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Cannabis Edibles 101: 3 Things Those in Cannabis Industry Courses Should Know

Edibles have long been a popular method of cannabis consumption. Their most popular vessel is the baked good, where cannabis-infused brownies, cookies, and other sweets are eaten to experience the effects of the plant. However, cannabis edibles in the modern age, within Canada’s regulated market, can go far beyond that.  Today, consumers can purchase such products as cannabis-infused chocolate bars, gummies, and other candies; cannabis-infused oil that may be added to recipes; and cannabis-infused drinks, such as sparkling waters, sweet drinks, and alcohol-free wines and beers.  As a licensed cannabis retail worker, you should be aware of what these products.. READ MORE »

Cannabis Plant Anatomy: Everything Those With Cannabis Industry Careers Should Know

From top to bottom, the makeup of a cannabis plant is fascinating to learn about. To cultivate and grow these plants requires an understanding of what they look like, how they grow, what the best practices are for proper cultivation, and what they’re made of. Here’s what you need to know about cannabis plant anatomy. The Anatomy of Cannabis Plants, Explained for Students in Cannabis Industry Training  Cannabis plants used for consumption are typically female, with large leaves, seeds of various sizes, and tall, firm stems. The plant’s buds are found atop the stems. Fan leaves, sugar leaves, and flowers.. READ MORE »

Cannabis Cultivation Explained for Those Interested in Cannabis Quality Assurance Training

Cannabis is a plant with a wide variety of uses, from medically-beneficial oils to hemp fibres that can be used to create clothing. When surveying the range of cannabis products available, it can be easy to forget that all forms of cannabis derive from a plant. This plant needs to be carefully cultivated to ensure the products are of a high quality.  The cannabis plant requires the resources that all plants do: light, nutrients, air, and water. How these elements are manipulated will change the quality and type of the resulting product. The plant can also be pruned and trained.. READ MORE »

What Those with Cannabis Industry Training Need to Know About Advanced Cannabis Growing Techniques

Despite its cultural and economic power, cannabis plants are at their simplest level agricultural products. This means that they are susceptible to the same variables that impact the quality, consistency, and yield of all other plants, like water, air, light, and nutrients.  Advanced cannabis growers have been ingeniously inventing techniques to make indoor cannabis growing more efficient. These tactics are used to encourage bigger yields, more efficient plants, and more consistent quality. Read on to learn about a few methods that are being used within the cannabis industry.  Advanced Water Conservation Methods  Between the trifecta of water, air, and light.. READ MORE »

Interested in Cannabis Quality Assurance Training? Here’s a Quick Guide to Cannabis Recalls

Those holding a cannabis retail licence in Canada should know that there are regulations in place with regards to recalling cannabis products. Health Canada has published a guide outlining how voluntary recalls are determined, and what is necessary for products to be recalled in order to reduce the risk of adverse effects on the public’s health. In any recall situation, those with a cannabis licence must work alongside anyone else who contributes to its production, and exchange information frequently amongst each other during the recall process. Although situations where a recall may be necessary can vary in severity and risk.. READ MORE »

Cannabis Genetics 101: What You Should Know if You Want to Become a Cannabis Distributor

You might be an expert on many different aspects of cannabis, but do you know about its genetics? What some people might not know is that cannabis is composed of 20 chromosomes (nine autosomes and one sex chromosome apiece), and that the genetic expressions of each cannabis plant can display a variety of patterns, even if cells appear to be similar. However, different strains have different genotypes (their DNA) and phenotypes (the differing attributes of plants). So what exactly causes these differences in the genetic makeup of different cannabis strains? While different cannabis plants can produce different effects and sensory.. READ MORE »

The Importance of Quality Packaging for Those Interested in Cannabis Industry Courses

  The container and packaging that cannabis is found in is more important than one might think. This is because there are various factors that can influence its quality, such as humidity, temperature, and moisture, among others.  To have the best possible packaging can give cannabis the longest possible lifespan, especially since lower-quality packaging can be detrimental for both business and quality control. Therefore, it’s beneficial to research and understand the effects certain types of packaging can have on cannabis, and how best to preserve it. There are many reasons as to why packaging it properly and with the appropriate.. READ MORE »

How to Reduce Operating Costs When You Open a Cannabis Business

The cannabis industry can make for a lucrative career choice for those interested in obtaining a license and opening a cannabis retail business. Unfortunately, high overhead costs are the reality, just like opening any business. However, with the right knowledge and understanding, cannabis business operators can work to reduce their operating costs in the long run.  Industry professionals with the right training are experts at running cannabis businesses, knowing how to efficiently organize their labor force, maximize their revenues, and adhere to government regulations. They also know how to work at reducing their operational expenses. Read on to find out.. READ MORE »

What Those with a Cannabis Distribution License Should Know About COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the ways that consumers interact with cannabis. Between accommodating social distancing while purchasing cannabis products, changing the frequency with which they visit stores, and sharing research on cannabis’ interactions with the disease, there are several ways that cannabis culture is shifting.  Cannabis retail professionals are knowledgeable about retail management, inventory management, store design, and staff development. These adept experts are skilled at anticipating and managing retail problems, but the coronavirus may present problems beyond the scope of what these industry insiders are familiar with. Read on to educate yourself on the breadth of the ways.. READ MORE »

A Guide to Packaging Regulations and their Impact on Cannabis Retail Compliance

For students studying cannabis and its production, learning about cannabis retail compliance is among the most important aspects of the program.  One of the first things students in cannabis programs should learn about is how the rules are set out for labeling and packaging. There are a multitude of nuances for how cannabis can be correctly packaged and labelled in Canada, and the compliance regulations for retailers can vary between each province, since the federal government has left much of that responsibility to individual provinces and their jurisdictions. However, the Cannabis Act outlines that this duty is shared between provincial.. READ MORE »

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