We looked at 10 major pharmaceutical companies and 10 major cannabis companies, comparing what positions they had for scientists and their R&D spending. Why are scientists rarely in the c-suite of cannabis companies?
A Leafreport industry study allegedly found that only 7% of CBD brands, of the 188 brands sampled, actually conduct legitimate contamination testing for pesticides, heavy metals and microbial contamination.
The Center for Scientific Cannabinoid Information (CSCI) announced their launch on June 14, with the goal of cutting through the confusion around cannabinoids and providing resources for medical professionals for information on the safety and efficacy of cannabinoids.
Metrc is the most widely used cannabis traceability system in the United States. With government contracts in nineteen different states, the company’s traceability software is a fixture in the marketplace. In this article, Aaron Green sits down with Metrc CEO Michael Johnson to discuss retail challenges, regulations, cybersecurity, compliance and more.
In this article, Aaron Green sits down with Kyle Sherman, founder and CEO of Flowhub, a prominent cannabis tech company. After becoming the first company to integrate with Metrc in 2014, the platform quickly became a leading software company in the space.
This complimentary virtual conference consists of 4 back-to-back webinars, all on the same day.
In a number of states across the country, edibles, topicals, beverages and other infused products are taking up a larger percentage of the market share. They come in all shapes and sizes- from granola bars to lotions, lubricant and scented candles; manufacturers are infusing a wide variety of products with cannabis, creating a market that meets a larger consumer demographic.
Different states have different rules when it comes to product safety. Some states require ServSafe training and local health inspections, while others have more stringent lab testing rules, require documented GMPs and even a form of certification demonstrating proper food safety protocols.
State regulations shouldn’t be the reason why infused products manufacturers have robust safety and quality standards, consumer safety is. Getting ahead of regulations with proactive safety and quality planning can improve a business’s bottom line tremendously. There are a number of tools and tricks cannabis companies can learn from the food industry to streamline their businesses and gain a bigger chunk of the market share.
The state legalized medical cannabis about two years ago, and the market is beginning to mature. A number of lawmakers are pushing for adult use legalization, despite the Governor’s opposition.
In this article, Aaron Green interviews Everett Smith, co-founder and CEO at Presidential to learn more about his cannabis journey from professional basketball in Europe to one of California’s top infused flower and pre-roll brands.
On April 21, 2022, a handful of cannabis retailers in the Garden State opened their doors to adults over 21, launching adult use cannabis sales in New Jersey. One month and over $24 million later, the state’s legal market is beginning to blossom.
With cannabis industry M&A activity surging, qualified buyers could be tempted to short-circuit traditional due diligence in order to move quickly. However, given the other special challenges the cannabis industry poses, thorough due diligence is essential to a successful deal.