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What the Farmgate ROL is All About for Those Taking Cannabis Retail Courses

Since the legalization of cannabis in Canada, various retailers have been able to sell cannabis and other related products in licensed stores and online. However, the industry is still relatively young and constantly evolving—and some of these changes come with opportunities for growth.  Farmgate ROL is becoming an increasingly popular topic within the cannabis industry, particularly since some retailers are interested in adopting this method as a new distribution model. That said, the future of this new model depends on the development of new legal frameworks and regulations. Here’s an in-depth overview of what a Farmgate ROL is about for.. READ MORE »

How Biosynthetic Cannabis Can Change the Future of Cannabis Industry Careers

The future of the cannabis industry might no longer be simply about growing crops. Rather, biosynthesis is being viewed as a potential solution for more sustainable cannabis cultivation. In this context, biosynthesis is the process where strains of yeast are used to generate cannabinoids. While using living cells such as yeast to create molecules, biosynthesis allows for the creation of cannabinoids in ways that are not only more environmentally sustainable, but also safer, less expensive, and of a higher quality. As a result, no actual cannabis plants need to be grown or cultivated in order to produce the desired cannabinoids… READ MORE »

A Brief Guide to Cannabis Advertising Laws for those Taking Cannabis Retail Courses

Despite being fairly young, the Cannabis Industry is heavily regulated—with strict laws and guidelines influencing how these cannabis products are made, sold, and distributed. Cannabis promotion laws can be overwhelming, but it’s incredibly important to carefully inspect the points outlined in the Cannabis Act. In this context, “promote” is understood as the “means to make … a representation” of a thing or service with the intent of selling it—likely influencing beliefs and behaviours about this item.  With that in mind, we will explore some key cannabis advertising laws here, providing a brief overview of some principle recommendations and prohibitions.  Understanding.. READ MORE »

5 Cannabis Accounting Tips for those with a Cannabis Retail Business

Legal cannabis in Canada is booming. In fact, Statistics Canada reported cannabis sales reaching an all-time monthly high nationally, at just over $270 million in October of 2020. Given the rapid financial growth of the Canadian cannabis industry since it was legalized nationwide in October 2018, retail businesses selling cannabis need to manage their finances expertly. With this in mind, those hoping to enter cannabis retail must ensure accounting best practices are in place. With the national cannabis industry continuing to grow, any retail business selling cannabis products should always prioritize their long-term financial sustainability, and how to build a.. READ MORE »

Why Hydrocarbon Extraction Is Worth Learning About in Cannabis Industry Training

Extraction is a core aspect of the cannabis industry, referring to the process of removing the most potent chemical compounds of the plant so that they can be used as ingredients in various cannabis products. There are several approaches for removing the most sought out cannabinoids of the cannabis plant. Hydrocarbon extraction is one of these approaches, gaining attention in the industry due to the efficiency of the technique, and the high-quality results of the extraction.  The increasing popularity of this method makes it important for anyone entering this field to have some understanding of how it works, and some.. READ MORE »

Microbial Testing Explained for Cannabis Quality Assurance Students

Microbial testing is an important part of quality assurance in the cannabis industry. Health Canada requires cannabis producers to conduct quality assurance tests, ensuring that any microbial or chemical contaminants are within the tolerance limit of the Cannabis Regulations.  Students learning about cannabis might want to discover how quality assurance and control impacts the industry. Taking a cannabis training program can provide a solid foundation in good laboratory practices and the various laboratory techniques that impact quality assurance. This blog post aims to take a closer look at how microbial testing works, highlighting its uses and importance in the cannabis.. READ MORE »

How to Draw Customers to Your Dispensary After Obtaining Your Cannabis Retailer License

The cannabis industry is heavily regulated, meaning that entrepreneurs must abide by specific rules and conditions to set up their dispensaries. These strict regulations extend to marketing initiatives. Marketing a cannabis dispensary under heavy regulations can be a challenge, but it is still possible. When starting your business, be sure to develop solid marketing strategies that meet the guidelines under the Cannabis Act.  Here’s a closer look at some of the ways you can bring more customers to your dispensary.   Understanding and Abiding by Marketing Regulations First and foremost, you’ll need to have a solid understanding of the marketing regulations.. READ MORE »

Why Scaling Up Presents a Challenge to Cannabis Quality Assurance Professionals

As a cannabis quality assurance professional, you’ll want to ensure that the production of cannabis can be scaled up sufficiently while also meeting high standards. However, accomplishing this is a challenge in and of itself. Although recreational cannabis is legalized in Canada, scaling up faces both the typical challenges associated with growing any business, along with some unique hurdles. Between meeting regulations set out by Health Canada, as well as approaches for eliminating pests and ensuring there’s enough product to meet demand, scaling up cannabis growth operations doesn’t come without its share of obstacles. However, those hoping to accomplish this.. READ MORE »

Food Safety Tips Regarding Edibles, Explained for Students in Cannabis Industry Training

Just as professionals in the general foods industry must create rigid manufacturing protocols to prevent foodborne illnesses and other types of hazards, cannabis industry professionals must also take precautions when producing edibles. Regulated by Health Canada, edibles are relatively new to the market. When working on edibles, there are several factors that professionals must take into consideration to prevent products from being contaminated with bacteria, mold, and other types of harmful pathogens. A failure to comply with protocols can lead to potential mishaps, legal consequences, and closure of the manufacturing facility.  To understand more on how to keep edibles free.. READ MORE »

Trends and Challenges for Those With Cannabis Industry Careers to Watch in 2021

This past year lay witness to challenges for many business niches as a result of the global pandemic. However, cannabis was one sector that was relatively unscathed and in some ways benefitted from the pandemic. Many are predicting continued expansion and additional shifts that could bode well for the cannabis industry in 2021.  To understand more on what to expect in the next year, let’ take a closer look at a few of the trends and challenges trade insiders are discussing. Continued Adaptations to the COVID Business Reality The majority of businesses that have managed to survive the pandemic, regardless.. READ MORE »

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