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FDA Issues Warning Over Copycat Cannabis Consumables

 

Last week, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) published a consumer warning regarding food products containing THC and the risk of children accidentally eating them. Between January of last year through April 24, 2022, the FDA says they have received more than 100 adverse event reports involving people (both adults and children) accidentally consuming THC-containing products.

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Why the Cannabis Industry Must Combat Degree Inflation

 

The importance of college education in the hiring process is fading and an emphasis on it can lead to payroll premiums, poor productivity and high turnover. Instead, look to technical and soft skills and develop your company’s pipeline of non-degree employees.

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AOAC Launches Cannabis Proficiency Testing Program

 

AOAC International, partnering with Signature Sciences, debuts their pilot round for their cannabis laboratory proficiency testing program this month, the only PT program with actual cannabis flower as a matrix. The first live round of their PT program is scheduled to begin in November of 2022.

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Steep Hill Expands to Vermont

 

The cannabis lab testing company with locations throughout the world announced today their expansion into Vermont.

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Aurora Launches New Product Line in UK

 

Aurora Cannabis announced today that the company has launched three new EU GMP cannabis extracts for patients in the United Kingdom. Sourced from Aurora’s facility in Denmark, the terpene-forward extract line will be available starting this month.

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A Q&A with Ethan Zohn, Brand Ambassador for Momenta, a Trulieve Brand

 

In this article, Aaron Green interviews Ethan Zohn, Brand Ambassador for Momenta, to learn more about his pathway to becoming a brand ambassador and how, as a cancer survivor, he incorporates cannabis into his running routines.

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Cannabis Banking: The Ins, the Outs & the Unknowns

 

Banking cannabis-related businesses can be challenging. Banks and nonbank financial institutions should understand and consider their risk appetite, and document, articulate, and implement necessary precautions and other controls.

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FDA Issues First Warning Letters for Delta-8 THC

 

In an FDA news release, the agency says they have issued their first warning letters to companies illegally selling products that contain delta-8 THC. The letters were sent to five companies for marketing unapproved new drugs, misbranding and adding delta-8-thc to food products.

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Quality in the Retail Ecosystem: A Q&A with LucidaClub Founder Jack Roosevelt

 

Shopping at a cannabis dispensary can often be an overwhelming and intimidating experience for a new cannabis consumer. LucidaClub aims to fix that with a membership-based platform designed to help make sense of the cannabis world. In this article, we sit down with Jack Roosevelt, co-founder of LucidaClub, to hear his thoughts on the cannabis retail experience and how he hopes to disrupt the market by guiding new consumers to make the right purchase.

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Perfecting Your Packaging for Cannabis Beverages

 

Using sustainable packaging options, meeting regulatory compliance design parameters, keeping convenience at top of mind and branding it appropriately will all help you package your cannabis beverages successfully.

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Vermont Regulators Issue First Adult-Use Cannabis Cultivation License

 

The Cannabis Control Board awarded the license May 16 to an indoor grower in Rutland County.

Rhode Island Senate, House Lawmakers Align on Cannabis Legalization; Votes Expected

 

A key amendment added to companion adult-use bills is scheduled to be considered in committee this week, followed by floor action next week.

Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana Sues State to Ease Ballot Requirements

 

The group filed a lawsuit May 16 that seeks to overturn a rule that requires petitioners to gather signatures from a large number of rural counties in the state.

Oklahoma Governor Signs Legislation to Increase Funding for Medical Cannabis Enforcement, Crack Down on Illegal Sales

 

One of the bills signed into law will provide grant funding for county sheriffs to dedicate a full-time deputy to assist with the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority’s compliance visits to medical cannabis operations.

Flora Growth Appoints Holly Bell as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

 

Bell joins Flora Growth after working as the Director of Cannabis for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Ohio Issues 70 New Medical Cannabis Dispensary Licenses

 

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy announced the recipients of the licenses, which were awarded through a lottery.

Finding Success Through Diversity: Q&A With Dragonfly Wellness’ Narith Panh

 

Panh, COO of the Utah-based, vertically integrated medical cannabis operation, reflects on what drew him to the cannabis industry, lessons learned and some of the company’s biggest accomplishments in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month.

Delaware Governor Indicates Openness to Cannabis Decriminalization, Nothing Further

 

Gov. John Carney’s comments came as a bill to legalize the possession of 1 ounce of cannabis for adults 21 and older sits on his desk.

Fig Farms Wins Indoor Flower Category and Indoor Flower Breeder's Cup at Emerald Cup

 

The cultivator won the Indoor Flower category for its Animal Face cultivar and the Indoor Breeder’s Cup for its Holy Moly! Cultivar.

CannaCraft Brands Take First Prize in 4 Categories and “Best in Show” at the 2022 Emerald Cup

 

The company’s Farmer and the Felon brand was honored with multiple wins in the Sungrown Flower category and “Best in Show.”

California Growers Remain Optimistic Amid Encroaching Market Obstacles

 

It's spring in California. What does the increasingly grim market outlook mean for small growers?

JumpLights Unveils ‘Catalyst’ Under Canopy LED Grow Light

 

The design increases premium cannabis flower weight by more than 20%.

Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Considers Higher Level Permit for Cannabis Cultivation

 

While a land use permit is currently required for most cultivation operations, an amended ordinance would require a conditional use permit for all cannabis cultivation applications submitted in certain zones.

New York Cannabis Regulators to Host Educational Workshops for Entrepreneurs Seeking Adult-Use Licenses

 

The Office of Cannabis Management will hold two virtual sessions this week to offer information for those applying for the first round of retail licenses.

More Than 20 Senators Urge Congressional Leadership to Include SAFE Banking Act in Pending Legislative Package

 

A group of 24 senators wrote a letter to Senate and House leaders May 12, encouraging them to include the cannabis banking reform measure in the final version of the America COMPETES Act.

22nd Century Group Acquires GVB Biopharma

 

GVB is one of the largest providers of hemp-derived active ingredients for the pharmaceutical and consumer goods industries worldwide based on total tonnage.

EPA Approves Finalsan for use in Hemp

 

Finalsan can be used any time of the year, even in cool weather, and leaves no harmful residue in the soil.

Jushi Holdings Inc. Expands Product Offerings with Launch of Its First Line of Solventless Cannabis Extracts

 

The Lab solventless live rosin vapes and concentrates bring customers freshness, taste and terpene experiences crafted solely from flower, water and ice.

Verano Launches Mobile Applications, Exclusive Rewards Program For Zen Leaf and MÜV Cannabis Dispensaries

 

The applications and rewards programs aim to provide broader accessibility, deals and product information across 71 dispensaries in seven states.

Cresco Labs Announces Expiration of HSR Act Waiting Period For Proposed Acquisition of Columbia Care

 

The end of the 30-day waiting period brings the company one step closer to completing a roughly $2-billion deal by the end of the year.

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