Monthly Archives: May 2017

How The Weed Industry Is Fighting The New War On Drugs

How The Weed Industry Is Fighting The New War On Drugs A recent Wired feature showcases companies that support the cannabis industry in crucial ways against the new war on drugs. Crucial might seem a dramatic word choice here, but without these ancillary companies provided tight payroll services and regulatory standard testing, it could open […]

Here’s How Banks Are Screwing Marijuana Consumers Every Day

Here’s How Banks Are Screwing Marijuana Consumers Every Day This spring, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Representative Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) introduced the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act — offering a much-needed solution to the conflict between state and federal laws that discourages banks from working with marijuana-related businesses and a great cost to marijuana consumers, […]

Protecting Your Innovative Cannabis Strains With a Strong Intellectual Property Strategy: Part 2 – Patents for New Cannabis Strains

Protecting Your Innovative Cannabis Strains With a Strong Intellectual Property Strategy: Part 2 – Patents for New Cannabis Strains In the first installment of this three-part series we explored the reasons why cannabis breeders should adopt a strong IP strategy sooner rather than later and looked briefly at the types of IP that those breeders […]

Budtenders: Providing Education and Customer Service

Budtenders: Providing Education and Customer Service Budtenders represent the front line of any cannabis dispensary, and as such they are responsible for fostering a valuable customer service experience that will have clients returning in the future. However, the role of budtender goes much deeper than simply providing customer service. If you want to develop a […]

4 US States That Have The Most Affordable Legal Marijuana

4 US States That Have The Most Affordable Legal Marijuana Reporter Kevin Drum used data from the crowdsource information website Priceofweed.com to find out where weed was cheapest. His work parses out the west from the east, and focuses on what lies west of the Rocky Mountains. Out there, Oregon, Washington, Colorado and California boast […]

Difficult Menstruation Can Now Score You Medical Marijuana In New York

Difficult Menstruation Can Now Score You Medical Marijuana In New York Women of New York: It’s time to rejoice. A bill allowing cannabis as a qualifying condition for difficult menstruation and menstrual cramps passed the New York Assembly Health Committee on Tuesday. That’s right. If you suffer from dysmenorrhea — painful abdominal cramping during menstruation — you can […]

Here’s what just changed in Washington state marijuana laws

Here’s what just changed in Washington state marijuana laws Published: May 23, 2017, 12:10 pm • Updated: May 23, 2017, 12:19 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff A week ago, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed an omnibus marijuana bill, containing many changes to the regulations put in place in 2013, after Washington voters legalized […]

Implementing a HACCP Plan in Cannabis Processing

Implementing a HACCP Plan in Cannabis Processing Hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) is a robust management system that identifies and addresses any risk to safety throughout production. Originally designed for food safety through the entire supply chain, the risk assessment scheme can ensure extra steps are taken to prevent contamination. The FDA as […]