Know Your CannaTerms: Hemp

The word ‘hemp’ tends to turn heads in the United States due to its association with the cannabis plant. In 1970, the Controlled Substances Acct passed, deeming any form of the cannabis species a Schedule 1 drug in the United States. Although hemp is a part of the cannabis family, they are not the same. The hemp plant contains trace …

Branding Companies: Logos, Guidelines, and Other Assets

Why are branding assets considered important for companies? Because they safeguard the investment you made when you developed your brand by ensuring consistency. They equip employees, partners, and others with the information and tools needed to implement your company’s visual identity appropriately. Vector Logo One of the most basic components of a legitimate brand is a logo. If you hired …

The New Jersey Cannabis Market – Clinical Registrants and Microbusinesses

As we wait for New Jersey to drop more information on cannabis applications, those interested in starting their business should be aware of some key definitions in the process. New Jersey’s Legalization History:  On February 22, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey signed cannabis legalization bills into law. The Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act established the …

Know Your CannaTerms: Terpenes

Effects of using Terpenes Some believe high potency and cannabinoids are what one should seek when selecting and buying cannabis products. What if you knew there is much more to it? There is another major factor in the aroma and effect of your cannabis experience called terpenes. Potency, cannabinoid profile, cultivation or production methods, and even price play major roles …

Microdosing – What Is It and Why Is It Beneficial?

So, where did the term microdosing become prominent? Many cannabis consumers report enjoying their high, but consuming too much THC can cause short-term, undesirable feelings. These effects can make it difficult to consume cannabis and carry on with the normal demands of a busy life. Thankfully, a consumption trend has been around for ages but is now gaining momentum within …

An Introduction to the Illinois Cannabis Landscape

Illinois Landscape Recently, Illinois issued 40 craft grow licenses and 32 cannabis infuser licenses. It’s a limited license state with 21 cultivators currently online. The original 21 licenses, issued in 2015 as part of the medical program, are now permitted to sell for adult use. Additionally, craft grows and infusers are both new license types. Here’s a breakdown of craft …

Know Your CannaTerms: Cannabinoid, THC, and CBD

Whether you’re interested in cannabis as a consumer or an entrepreneur, the vast terminology surrounding the plant can be overwhelming. In this article, we will give you a quick rundown on the must-know cannabis terms. The first we’ll tackle is a cannabinoid, more specifically, THC and CBD.  Cannabinoid What is a cannabinoid? Simply put, a cannabinoid is a chemical compound …

Cannabis Patent: How Does it Work?

The regulated cannabis industry is still in its infancy, and there remain many unknowns regarding the protection of intellectual property by cannabis breed patenting. Cannabis breeders seek out this protection for their work in hopes that it will create additional income for their business.  The details of cannabis patenting can be very complex. In this article, we’ll discuss two main …

What are Solventless Concentrates?

Solventless concentrates are what results when flower is refined to separate plant matter from the essential oils, terpenes, and cannabinoids. Solventless concentrates are highly potent concentrates extracted from flower using no chemicals. Typically, concentrates are highly potent. For example, the THC percentage of cured flowers, on average, ranges from 15% to 30%, whereas concentrates lie anywhere between 60% to 90%. …

5 Quick Facts About Adult-Use Cannabis in California

On January 1, 2018, it became legal for adults at least 21 years of age to purchase cannabis in the state of California without a physician’s recommendation. Nearly three months since this milestone, the rules surrounding cannabis, and especially cannabis business licensing, remain unclear. To help you understand the complexities of the cannabis market, we’ve put together a list of …