Curaleaf Florida Earns SQF Certification

Curaleaf Florida Earns SQF Certification

Last week, Curaleaf, a medical cannabis producer and processor in Miami, Florida, announced they have earned the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level II certification. In the press release, they claim they are the first and only medical cannabis company in the state to achieve that certification. That SQF certification is a program recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative...

Posted on April 24, 2018Read More

Cannabis Science Conference

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Posted on April 24, 2018Read More

A More Effective and Efficient Approach to Purer Cannabidiol Production Using Centrifugal Partition Chromatography

A More Effective and Efficient Approach to Purer Cannabidiol Production Using Centrifugal Partition Chromatography

Many physicians today treat their patients with cannabidiol (CBD, Figure 1), a cannabinoid found in cannabis. CBD is more efficacious over traditional medications, and unlike delta-9 tetrahydrocannbinol (THC), the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, CBD has no psychoactive effects. Researchers have found CBD to be an effective treatment for conditions such as cancer pain,...

Posted on April 23, 2018Read More

Massachusetts Prepares for Adult-Use

Massachusetts Prepares for Adult-Use

Last month, the Cannabis Control Commission, the regulatory body overseeing the state’s newest industry, finalized their regulations for the market. At the beginning of this month, the state began accepting applications for business licenses. Now with the full implementation of adult-use sales on the horizon, businesses, regulators, consumers and local governments are...

Posted on April 17, 2018Read More

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) for the Cannabis Industry: Part 2

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) for the Cannabis Industry:  Part 2

HACCP is a food safety program developed in the 1960s for the food manufacturing industry, mandated for meat, seafood and juice and adopted by foodservice for the safe serving of meals at restaurants. With state requirements for the safe production of cannabis-infused products, namely edibles, facilities may be inspected against HACCP principles. The cannabis industry and...

Posted on April 12, 2018Read More

Lessons from Food Safety: Applications to the Cannabis Industry

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Posted on April 11, 2018Read More

Environmental Controls: The Basics

Environmental Controls:  The Basics

The outside environment can vary widely depending on where your facility is located. However, the internal environment around any activity can have an effect on that activity and any personnel performing the activity, whether that’s storage, manufacturing, testing, office work, etc. These effects can, in turn, affect the product of such activities. Environmental control...

Posted on March 28, 2018Read More

CannaGrow Expo

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Posted on March 28, 2018Read More

Maintenance and Calibration: Your Customers Are Worth It!

Maintenance and Calibration: Your Customers Are Worth It!

Ultimately, the goal of any good company is to take care of their customers by providing a quality product at a competitive price. You take the time to use good practices in sourcing raw materials, processing, testing and packaging to make sure you have a great final product. Yet in practice, sometimes the product can degrade over time, or you find yourself facing costly...

Posted on March 21, 2018Read More

Colorado Debuts Universal THC Symbol

Colorado Debuts Universal THC Symbol

Yesterday, the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division issued a bulletin unveiling their universal symbol for all cannabis products. According to the bulletin, the State Licensing Authority adopts the universal symbol for all packaging, labeling and on-product marking for medical and recreational cannabis products, effective immediately. “The State Licensing Authority’s...

Posted on March 13, 2018Read More