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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Solventless Concentrates

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%. …

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Cannabis 101: Forms of Consumption

Cannabis products and forms of consumption have come a long way as legalization and acceptance grows across the country. Consumption is not always about smoking a bowl, rolling a joint, or making “magic brownies.” Scientists and product manufacturers have developed various ways to consume cannabis, both recreational and medicinal. Below, we’ve summarized the basic categories of administration methods. Welcome to …

International Cannabis Growth

International Cannabis Growth: Germany, Jamaica, Ghana, South Africa, Spain

The international cannabis industry is gaining traction through advancements in legalization for both medical and adult-use purposes. Let’s take a look at the happenings in Europe, the Caribbean, and Africa: 1. Germany A surge in support for the cannabis industry opens up the possibility of Germany becoming the first European country to embrace adult-use cannabis. About 4 million Germans consume cannabis, …

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6 Easy Ways to Keep Your Cannabis Business Sustainable

It’s no secret now, cannabis is a rapidly growing industry, and in any big business, it is important to invest in ways to keep your industry environmentally sustainable. Especially in a highly regulated environment such as the cannabis market, finding innovative ways to lower one’s carbon footprint is difficult. It’s in our industry’s best interest to stay environmentally conscious. Helping …

Best Practices for Preparing a Successful Cannabis Business License Submission

Best Practices for Preparing a Successful Cannabis License Submission

Preparing to submit a cannabis license is not easy work. It can be very daunting to enter an emerging industry with no licensing guidance. See below for expert advice to help you come out on top! 1. Application and Business Strategy: Cannabis is the fastest-growing industry in the world today. Planning for your cannabis business is extremely important in winning …