The impact of COVID-19 on cannabis retail sales in the United States has been mixed with an episode of surge buying followed by lower sales at the end of March. The cannabis industry’s status as an essential business makes a difference. Safety tips for dispensary operators are provided.
Last week, Ellice Ogle delivered a presentation on food safety culture for infused products manufacturers. A lot of questions were asked, but she was only able to answer a few of them. In this piece, Ellice addresses the unanswered questions and provides some advice for fostering a food safety culture in your cannabis facility.
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The FDA sent a warning letter to former NFL player Kyle Turley’s CBD brand for making unsubstantiated health claims that CBD can cure COVID-19. Even after the warning letter, Turley is still on social media claiming CBD can cure COVID-19.
The rush to hire and scale up has caused cannabis businesses to face layoffs, increasing exposure to EPL claims. Reduce your business’ risk with these 4 best practices.
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Cannabis scientists have skills that can help during this crisis. Cannabis labs even have instruments that can be used for COVID-19 testing. The National COVID-19 Research Volunteer Database, recently launched by Harvard Postdoc, Michael Wells, is encouraging US-based life sciences scientists to sign-up.
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Failure, the learning experience and the subsequent rapid innovation can often be a blessing in disguise. See how failure helped Dr. Roggen and Soheil Nasseri turn their research into something productive.
In this week’s Brand Marketing Byte, we take a look at Mike Tyson’s brand, Tyson Ranch, which earned media attention recently in an unconventional way.
Libbey suggests we all use the new free time we have for some reflection: Small changes in the way we think and behave can lead to significant change.
From formulating the plan to worker safety, pesticide regulations and REI times – This is the ultimate guide to integrated pest management. Learn how to effectively implement an IPM plan and use the right tools in the right way at the right time.
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While the federal government has been considering legislation, such as SAFE Banking and the STATES Act, to create a more rational federal cannabis policy, neither of these bills are likely to pass any time soon given the current COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of the day, until Congress passes some form of federal cannabis legalization, these small businesses will remain plagued by the inability to receive financial assistance, as evinced by the Paycheck Protection Program.
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The defense has filed for a lawsuit in federal court, which centers around $1.2 million in purportedly unrepaid loans, to be stayed.
Proceeds from the sale of the greenhouse will strengthen the company’s balance sheet, providing working capital to ramp-up production and sales across Canada.
Industry advocates and attorneys weigh in on what federal COVID-19 guidance might entail and how it could impact businesses in the space.
The province passed an emergency order allowing dispensaries to reopen after deeming them “non-essential” in an update last week.
Indiana University researchers published the study in JAMA.
While the industry was initially excluded from Ottawa’s plan to aid the economy, the Business Development Bank of Canada has clarified that cannabis businesses can qualify for loans and other assistance.
COVID-19 has affected every person and every business in the U.S. in some small or tragically large way.
“Charlotte is no longer suffering,” photographer Nichole Montanez wrote on behalf of the Figi family. “She is seizure-free forever. Thank you so much for all of your love.”
Eleven U.S. Senators have sent a letter to leadership asking that cannabis businesses qualify for loans and other federal relief programs.
Nearly 40% of cannabis businesses reported having to shut down a segment of their business since the outbreak started, according to a recent survey by Cannabis Business Times.
The Risk Mitigation Virtual Conference launches April 23 with a special three-hour digital event at no cost to registrants.
In a two-part series, Hemp Grower explores how COVID-19 has impacted the CBD industry so far, how companies are responding and what lies ahead.
With federal stimulus packages offering small business assistance, now is the time to realize that you’ll be educating the lender about what hemp is.
VP of Retail Chris Melillo shares insight into the multistate operator’s state-by-state approach to each jurisdiction’s everchanging regulations, as well as lessons he’s learned from this unprecedented situation.
This latest move may foreshadow a future of pharmaceutical drugs that contain CBD.
Smart and Safe Arizona is one of four ballot initiative campaigns that filed a petition asking the Arizona Supreme Court to allow the campaigns to collect signatures digitally.
The Ohio Board of Pharmacy is allowing retailers to conduct medical cannabis sales in their parking lots or on the sidewalks outside their stores during the COVID-19 crisis.
The company, which has been one of the largest wholesale retailers of American-grown hemp and CBD, has transitioned its operations to hand sanitizer production to address the supply shortage.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said there was “too little time” to fine-tune his plan to legalize adult-use cannabis ahead of the April 1 deadline to approve the state budget.
The moves are intended to enable the company to maintain its business goals of profitability, conserve cash and to execute its strategic plan.