Category: News


April 7th, 2020

Horticulture experts have long argued the act of flushing, or feeding cannabis plants with only water in the days leading up to harvest, is a waste of time and resources. However, new research from one nutrient manufacturer suggests flushing is not just pointless, but it may negatively impact the flavor…

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April 4th, 2020

CornellCookson’s new EntryDefender is the only American-made rolling steel door that meets stringent U.S. Department of State standards for forced entry and ballistic resistance of structural systems. Initially designed to protect American embassies around the globe, the EntryDefender is now available for businesses that need to protect sensitive buildings, including…

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The Most Dispensaries Per Capita in the U.S.?

March 31st, 2020

What are the most saturated cannabis retail markets in the United States? According to a recent report by Verilife, a dispensary brand with operations in multiple states, Oregon, Oklahoma and Montana have the largest number of cannabis retailers per capita. Oregon, which legalized medical marijuana in 1998, has about 16.5…

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What the cannabis industry can do to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus

March 23rd, 2020

As the coronavirus continues to wreak havoc around the world, cannabis business owners must do their part to protect their people, patients and consumers. The first step is to have a thorough understanding of the virus itself, as well as how it is contracted. Nomenclature is always critical, especially with…

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Cannabis cosmetics: Avoid unproven medical claims

January 21st, 2020

In November 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued more than a dozen warning letters to companies whose websites or social media platforms claimed that various products, including those classified as cosmetic/beauty products, violated FDA regulations and the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The alleged offenders run the…

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Roots Heat Exchange Stub

January 9th, 2020

Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies recently developed a patent-protected heat exchange stub to control pot, grow bag and soil temperatures. Designed to be inserted into the tops of pots and grow bags, the stub simplifies and lowers the installation costs of Roots’ Root Zone Temperature Optimisation technology. The stub enables the…

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Federal trademark overview for U.S. cannabis businesses

January 6th, 2020

With the recent exception of certain hemp-based products and services, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) does not grant trademark registrations for marks for marijuana/cannabis products and services that “touch” the plant because use of trademarks must be lawful under federal law for federal trademark registration eligibility. Brand owners…

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Cannabis advertising: What businesses need to know

September 20th, 2019

As the cannabis and CBD industries enjoy increased legalization and rapid growth, it is important to understand that the laws governing advertising are just as varied, inconsistent and often conflicting as the laws that govern cannabis generally. This is especially important as companies endeavor to create national brands on a…

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RAD Expo speakers offer consultations as door prizes

September 6th, 2019

Attendees of the RAD (Retail and Dispensary) Expo in Portland, Oregon, will have the opportunity to win a free, private consultation with one of the event’s top speakers, Bob Phibbs, Loretta Soffe or Megan Stone. Each of the RAD Expo’s keynote speakers have agreed to meet with one lucky winner…

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Leading the Revolution in Child-Resistant Packaging

July 1st, 2019

For the past fifty years, changes in child-resistant packaging have been evolutionary, not revolutionary – with push-and-twist caps remaining the standard. With the legalization of cannabis for recreational use in some states and medical use in others, innovation has finally arrived. Child-resistant packaging is receiving a makeover. The many packaging…

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