Virginia Preps for Legal Cannabis Sales

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Hemp and the state of Virginia have a long history. From the beginning, nearly every arriving ship had marijuana seeds for Virginia on board. Jamestown records reflect the popularity of this crop, mainly due to its versatility around a working farm. In 1619, the order to grow hemp was announced there; it became as good…

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Are cannabis union formations on the rise?

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Unions in the workplace is a trending topic in the news right now, and this does not exclude the cannabis industry. The last CannaCon post on this topic from late December 2020 covered the Cannabis Workers Union and others — a lot has happened since then. An August 2021 Gallup poll revealed support for labor…

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What to Expect at CannaCon Denver 2022

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Colorado and cannabis are synonymous, as Colorado was one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana. Being one of the biggest homes of cannabis culture, CannaCon is hosting its weed convention Denver this September 2022 at the Convention Center! Join the nation’s leading business-to-business cannabis conference and explore the Denver Colorado weed events network.…

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Brittney Griner and the Criminalization of Weed

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Just a week before the widely publicized invasion of Ukraine, an American basketball player was detained in Russia for having vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage. Her name is Brittney Griner. Last week Brittney Griner was convicted on a charge of attempting to smuggle narcotics into Russia, based on two vape cartridges containing…

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Is the New Senate Cannabis Legalization Bill a Pipe Dream?

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State legalization news breaks daily, however updates on national cannabis reform are not often in the headlines. After a solid amount of time in the doldrums, the federal bill to legalize weed — the Cannabis Administration & Opportunity Act (CAOA) — is making its way back into the forefront. Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), supported…

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Beginners Guide: How to Pick the Best Cannabis

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With the many varieties of cannabis and cannabis products on the market, perusing a dispensary’s menu can be overwhelming. Whether you are shopping in person or online, we are here to answer the age-old question — what is the most potent weed? How do you choose the most potent marijuana? Which is better: shake vs…

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Why are Cannabis Edibles So Popular?

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Cannabis is big business. In the United States, the market value of the cannabis industry is projected to reach an annual $30 billion by 2025. And what area has seen the biggest growth as of late? Cannabis edibles. In the Western states of California, Colorado, Oregon, Nevada and Washington, edible sales jumped by more than…

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Weed Travels: Can You Bring Cannabis into a State or National Park?

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Consuming cannabis in nature can be a heady experience that differs from indoor partaking. If your state has legalized it, private property is typically a safe place for smoking and vaping. Beyond the boundaries of a backyard, acreage or rooftop, many public spaces do not allow marijuana products. However, for those looking for weed travel…

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Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis Vending Machines

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Ah, vending machines. Throughout our childhoods, they’ve provided us with soda pop and chocolate, crunchy granola bars and potato chips. Nowadays, the good old, rickety, loud vending machine has transformed into a stand-alone consumerist vessel of the future. We can buy things like iPhones, underwear and extremely fancy champagne in vending machines. As of 2020,…

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Why You Need Commercial Cannabis Storage Units for Your Marijuana Grow Operation

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  Why You Need Commercial Cannabis Storage Units for Your Marijuana Grow Operation Increases in Crop Demand Require Commercial Cannabis Storage Units  Why You Need Commercial Cannabis Storage Units for Your Marijuana Grow Operation Why You Need Commercial Cannabis Storage Units for Your Marijuana Grow Operation In order for cannabis and Cannabidiol (CBD) to remain…

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Social Distancing Sales: Delivery, Drive-thru, and Pickup

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As you may have heard in the news, governments whose stay-at-home orders shuttered millions of businesses nationwide have largely exempted cannabis operators from suffering a similar fate. While some people have expressed skepticism, cannabis is an essential need for millions of patients, whether they have a card or have to rely on recreational/adult-use sources to…

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Prepared for Crisis and Resilience

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During this challenging time, keeping up an open, honest dialogue is key. It’s this dialog that is an opportunity for organizations to share what they know, the impact to their staff members, and the impact to their customers / clients. We are co-developing a shared experience that seeks to connect us. As the COVID-19 situation…

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Making Health and Safety Central to Your Cultivation Facility Maintenance

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By Jon Jirikovec, Cultivation Superintendent at Next Big Crop Cultivation facility maintenance health and safety SOPs that protect your team, your customers and anyone involved with your operation are critical, now more so than ever as we collectively handle the spread and fallout of the new coronavirus. Taking care of your workers means more than…

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Cannabis Dispensaries Can Adapt to COVID-19 by Offering Delivery and Pickup

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Cannabis Dispensaries Can Adapt to COVID-19 by Offering Delivery and Pickup In the wake of the COVID 19 outbreak, there has been a significant uptick in cannabis sales as consumers are social distancing, self quarantining, and working from home. As cases continue to spread, marijuana businesses need to be prepared to take their business online…

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Anatomy of a Washdown Duty Stainless Steel Air Circulator

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So we caught your attention with “anatomy”! Sorry but from our point of view the anatomy / construction is nearly important as the anatomy of some other things! Why should you care? Because knowing how a Stainless Steel Washdown Air Circulator is built will give you the basis to decide if one is right for…

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What is “washdown duty” and why should I want to have it?

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What is “washdown duty” and why should I want to have it? “Washdown Duty” is a term used primarily by the electric motor and power transmission industry to indicate that a machine is designed for a high level of protection against the effects of water. These motors and other equipment were created to meet the…

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Michigan dispensaries, improve online ordering during Coronavirus

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Dispensaries are taking steps to ensure that patients, customers, and employees stay safe and healthy during COVID-19 pandemic with online hemp ordering in Michigan. Some dispensaries are regularly disinfecting door handles, countertops, and touchscreens, and limiting the number of people in the waiting room and in the dispensary. It is essential that dispensaries are ready…

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How Greenhouse Automation Can Assist In Social Distancing

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Unless you’ve been living off the grid for the past month, you’re probably aware that the effects of the Covid-19 virus have changed our world as we know it. More and more companies are sending employees home to help stop the spread of the virus. This has led to uncertainty and leaves business owners searching…

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Cultivation Facility Design Rules of Thumb

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It’s hard to overstate the importance of effective cultivation facility design in the success of a commercial cannabis operation. That’s because world-class growers can only produce top-shelf flower if they’re working in a facility that adheres to a few key rules of thumb.

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Abolish Drug Testing

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Imagine this a hard-working union laborer, working diligently through their second shift of the day. He picked up some extra hours that their boss was happy to give, knowing he had his second child recently and closed on a three-bedroom ranch. His demeanor and go-getter attitude are exactly what will keep production on pace to…

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