Joy Beckerman: Hemp Industries Association Evangelist

You can’t take the hippie out of Joy Beckerman. The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) president became a canna-activist in Grateful Dead parking lots in the early ’90s. “I learned about the social and political injustice of marijuana and of industrial hemp on Grateful Dead tour,” she tells Freedom Leaf. With her busy schedule, Beckerman doesn’t […]

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Freedom Leaf Dives Into the Hemp-CBD Market

Freedom Leaf Inc.’s bid to diversify into an industrial hemp cultivator, CBD producer and formulator drew support with a $3 million investment from Merida Capital Partners in October, capping off a busy year of deal-making for the Las Vegas-based company. While Freedom Leaf (OTCQB: FRLF) has been traded on the Over-The-Counter markets as a fully […]

MJBizCon Vegas Highlights: Speakers, Luncheons and Parties

The largest marijuana trade show in the country, MJBizCon, returns to Las Vegas from Nov. 13-16. More than 1,000 exhibitors will be displaying their products at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), including Freedom Leaf. We’ll be introducing our new companies – Hempology, Leafceuticals, Irie CBD and Accuvape – at Booth 1869. Expo Schedule Highlights […]

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‘Very, Very Rich Market’: Why Top Canadian Marijuana Companies All Have Their Eyes on Europe

Four of Canada’s largest cannabis companies reported earnings this week. While many investors anxiously awaited management’s outlook for the newly-legal recreational market at home, executives clearly wanted to talk up ambitions abroad. It’s not hard to see why. Projections for fully legal cannabis in Europe, for example, dwarf comparable North American estimates. The third edition […]

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Canada-wide Cannabis Shortages Could Last Years, Producers Warn

The supply shortages that have plagued many provinces in the first month of legal cannabis will likely persist for years, industry insiders say. Provinces including British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have all reported varying degrees of shortages. New Brunswick was forced to temporarily close more than half its stores, […]

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Aurora Stock Falls as Earnings Show Cannabis Company’s Investments Are Still the Big Earners

Marketing costs doubled ahead of Canadian marijuana legalization, but medical pot still the bulk of Aurora’s business. Massive demand for marijuana and a scramble to capitalize on adult recreational legalization in Canada generated more revenue for Aurora Cannabis Inc. but cost the company millions, according to quarterly results reported Monday. Aurora ACB, -3.02% ACB, -2.61% […]

7 Pioneers of Cannabis’ CBD Movement

In an industry long fixated on THC, these chemists, breeders, and growers brought attention to CBD and its many medical benefits. The post 7 Pioneers of Cannabis’ CBD Movement appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Trevor Hennings Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Cannabis Edibles, Drinks Will Mark ‘2nd Wave’ of Legalization

Producers developing new products ahead of next October. Now that recreational cannabis is legal in Canada, producers are looking forward to what they’re calling the “second wave” of legalization — edibles, drinks and vaping products expected to become legal starting next year. Bruce Linton, the founder and co-CEO of Canopy Growth, said new products developed […]

McConnell: Farm Bill Would Legalize Hemp in US

The Senate majority leader gave his “guarantee” that the congressional farm bill will include a provision to legalize hemp. The post McConnell: Farm Bill Would Legalize Hemp in US appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: The Associated Press Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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What Trump’s New AG Means for the Cannabis Industry

Tuesday’s election will have major short- and long-term effects on marijuana policy. In the immediate sense, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize marijuana for adults, while successful ballot measures in Missouri and Utah brings the total number of states with medical marijuana laws on the books to 33. Numerous pro-legalization candidates were also elected […]

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Ontario Cannabis Store Staffing Shrouded in Mystery

Neither OCS nor Ford government will say how many people working for pot retailer. The Ford government and its online marijuana retailer are refusing to provide basic factual information about staffing levels at the Ontario Cannabis Store and its warehouse, raising questions about the reasons behind its delays in shipping pot. All of Ontario’s legal […]

Going Out of Town? Use These Tips to Fly With Your Pipe

If you’re traveling by air, consider these suggestions for safely bringing your pipe or vape for a stress-free & enjoyable commute. The post Going Out of Town? Use These Tips to Fly With Your Pipe appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Ayesha Sharma Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

Getting Started in the Cannabis Extraction Industry

Cannabis concentrates are a growing industry, but there’s a lot you need to know before getting started in the business of cannabis extraction. The post Getting Started in the Cannabis Extraction Industry appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Leafly Staff Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

What You Need to Know Before Launching a CBD Brand

CBD is a booming market, but launching a business can be tough in a crowded industry. NF Skin can help you get started. The post What You Need to Know Before Launching a CBD Brand appeared first on Leafly. Go to Source Author: Leafly Staff Puffin’ On Some Good New?! Share Some…

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Cannabis in Canada: Big Banks Are Missing a Boom

KushCo Holdings, a company that sells packaging and supplies to the cannabis industry, would love to borrow money from a real bank. CEO Nick Kovacevich wants to secure up to $30 million in revolving credit, so he can hire more employees and build new warehouses. But a line of credit or loan of that size […]

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From Weed to Widgets at a Montreal Cannabis Trade Show

The product at the Montreal Cannabis Expo could have been any agricultural commodity. If you went to the Montreal Cannabis Expo expecting some free samples, you would have left disappointed. The industry event was only that, an industry event. There was little of the tie-dye and innuendo that has long been associated with cannabis. They’ve […]

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Halifax Man Aims to Turn ‘Wasteful’ Cannabis Packaging Into Prosthetic Limbs

Kindness3D founder Jacob Boudreau says NSLC packaging produces ‘an obscene amount of waste’ Since recreational marijuana became legal last week, some customers in Nova Scotia have criticized the province’s legal distributor for excessive packaging. But one Halifax man is turning his complaint about the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation’s plastic packaging into action. Jake Boudreau wants […]

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Cannabis Farmer-CEO Raising Capital, Navigating Complex New Market

Jamie Warm worked at California’s first cannabis dispensary while attending college in Santa Barbara, sparking a career that’s positioned him to take entrepreneurial advantage of the state’s newly legal commercial marijuana market – the nation’s largest. “The cannabis industry has been my only source of income for my entire adult life. It got me through […]

8 Cannabis Festivals That Changed the Game

Cannabis festivals have long been a medium for both protest and celebration. Read about eight cannabis events that helped to shape culture and change laws. The post 8 Cannabis Festivals That Changed the Game appeared first on Leafly. Powered by WPeMatico

Maintenance and Calibration: Your Customers Are Worth It!

Ultimately, the goal of any good company is to take care of their customers by providing a quality product at a competitive price. You take the time to use good practices in sourcing raw materials, processing, testing and packaging to make sure you have a great final product. Yet in practice, sometimes the product can […]

The Necessity of Food Safety Programs in Cannabis Food Processing

When processing cannabis, in any form, it is critical to remember that it is a product intended for human consumption. As such, strict attention must also be paid to food safety as well. With more and more states legalizing either medical or recreational cannabis, the potential for improper processing of the cannabis triggering an illness […]