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What to Expect from Wholesale Cannabis Careers

The cannabis industry holds many different opportunities for career paths. From quality assurance to retail to production, you can find what’s best for you and where your skills are best put to use. If wholesale sounds like the right fit for you, there may be a few questions on your mind as to what you can expect from the field. Wholesale cannabis distributors are responsible for legal compliance and distributing product to retail locations from manufacturers and cultivators. This is a necessary step in the supply chain and one that interacts with various parts of the cannabis business. Read on.. READ MORE »

November 7, 2019

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Factors Affecting Microbial Growth that Food Safety Workers Should Know

In foods where there are sufficient nutrients and favourable conditions for growth, microorganisms can thrive. The most important of these microorganisms to consider is bacteria, since while they are often harmless or beneficial, they can be very dangerous. Yeasts, molds, and viruses are other microorganisms that can exist in food and cause safety threats. In your career, you will need to be aware of factors creating the ideal environment for these tiny life forms to grow, so that you can mitigate risks. Read on to learn more about which factors affect this, how you can keep food safer by monitoring.. READ MORE »

November 5, 2019

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Tips for Professional Service with a Cannabis Dispensary Licence

Within the cannabis industry, there can, from time to time, be an unfortunate stigma that it is a less formal or disciplined industry. On the contrary, the cannabis industry thrives on organization, attention to detail, vigilance, and professionalism. Newer industries face frequent changes, and in the case of cannabis, this is even more the case. Because of the frequency of change in this young industry, employees need to be on the ball and ready to deal with unexpected challenges. The laid-back perception that sometimes exists of the field wouldn’t be able to satisfy this need. It’s important for workers in.. READ MORE »

October 31, 2019

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The Importance of Micronutrients for Nutrition and Health Program Grads

As you will learn in your program, micronutrients are essential for bodily function. Vitamins and minerals, or micronutrients, are distinct from macronutrients, which are fat, carbohydrates, and protein, as they are needed in smaller amounts. They play important roles in energy, growth, and other aspects of human health. The main difference between the two types of micronutrients is that minerals come from soil or water, while vitamins come from plants or animals. In addition, vitamins, which are organic, can be broken down structurally while minerals, which are inorganic, cannot be. The most effective way to get adequate micronutrients is from.. READ MORE »

October 29, 2019

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Business Management tips that can help when you Open a Cannabis Store

Venturing into cannabis store management is an exciting endeavour in a new, dynamic industry. Cannabis shares many characteristics with other industries, but it is also quite different—especially with regards to regulation, reporting, and compliance. There is plenty to learn and do, leading to what can be a very fulfilling and challenging career. Since the field is relatively young and constantly changing, having a sure footing when you begin managing a store is important. The cannabis industry will become more competitive as it grows, so be prepared. Read on for some business management tips that can come in handy in this.. READ MORE »

October 24, 2019

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Why Drug Submissions Are Important for Careers in Regulatory Affairs

Canada’s Food and Drug Regulations place requirements on new drugs to ensure that they satisfy the standards for market release. In addition, the Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD) regulates Canada’s prescription drugs and medical devices. New Drug Submissions are submitted to the TPD after three phases of clinical trials. The results from these trials need to be favourable, but once they have proven that the drug is safe enough to be submitted, the manufacturer will submit a New Drug Submission. These are important documents, along with Clinical Trial Applications (CTAs), Common Technical Documents (CTDs), and other regulatory requirements. If you’re studying.. READ MORE »

October 22, 2019

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Transferable Skills that Could Make You Great at Cannabis Retail

Students in cannabis programs bring skills from all sorts of backgrounds, including: Pharmacy – the two industries are similarly regulated Food quality assurance – especially with edibles being introduced soon, food science backgrounds are useful Beauty and cosmetics – with a likely influx of beauty and cosmetic CBD products on the horizon, these backgrounds feed well into cannabis When it comes to cannabis retail in particular, students with a background in retail bring transferable skills with them that can apply well to this career path. Read on for some transferable skills that could make you a wonderful cannabis retailer! Customer.. READ MORE »

October 17, 2019

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History for Clinical Research Courses: The First Clinical Trial

James Lind is thought to be the first person to conduct a clinical research trial. His focus was on scurvy and how it could be treated. Interestingly enough, Lind’s theories and conclusions differ from what we know to be true today. So, although his trials didn’t necessarily lead to the entire answer, they were the beginning of a primary research method used today in the world of medicine. If you’re curious about how a doctor used first-hand experience, previous reports of scurvy, and observations on 12 sick subjects to conduct the first clinical trial, read on! You may learn a.. READ MORE »

October 15, 2019

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The Importance of a Preventative Control Plan for AGCO Cannabis

Studying to work in the cannabis industry provides you with guidance on regulations and rules around cannabis products. With the upcoming introduction of legal edibles and extracts to the Canadian cannabis market, some changes are necessary to include standards that keep consumers safe when ingesting products. The Safe Food for Canadians Regulations (SFCR) started on January 15, 2019. These regulations include licensing, preventive controls, traceability, and preventive control plans—they will also affect cannabis products. The focus of these new regulations is on preventing issues and getting unsafe product out of the marketplace faster. Read on for more about preventive control.. READ MORE »

October 10, 2019

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Technical Writing Tips for Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance Students

One aspect of pharmaceutical quality assurance that is very important, and that anyone working in the industry should be aware of, is technical writing. Technical writing is different from other kinds of writing, because it is focused first and foremost on clarity. Long sentences and descriptions might work well in an article or book, but not for a piece of technical writing. Whether you find yourself working with Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs), Master Batch Records (MBRs), or other pieces of writing, clarity and accuracy will be essential. With a few helpful hints, you’ll be on track to writing these documents.. READ MORE »

October 8, 2019

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