• CARES Act – Stimulus Package Won’t Aid the Cannabis Industry
    by Aaron Biros on March 27, 2020 at 5:25 PM

    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. The post CARES Act – Stimulus Package Won’t Aid the Cannabis Industry appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • COVID-19 and Cannabis: Market Implications – Protocols for Safety, Sanitation & Distancing (Virtual Event)
    by Aaron Biros on March 27, 2020 at 3:57 PM

    As the coronavirus pandemic has effectively shut down the Untied States, only some essential businesses remain open. Some states have deemed cannabis businesses like medical dispensaries as essential businesses that could stay open during state-wide shelter in place orders. Certain states, like Washington and Colorado, have published guidelines for dispensaries to operate while promoting social distancing. Those guidelines are including optional curbside service, but there are a number of rules that must be followed strictly. In this complimentary webinar, we’ll discuss the impacts of coronavirus on the cannabis industry and the implications for dispensaries continuing to operate. The post COVID-19 and Cannabis: Market Implications – Protocols for Safety, Sanitation & Distancing (Virtual Event) appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Custom Designed Packaging: Is it Right for Your Cannabis Product?
    by Aaron Biros on March 25, 2020 at 4:20 PM

    It doesn’t matter if your cannabis business is a start-up in its infancy or a mature company with an established loyal customer following, creating attention-grabbing packaging is essential to your success. The packaging is the all-important and critical first impression. The post Custom Designed Packaging: Is it Right for Your Cannabis Product? appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Clean Grow Still Failing? Check for Endophytic Mold
    by Aaron Biros on March 25, 2020 at 4:12 PM

    The practice of checking mother plants for Endophytic mold is not yet commonplace in cannabis, but the hemp business is leading the way. They’re testing to create very clean plants, so you don’t have issues during cultivation. The post Clean Grow Still Failing? Check for Endophytic Mold appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • COVID-19 Upends Events, Cannabis Labs Goes Virtual, Cannabis Quality Conference Contingency Plan Developed
    by Aaron Biros on March 19, 2020 at 6:29 PM

    The Cannabis Labs/Food Labs Conference will be held virtually June 1–5 and registration will be complimentary. Additionally, the Cannabis Quality Conference is still scheduled for October 21–23, but the conference has developed a contingency plan to be held virtually if COVID-19 continues to be a serious health concern throughout the fall season. The post COVID-19 Upends Events, Cannabis Labs Goes Virtual, Cannabis Quality Conference Contingency Plan Developed appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • CARES Act – Stimulus Package Won’t Aid the Cannabis Industry
    by Aaron Biros on March 27, 2020 at 5:25 PM

    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. The post CARES Act – Stimulus Package Won’t Aid the Cannabis Industry appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Best Practices for Workforce Reduction
    by Aaron Biros on March 26, 2020 at 6:36 PM

    The cannabis industry is going through a bit of a contraction phase and layoffs are almost certainly a guarantee for some businesses. Here’s a discussion of the risks and best practices in conducting cost-saving layoffs to avoid potential claims and lawsuits. The post Best Practices for Workforce Reduction appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Custom Designed Packaging: Is it Right for Your Cannabis Product?
    by Aaron Biros on March 25, 2020 at 4:20 PM

    It doesn’t matter if your cannabis business is a start-up in its infancy or a mature company with an established loyal customer following, creating attention-grabbing packaging is essential to your success. The packaging is the all-important and critical first impression. The post Custom Designed Packaging: Is it Right for Your Cannabis Product? appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Clean Grow Still Failing? Check for Endophytic Mold
    by Aaron Biros on March 25, 2020 at 4:12 PM

    The practice of checking mother plants for Endophytic mold is not yet commonplace in cannabis, but the hemp business is leading the way. They’re testing to create very clean plants, so you don’t have issues during cultivation. The post Clean Grow Still Failing? Check for Endophytic Mold appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

  • Introducing The Brand Marketing Byte
    by Aaron Biros on March 24, 2020 at 5:22 PM

    Cannabis Industry Journal is pleased to announce our partnership with Pioneer Intelligence on this new series of articles. This collaboration will give readers a taste of Pioneer Intelligence’s marketing analytics and provide data-led insights on consumer-facing cannabis brands. The post Introducing The Brand Marketing Byte appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.