »

February 17, 2020
Cannabis School Opens In Pontiac, Michigan

Higher Learning Institutions, a cannabis vocational and technical school, held an open house Feb. 15 for its flagship school in Pontiac, Michigan. The school offers hands-on job training, educational certificates, career development, internships, free monthly... more »

February 17, 2020
North Carolina Hemp Strain Testing Results Now Available

North Carolina Hemp Strain Testing Results are finally here. Hemp strains were tested in four locations last year including Harnett, Henderson, Johnston, and Rowan Counties. In some cases, strains tested at each location varied depending... more »

February 15, 2020
California Cannabis Industry Association Adds Members To Board Of Directors

The California Cannabis Industry Association has added five freshman members to the 2020 CCIA board of directors. Board President, Conrad Gregory of Harborside Pamela Epstein of Eden Enterprises Board Secretary, Tiffany Devitt of CannaCraft Michael... more »

February 15, 2020
Charlotte’s Web Earns NSF International’s GMP Registration

A Charlotte's Web Holdings manufacturing facility in Boulder, Colorado, was recently added to NSF International's dietary supplements Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) registration. Earning GMP registration from NSF International verifies that a manufacturing facility has the... more »

February 15, 2020
UF/IFAS Hemp Pilot Project Successes Lay Groundwork For Continued Research

Since the Florida State legislature authorized Industrial Hemp Pilot Projects for land grant institutions in 2017, the goal at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) has been to seek scientific... more »

February 14, 2020
Hemp Growers Should Take Note Of Prohibited Varieties

Ohio was among the first states to have its state hemp plan approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Ahead of the 2020 season, the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is providing publicly available information... more »

February 14, 2020
DOPE CFO Launches CBD,Hemp Accounting Training

DOPE CFO recently launched CBD CFO, a new program aimed at helping CBD/hemp accounting professionals provide accounting and compliance services, manage their accounting practices, and legally navigate around difficult compliance issues and federal tax codes.... more »

February 14, 2020
Three New Standards Aim To Support Cannabis Facility Security

Three new ASTM International standards aim to support security for cannabis businesses. The standards cover video surveillance systems, access control systems, and intrusion detection systems. “Cannabis businesses and facilities have unique needs related to protecting... more »

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