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Cannabis Retailers Considered Essential: Safety Tips for Running Dispensaries During COVID19

 

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.

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Following Up: Questions From The Infused Products Virtual Conference Answered

 

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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FDA Says No, CBD Does Not Cure COVID-19

 

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.

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Heightened EPL Exposure Hits Cannabis Businesses When Laying Off Employees

 

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 and Labs Can Help with National COVID-19 Research Volunteer Database

 

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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(L)Earning from Failure

 

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.

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Cannabis Brands in Culture: Tyson Ranch

 

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.

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Home Office HACCP During COVID-19

 

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.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Integrated Pest Management

 

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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CARES Act – Stimulus Package Won’t Aid the Cannabis Industry

 

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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Solace Holdings and Aether Gardens File Lawsuits Against Cannadips Entrepreneur

 

The defense has filed for a lawsuit in federal court, which centers around $1.2 million in purportedly unrepaid loans, to be stayed.

Rubicon Organics Announces Sale of Washington Greenhouse, Strengthening of Balance Sheet and Strategic Exit from the U.S.

 

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.

Federal Stay-at-Home Order? What Cannabis Businesses Need to Know

 

Industry advocates and attorneys weigh in on what federal COVID-19 guidance might entail and how it could impact businesses in the space.

Ontario Allows Cannabis Retailers to Reopen with Delivery and In-Store Pick-Up Services

 

The province passed an emergency order allowing dispensaries to reopen after deeming them “non-essential” in an update last week.

Study Finds Vaping Illness More Common in States Without Adult-Use Sales

 

Indiana University researchers published the study in JAMA.

Canadian Cannabis Industry Now Eligible for Funds Issued to Businesses as Part of COVID-19 Relief Efforts

 

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.

Cannabis and COVID-19: How the Pandemic Will Influence the Future of the Cannabis Industry

 

COVID-19 has affected every person and every business in the U.S. in some small or tragically large way.

Charlotte Figi, Namesake of Charlotte’s Web CBD Cultivar and Subject of CNN ‘Weed’ Documentary, Dies Due to COVID-19 Symptoms

 

“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.”

Senate Coalition Urges SBA to Extend Economic Assistance to Cannabis Industry

 

Eleven U.S. Senators have sent a letter to leadership asking that cannabis businesses qualify for loans and other federal relief programs.

Survey Results: COVID-19 Poses Challenges for Cannabis Industry

 

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.

Our New Virtual Conference Series Brings In-Depth Cannabis Education to You

 

The Risk Mitigation Virtual Conference launches April 23 with a special three-hour digital event at no cost to registrants.

CBD and COVID-19 Part 1: How Sales Are Trending

 

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.

Hemp Growers Will Need to Educate Lenders When Seeking Small Business Loans

 

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.

How Curaleaf is Managing Its Multistate COVID-19 Response

 

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.

The DEA Has Descheduled Epidiolex. What Does That Mean?

 

This latest move may foreshadow a future of pharmaceutical drugs that contain CBD.

Arizona Campaign to Place Cannabis Legalization Initiative on November Ballot Asks State Supreme Court to Allow Electronic Signatures Amid COVID-19 Crisis

 

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.

Ohio Medical Cannabis Dispensaries Permitted to Offer Curbside Pickup

 

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.

Global Cannabinoids Pivots from CBD to Hand Sanitizer in Response to 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 Strips Cannabis Legalization Proposal from State Budget, Mexico Senate Asks for Deadline Extension on Cannabis Legislation: Week in Review

 

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.

Acreage Announces Operational Updates, Executive Resignation, Suspension of Guidance and Termination of Proposed Deep Roots Acquisition

 

The moves are intended to enable the company to maintain its business goals of profitability, conserve cash and to execute its strategic plan.

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