Category: News

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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Green Roads

May 17th, 2019

With thousands of CBD brands popping up across the country, Green Roads sets itself apart by being founded, formulated and recommended by pharmacists. “We pride ourselves on authentic goods with accurate labeling designed to reassure customers about what they are getting,” says Green Roads co-founder and CEO Laura Baldwin Fuentes,…

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Papa & Barkley

May 13th, 2019

The wide variety of CBD-infused products manufactured by Papa & Barkley all stem from a single balm the company’s founder, Adam Grossman, made years ago to treat his father and help him return home from hospice. The effectiveness of that balm stayed with Grossman and ultimately led to him founding…

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Select CBD

May 13th, 2019

Every year a few cannabis companies find their way onto Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies. In 2018, Cura Wellness, the makers of the Select CBD brand, not only made that list, but placed at No. 45, making it the first cannabis company to ever break…

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Industry Leaders Take Center Stage at RAD Expo in October

May 9th, 2019

Dauntless, an innovative technology company, and Salient Systems, a leader in video security, will deliver special presentations at the Retail and Dispensary (RAD) Expo this October in Portland, Oregon. Jerry Tindall, Dauntless chief product officer, will talk about retail technology and how retailers can improve the customer experience while increasing…

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SAFE Act 2019: Banking Bill Bust

April 24th, 2019

It has been nearly six years since Colorado Representative Ed Perlmutter began his pursuit of pushing Congress to entertain legislation that would allow banks to provide services to marijuana industry operators without risking penalties from the federal government. In 2013, Ed Perlmutter introduced to the House the Secure and Fair…

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