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Fri
15
Jan

Why Strain Names Are Absolutely Meaningless

Blue Dream, Purple Haze, Girl Scout Cookies, Red Headed Stranger, Acapulco Gold, Fruity Pebbles or Pineapple Express… all classic strain names and all of them meaningless.

“Strain names are absolutely misleading with considerable variation in the same cannabinoid content among different specimens of the same strain. You can get the same color and the same smell, but actually levels of the THC and CBD and some of the other compounds could be quite different,” says Robin Marles, Ph.D., chair of the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) Botanical Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines Expert Committee.

Thu
14
Jan

Molson aims to create mass CBD drink brand with Veryvell

Move over, Miller -- it’s CBD time.

Molson Coors Beverage Co., the beer maker better known for popular brands like Coors and Miller High Life, has a new candidate for a big-time brand. But the drink, known as Veryvell, contains CBD instead of alcohol.

Pete Marino, president of the emerging growth division for Molson Coors, said in a phone interview that the company seeks to create a new mega-brand within three years. Veryvell is one of the non-alcoholic candidates from the division, which has already produced La Colombe coffee drinks and ZOA Energy drinks.

Thu
14
Jan

Are Barrier Bags the Future of Cannabis Packaging?

As the cannabis industry expands into the rest of the U.S. market, traditional manufacturers and other businesses are getting involved. For manufacturers, there is an opening for logistical, quality, and production help. Whether it’s in healthcare or packaging, outside industry is now applying traditional business methods to cannabis to further legitimize its place in the contemporary market.

Recently, Cannabis & Tech Today sat down with Roger Throckmorton, Chief Brand Officer at International Plastics in Greenville, SC, to discuss better packaging options for the cannabis industry and why the “barrier bag” is key.

Wed
13
Jan

How Virtual Events Changed the Face of Networking

This year, 49% of B2B marketers are replacing live events with webinars in response to the pandemic, according to data analytics company Statista.

It’s not a pivot that’s been easy to do.

Most event planners are focused on customer experience, lining up all-star speakers, and hosting in the best possible location for their demographics.

If one had to choose between attending a conference in Burlington, Vermont or Las Vegas, Nevada, most would be inclined to choose Las Vegas because of it’s relatively centralized geographic location, affordable air fares, and abundance of after-hour activities.

Wed
13
Jan

What Will 2021 Bring for the Global Cannabis Industry?

The year 2020 was a dud in many, many ways due to the pandemic. However, it was a record year for the emerging cannabis industry. Cannabis entrepreneurs around the globe sold a record amount of cannabis and cannabis-infused products.

Unfortunately, no countries legalized cannabis for adult use in 2020, but a number of countries either allowed medical cannabis industries to launch or expand. Many cannabis industry projections from years ago focused on the year 2020 and virtually every one of those projections proved to be too conservative.

So what does 2021 have in store for the emerging cannabis industry? Ultimately, only time will tell. Below are some things to consider.

Fri
08
Jan

How to Choose the Right Machinery for Cannabis Processing

The global cannabis industry has grown massively since its birth. Cannabis processing is currently being done in large factories.

The FRITSCH team in the lab. Photo courtesy of FRITSCH Inc.

Unfortunately, even with the progress made, machinery for processing is often made without consideration for the specific materials being processed.

At the moment, the consensus on processing cannabis is that it requires heavy machinery.

Fri
08
Jan

A Look-Back how the Cannabis Industry Helped Fight COVID-19 in 2020

Clearly, for millions, a brief glance in the rear-view mirror for 2020 is best left as just that…a glance. It had been, for more than nine, long months, one of the most challenging years in recorded history. The COVID-19 pandemic, it’s path of destruction in lost lives, displaced workers and students, along with a myriad of bankrupt industries has continued to wreak havoc across the globe.

But along the way, enterprising individuals and forward-thinking companies found a way to help people cope with and actual profit from the economic downturn wrought by the novel coronavirus. And as is in all doom and gloom scenarios, there is usually a light at the end of the tunnel, and this case a safe and effective vaccine that will hopefully eradicate the virus once and for all.

Thu
07
Jan

2020: A Record Year for Cannabis Studies

The cannabis plant is arguably the most dynamic plant on earth. It can be used for medical purposes, it can be converted into fuel, and it can be made into countless types of textiles.

In many ways it would be easier to come up with a list of things that the cannabis plant cannot do versus compiling a list of everything that it can do.

The cannabis plant’s versatility has been on display for many centuries across the globe, with a number of civilizations incorporating cannabis into their cultures.

It wasn’t until cannabis prohibition was implemented in the 20th century that the human use of cannabis for various purposes started to decline, and with it, humanity’s quest to know more about the cannabis plant.

Mon
04
Jan

Can We Create Safe Medicines with Cannabis? A Physician’s Perspective

Drug development today is a long, arduous and expensive proposition.

Thu
31
Dec

What’s in a Name? Forget the Strain Name

Blue Dream, Purple Haze, Girl Scout Cookies, Red Headed Stranger, Acapulco Gold, Fruity Pebbles or Pineapple Express… all classic strain names and all of them meaningless.

“Strain names are absolutely misleading with considerable variation in the same cannabinoid content among different specimens of the same strain. You can get the same color and the same smell, but actually levels of the THC and CBD and some of the other compounds could be quite different,” says Robin Marles, Ph.D., chair of the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) Botanical Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicines Expert Committee.

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