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Organic Standards Progress Report

In 2020, we reported on states that were establishing organic standards for cannabis production. These cannabis standards help ensure clean, tested cannabis and can also help mitigate the risks that come with a growing (and sometimes unregulated) cannabis production industry. The standards are still not widespread, but the movement is growing. While states like Washington and California were previously working…

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Meeting Michigan Growers at CannaCon Detroit, 2021

Three Secrets that Every Commercial Grower Should Know

1) Don’t Be Fooled: High Wattage Lighting We have all seen advertisements from LED Lighting Manufacturers boasting about their high wattage fixtures or high light output fixtures. They advise growers to hang the light further away to “increase the canopy area” and get the job done with fewer fixtures. These recommendations are reflective of an outdated and inefficient approach, and…

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chicago cannabis show

CannaCon is Coming to Chicago … Here’s What to Know!

Chicago is beautiful in the summer – to stroll along the Lakefront Trail while chowing down on a delicious Italian beef sandwich is one of many divine experiences. Located in a cannabis-friendly state, Chicago residents and visitors alike can always discover something new in this vibrant place. This year, there is even more reason to engage with the Windy City:…

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nevada cannabis consumption lounge

Nevada Consumption Lounges are Coming!

Nevada has been working toward better cannabis consumption opportunities for both residents and visitors. In a state that currently enjoys revenue from both major tourism as well as cannabis sources, there are very few safe and legal options for tourists to consume cannabis. This is a major negative draw to the tourism and cannabis industries in the state. Nevada cannabis…

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colorado cannabis license

Colorado is Issuing New Cannabis Licenses

For those looking to break into the market with a new Colorado cannabis license, Denver is welcoming entrepreneurs for the first time since 2016. Recently, city officials from the Department of Excise and Licenses announced the acceptance of licenses for new cannabis businesses. New applicants will still be required to follow all proximity restrictions, which require a distance of at…

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Connecticut cannabis legal

Cannabis is Now Legal in Connecticut!

As of July 1st, cannabis is legal in Connecticut. This is a change in the Connecticut cannabis law that previously decriminalized cannabis use and means that adults can begin consuming legal cannabis in Connecticut in the coming years. It has been a long road for the state, but the recent change in the law was validated by the governor who…

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cannabis/marijuana catalog

The CCC Has Launched an Online Marijuana Catalog

Identifying legal marijuana has become a whole lot simpler in Massachusetts thanks to the cannabis catalog. Learn more about the marijuana catalog. Massachusetts has taken a proactive stance when it comes to managing legal marijuana identification in the state. The first of its kind in the country, the Cannabis Control Commission launched its cannabis catalog in April to make identifying…

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cannacon

These strategies will get more customers to your dispensary

By Deanna deBara You want to get as many new customers into your dispensary as possible. But with the cannabis retail space becoming more competitive every day, you can’t just expect a flood of new customers to rush in the second you open your doors. You need the right marketing strategy to break through the clutter, grab your customers’ attention,…

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cannabis convention detroit

CannaCon Detroit. See You There, Motor City!

There’s long been a rivalry to become the first at anything between midwest states and Michigan has come a long way since becoming the first state in the Midwest to legalize recreational, adult-use cannabis. At CannaCon, we are proud to have provided the first landmark Detroit cannabis convention back in 2018, followed by an even more successful and transformational 2019…

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