CO’s Costly Marijuana Pesticide Testing

By |September 17th, 2018|

The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) requires a lot of marijuana pesticide testing. The MED requires multiple testing on all marijuana flower and trim (but not concentrates). This results in redundancy and higher costs.

New marijuana pesticide testing in Colorado officially began Aug. 1. But cultivators have been busy contending with product gluts and falling wholesale prices. […]

Compliance in Your Cannabusiness

By |July 16th, 2018|

On the surface, running a cannabis-based business is just like any other business. From staffing, to wages, inventory, and marketing, businesses thrive when there is a cohesive and well-oiled machine – that serves customers, that respects its staff, that provides a unique service or product to society, and above all is profitable. But as many […]

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Passes

By |July 12th, 2018|

Oklahoma said, “Yes!” State Question 788 passed on June 26th. The first medical marijuana clinic in the state, the Tulsa Higher Care Clinic, was already prepped and ready and opened just one day later. But not all the rules are in place just yet.

Officials met in this past week to address medical marijuana emergency rules. The […]

How to Prepare a Job Posting

By |June 11th, 2018|

There are numerous aspects to running a cannabusiness: increasing revenue, logistics, marketing, licensing, compliance, and maintaining inventory, just to name a few. However, these all share a common element – people. If you don’t have the right people at the right time for the right job, your business will suffer. But those who hire often […]

Montana Medical Marijuana Laws Take Effect

By |April 23rd, 2018|

Montana medical marijuana regulations are changing. The new laws concern testing and labeling which officials hope will help them keep a closer tab on plants through their entire seed to sell cycle. The Department of Public Health and Human Services will give a grace period of 20 days to providers to implement pesticide testing.

Originally, regulations […]

420 Ready?

By |April 19th, 2018|

It’s almost here. To some, it is the ultimate marijuana meet-up of the year. To others, just another Friday. This day in question is of course, April 20th, known more commonly as 420. According to marijuana sales records collected by the Colorado Department of Revenue, exponential growth continues every year. Retail sales alone from the month of April grew […]

Selling Marijuana Legally

By |March 27th, 2018|

Compliance starts and ends with identification.
Checking a customer’s I.D. seems pretty straightforward: a quick look at the birthday to be sure they’re 21 or older, and they’re good to go. Not so fast. How do you know whether the I.D. is recognized by the Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED)? How do you know you are staying legal […]

Bittersweet to Looping Back in Business

By |February 27th, 2018|

Cannabis buyers have figured out that they can game the system. And the ones getting the blunt, I mean brunt of the punishment are the retail dispensaries themselves. Looping is how they’re doing it. Colorado state law permits buyers to buy and possess a total of one ounce of cannabis flower per transaction. Loopers literally […]

Game of Clones: The Many Ways to Root a Clone

By |July 30th, 2017|

Game of Clones: The Basics
There are several ways to cut, root and grow a clone. The traditional method is to make a diagonal cut on a stalk of new growth on a plant. To identify the new growth, look for a stalk with a light color cluster of new leaves. These stalks of new growth […]

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Bill to Protect Medical Marijuana

By |July 29th, 2017|

Details of bill
Thursday of this week the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill to go forward to the senate to extend protections for states with medical marijuana. This bill is in direct contradiction to Jeff Sessions’ as well as the DOJ’s position on marijuana. This bill is still far from law at this point. The […]