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Archive for June 2019

Considering a Cannabis Retail Application? 3 Reasons to Pay Attention to CBD Products

When recreational cannabis was legalized across Canada in October, many people predicted that products high in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)—the compound that causes users to get “high”—would be especially popular. However, since legalization a surprising trend has emerged: cannabidiol (CBD) products have been flying off of store shelves much faster than THC products. CBD products are largely non-psychoactive, meaning they don’t cause a “high.” Yet stores are struggling to keep their CBD products in stock. So why has CBD become so popular? Check out some of the reasons below if you’re considering a career in cannabis. 1. Those with a Cannabis Dispensary.. READ MORE »

Interested in Nutrition and Health Training? Check Out This Study About Personalized Diets

Is there such a thing as a one-size-fits-all diet? Check out why a new study says no and what that means for students in nutrition and health training.

What to Know About the Endocannabinoid System If You’re in Cannabis Retail Training

Each person’s body contains an endocannabinoid system. It’s a complex system that is just beginning to be understood, having only been discovered a few short decades ago. In fact, it was first discovered in the 1980s, and only found in the human body during the 1990s. While much work and research is still needed to fully comprehend the endocannabinoid system, there are several aspects that we currently understand. Read on to learn a little more about why these discoveries are so important. The Edocannabinoid System Explained for Students in Cannabis Retail Training For those interested in cannabis retail training, it’s.. READ MORE »

Diversity in Clinical Trials: What Students in Clinical Research Courses Should Know

A major benefit of clinical trials is the ability to test on multiple participants, ensuring that an outcome isn’t just tied to one person. However, the diversity of these multiple participants is important, to ensure that the results coincide with how the drug will be used once approved. Sex and race can play a part in how medications work and whether a person is likely to participate in a clinical trial. Read on to learn a little bit more about what you should know about making studies inclusive, accurate, and effective. Why Diversity Matters for Effective Clinical Research Diversity of.. READ MORE »

Why Health Canada Licensing Changes Matter If You Want an AGCO Cannabis Retail Licence

Keeping on top of regulatory changes related to cannabis is important if you want a career in the industry. If you enroll in our Cannabis Certificate program, you’ll learn about cannabis regulations related to both production and retail. Recently, Health Canada, which regulates cannabis producers, announced a major change to its approval process for cultivation licences. The changes could significantly impact the supply of cannabis available to cannabis stores. As a result, whether you’re considering a career in either the production or the retail side of the cannabis industry, the change is significant. What Has Changed with the Health Canada.. READ MORE »

3 Things Students in Food Safety Programs Should Know About Cross-Contamination

People working in the food industry have an obligation to ensure that the foods they work with are kept safe from cross-contamination. While the vast majority of food is safe, when problems do occur, such as product recalls and outbreaks of foodborne illnesses, they are often because of cross-contamination. Taking measures to prevent cross-contamination is something that should be done at every food facility, whether on the farm or in the kitchen. If you’re interested in a career in the food industry, here are three things you should know about cross-contamination. 1. Cross-Contamination Is Likely the Leading Cause of Food.. READ MORE »

THC vs. CBD: A Guide for Students in Cannabis Retailer Training

The cannabis plant contains more than 100 chemical compounds called cannabinoids, but by far the two most well-known are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). If you’re considering a career in cannabis retail, chances are you’ll encounter many customers who have heard about THC and CBD and want to know what they are and how they work. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misunderstanding and misinformation surrounding these two cannabinoids. So let’s take a look at what these two cannabinoids can actually do. Students in Cannabis Retailer Training Should Understand CBD’s Health Benefits CBD has become extremely popular in recent years.. READ MORE »

3 Facts About Quality by Design for Students in Quality Assurance and Quality Control Courses

What is Quality by Design (QbD)? It’s an approach to pharmaceutical product development, where an objective is defined prior to starting the process and quality is instilled before manufacturing. Risk assessment and management are a priority and are used as the basis for process control. This can help to: Shorten development times Improve manufacturing quality Further assure safety and efficacy of pharmaceutical products While it takes more time at the beginning of a process, it allows for less stop-and-start along the rest of the development journey. Quality is implemented directly into the workflow, taking into account how the product’s characteristics.. READ MORE »

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