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Out of the Box: A Comparison of Child-Resistant Cannabis Boxes

A few companies are “thinking outside of the box” and have come to market with child-resistant cannabis box offerings. Close federal and media attention, alongside evolving state regulations, have made child-resistant packaging the focus of every forward-thinking cannabis producer.  Cannabis brands understand that their product is being held up to a higher level of scrutiny.  In order to legitimize and…

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cannabis products | CannaCon FAQs | custom cannabis packaging

Packaging Your Potential: Custom Cannabis Packaging Options

Custom cannabis packaging can be the most powerful tool in your arsenal. A good packaging strategy is essential to any marijuana brand.  It can help distinguish your brand, and make or break your success. The cannabis industry faces a tricky balancing act in regards to marketing, as legalization and mass consumption loom in many states. Large grow ops and industry…

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What is all that talk about crop steering?

Like all living being, plants go through life cycle where their growth is determined by their age and how they have been growing to that point. Plants have hormonal systems that regulate their growth to respond to external conditions such as drought, wind and even wild animal nibbling on their leaves. In all these three cases, stress hormones force the…

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therapeutic properties of terpenes | legal weed

Research of Medical Properties of Cannabis

Research is teaching us more everyday about the therapeutic properties of terpenes. Some terpenes are very effective in relieving stress, others are great when you need to relax, while there are some that boost focus. There are many options here, as you’ll have chance to see. For example, myrcene induces sleep, while limonene uplifts our mood. In recent years, terpenes…

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water quality cannabis cultivation

Water Quality: It Matters More Than You May Think

Cannabis is a sturdy, resilient plant that, at the risk of sounding cliché, “grows like a weed.” There are many places in the world where wild cannabis thrives without any help from humans and cultivators have known for a long time that decent product can be grown from any reasonable water quality source. But what about professional operations aiming for…

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cannabis plant patent

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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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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