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 …

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 …

6 Tips for Expanding Your Cannabis or Hemp Business

In any highly regulated industry, expansion techniques may be difficult to develop, but in the ever-changing regulatory landscape of cannabis and hemp businesses, compliance and organization become even more integral to successfully growing your business. Additionally, with mass legalization efforts taking place across the country, business owners should always look for new ways to approach emerging markets. This article will …

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, …

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 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 …