Cannabis & Hemp Science Seminar Series - December 10, 2020 - 10am PDT

Mike Simpson, CEO and co-founder of OmuraHeat-Not-Burn:
A Q&A with Mike Simpson, CEO and Co-Founder of Omura

By Aaron Green, Iridium Consulting

In this article, Aaron Green sits down to chat with Mike Simpson, CEO and co-founder of Omura, to learn more about the origins of the company, heat-not-burn technology and design philosophy in cannabis vaping products.


New Technology for Rapid Validation of Sanitary SurfacesNew Biological Residue Test Developed to Verify Cleanliness on Surfaces

Researchers at Kikkoman Biochemifa have developed an assay to test for total adenylates, which are found in biological residue. This new technology is being implemented in real-time sanitation validation tests to enhance pathogen detection.

Download the Whitepaper.

The Hidden Costs of Non-Compliance for ConsumersThe Hidden Costs of Non-Compliance
for Consumers

By Mark Slaugh, iComply

Over the long run, compliance is key to tracking the consistency and safety of products to avoid long-term liability and costs on consumers. Consumers would be wise to gravitate towards compliant brands and companies that focus on consistent quality and safety to minimize potential long-term negative impacts and costs.

Cannabis Labs Virtual Conference - January 20, 2021


From Seed to SuccessBreak Up Vertical Integration

By Ryan Douglas, Ryan Douglas Cultivation LLC

In this excerpt from his book, From Seed to Success: How to Launch a Great Cannabis Cultivation Business in Record Time, Ryan Douglas offers an interesting take on the vertically integrated cannabis business model. He argues vertical integration is not in the best interest of the consumer and that businesses should identify their strengths and seek to specialize in one aspect of the supply chain.

Jonathan Monk, MOST Consulting GroupThe Evolution of Cannabis Entrepreneurship

By Jonathan Monk, MOST Consulting Group

While the early Prop 215 market in California barely resembles today’s industry, it’s important to remember where we came from. Namely, our understanding of the contemporary cannabis business results from everyone who came before us. As the industry progresses, we will continue to complement established best practices with the requisite innovations that come with new opportunities.


Edibles Pose Health Risk without Food Safety Test

Rapid Pathogen Testing Mitigates Foodborne Illness

Even with comprehensive cannabis testing, food safety concerns pose a major challenge to edible manufacturers. With no regulatory oversight for cannabis-infused foods, it’s up to manufacturers to prevent pathogen outbreaks. Microbiological testing for hazardous bacteria is the best way to protect against outbreaks.

Stay ahead of the curve with rapid micro testing.

Calvin Shannon, Bridge WestThe Cannabis Industry and Tax Implications
of Entity Structure:
Issues to Consider

By Calvin Shannon, Bridge West

This high-level overview should provide some considerations for license holders to think about as they work with advisors to make entity selection decisions or tax elections. Then we’ll take a look at some of the major advantages and disadvantages for C-corporations and S-corporations.

QIMA/WQSQIMA/WQS to Audit Cannabis Companies
as CSQ Certification Body

By Cannabis Industry Journal Staff

The Cannabis Safety & Quality Certification program, launched by ASI in 2020, just welcomed QIMA/WQS as their newest licensed certification body.

Advancements in Extraction & the Growth of the Concentrate CategoryAdvancements in Extraction & the Growth
of the Concentrate Category

By Dr. Dominick Monaco, CLS Holdings

From the use of supercritical carbon dioxide as a solvent, to unique product offerings like live resin or isolates, there have been a lot of advancements in the field of cannabis extraction. The growth of this market segment represents the maturation, development and overall sophistication of the cannabis industry as time goes on.

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