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Cannabis Plant Patent Application: What is Unique about this Strain?

The time to start preparing to obtain plant patent protection is now; cannabis plant patent applications must be filed within one year after the first time the strain is offered for sale or sold in the market. It is important to document and collect relevant information throughout a strain’s growth season to support the requirements of the plant patent statutes…

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CannaCon Seattle

What are Terpenes and How Do You Use them?

You might have noticed that not all strains smell the same. Pine, berry, mint…There’s more than a few distinctive fragrances in cannabis. Cannabis has a unique smell. Some people find it unpleasant and overwhelming, while most marijuana enthusiasts find it very calming and enjoyable. Just like any other plant, pot has components which are responsible for its unique aroma and…

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the entourage effect

How Terpenes Affect Cannabinoids

Terpenes and the “Entourage Effect” explained. What we usually consume from cannabis is the flower. And just like any other flower, cannabis flower has its own recognizable smell. There are about 120 known terpenes found in cannabis. They coexist in the herb with cannabinoids like THC and CBD (sometimes even working with them for our better experience), but they are…

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good manufacturing practices

GMP: What Licensed Cannabis Producers Need to Know

Have you been hearing about Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), but you’re not sure what it is? Or perhaps you know what GMP is, but aren’t sure if it’s something you need to follow. No problem! Here’s a quick primer to get you started.   What is GMP? GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practices. In other words, it’s a set of…

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cannabis curing | cannabis terpenes

15 terpenes in cannabis explained

As mentioned in our earlier Terpene series, there are more than 100 terpenes in just one cannabis flower. Here are some of the most well known cannabis terpenes right now, most of which you’ll find in legal cannabis products in your area. Myrcene Myrcene is the most abundant terpene in cannabis, which is where it’s mostly found in nature. In…

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cannabis traceability

Cannabis Traceability Trouble | I502 Seed to Sale Tracking

In Washington’s legal cannabis system, every plant must be tracked from seed to sale. With thousands of businesses involved in the cannabis industry in Washington, cannabis traceability becomes a monumental systemic task. For the first 3 years of legalization in Washington, the services were provided by BioTrackTHC. There were considerable logistics issues in creating the world’s first seed-to-sale cannabis traceability…

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vape carts | vape cartridge

5 Questions to Ask Before Making a Vape Cart Purchase

Common mistakes while starting your vape business simply start from the beginning, your first vape cartridge purchase. It is extremely important to choose the right cart that fits your oil, as it demonstrates the reliability and consistency of your product. These are the five common questions to ask your sales rep before making a vape cartridge purchase: 1. Is your…

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cannabis quality assurance testing

About the Numbers: Cannabis Quality Assurance Testing

One of the most controversial components of the implementation of recreational, adult-use cannabis in Washington and other states is mandatory cannabis quality assurance testing. Inconsistencies in methodologies of implementation, value of required reported information, and even inherent conflicts in the marketplace have all added to the controversy around the process. The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) has implemented…

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washington cannabis

Washington Cannabis: Then and Now

Legalization is a semantic due to the fact people will do it anyways but its an important one because nobody wants to go to jail. Whether Washington cannabis is medical or recreational, there needs to be a process that people are abiding by to be good neighbours. The difference between buying cannabis as a patient in 2010 vs now as…

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