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A Look at the History of Medical Cannabis for Cannabis Quality Assurance

Some 6,000 years ago, in the ancient empires of Rome, Egypt, and China, people began using cannabis in an effort to treat a wide variety of ailments. Fast forward to the present day, and we know much more about cannabis than we did back then. Medical cannabis has been part of many cultures all over the world for centuries. Keep reading to learn about the early uses of medical cannabis and how it has transformed over time. The Early Medicinal Use of Cannabis for Those in Cannabis Industry Careers Widespread religious use of cannabis long ago allowed people to explore.. READ MORE »

May 21, 2020

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What Graduates of Nutrition and Health Programs Can Do for Triathletes

As any record-breaking athlete will tell you, a good diet plan can make the difference between a personal best or a disappointing finish. Nutritionists are essential to the success of sports teams and triathletes. Training for a triathlon is slightly more complicated because it is a mix of three very different disciplines: swimming, biking, and running. Triathlons can vary in distance from a short quick sprint to a grueling ironman. The recommended nutrition plan will depend on the length of the event as well as the gender, height, and weight of the athlete. Read on to find out how graduates.. READ MORE »

May 19, 2020

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Advice for Training Retail Staff after You Complete Cannabis Industry Training

At the heart of any successful retail business is a positive and enthusiastic team. If you want to start or manage your own cannabis retail business, you will need to know how to create a strong team. That’s why staff training and development is an important part of the curriculum at AAPS.  There isn’t just one correct way to train staff. Every team is different, so managers need to be flexible and prepared to adapt to different personalities and learning styles. However, there are a few tips and tricks that can help you to motivate your team to generate the.. READ MORE »

May 14, 2020

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An Intro to Literature Reviews for Clinical Research Training

Before diving into primary research, a responsible researcher will examine, evaluate, and synthesize what has already been published on the subject by writing a literature review. This article provides a succinct overview of the relevant findings on a given topic and helps researchers identify relevant frameworks for their upcoming project. Although many researchers are eager to launch new clinical trials after completing their training, it is imperative to conduct a literature review first. Understanding literature reviews will help you maximize originality, relevance, and impact in your future research career. What Is the Purpose of Literature Reviews After Clinical Research Training?.. READ MORE »

May 12, 2020

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The Life Cycle of a Plant: An Overview for Students in Cannabis Industry Courses

Students interested in working in the cannabis sector will need to understand the basics of the cannabis plant life cycle. Like any plant, cannabis begins as a small seed and matures through several different phases: germination, seedling, vegetative, and flowering. At AAPS, students will learn about the most effective ways to grow healthy cannabis plants. The course includes practical, hands-on training on: Indoor and outdoor cultivation techniques Cultivation room set up Equipment and lighting Pest and disease control Temperature and humidity Nutrient regimes And more Read on to discover more about the life cycle of the cannabis plant. Choosing Your.. READ MORE »

May 7, 2020

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How to Write an Investigation Report After Pharmaceutical Courses

In your pharmaceutical quality assurance career, you may from time to time encounter issues that impact a drug’s quality and performance. Health Canada recognizes this reality, and has outlined steps that pharmaceutical companies must take to deal with these issues in its good manufacturing practices guide for drug products. However, delivering detailed investigation reports shortly after a deviation occurs is not an easy task. That’s why it’s important to fully understand these reports, so that you’re well-equipped to deal with manufacturing inconsistencies when they arise. Ready to get started? Read on to learn all about deviation investigation reports! What Is.. READ MORE »

May 5, 2020

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The Elements of a Business Plan for Cannabis Retail Businesses

There are a number of different career paths for students after graduating from a cannabis course. You could go on to work in quality assurance, product control, packaging, branding, and more. Or, if you have an entrepreneurial spirit, you could open your own cannabis retail business. As part of the program at AAPS, students will study Cannabis Business Management. This will teach them about: Operations management Marketing strategies Business plan development Financial plan development This means that graduates will leave ready with the know-how to write their own business plan. Read on to find out some of the major elements.. READ MORE »

April 30, 2020

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Considering CCRP Training? Know These Basic Biostatistics Concepts

When we read health-related statistics such as 1 in 8 Canadian women are expected to develop breast cancer, or that men are typically diagnosed with heart disease around 10 years younger than women in Canada, we have biostatistics to thank for these important conclusions. Biostatistics involves analyzing and interpreting data drawn from health sciences in order to better understand public health concerns such as chronic disease, cancer, and AIDS, as well as critical concepts such as human development and the relationship between genetics and the environment. Biostatistics also plays a key role in many scientific fields, including:  biology clinical medicine.. READ MORE »

April 28, 2020

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HACCP for Cannabis Quality Assurance and Processing

In the late 1950s, a group of scientists and engineers who worked with food products developed what is known as hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP). Sixty years later, HACCP has become a well-established system used by producers and manufacturers to make sure food products are safe for consumers. Now HACCP also plays a major role in the cannabis industry. Since late 2019, the sale of edible cannabis products has been legal in Canada. In order for this part of the cannabis industry to provide safe, quality products to consumers, HACCP is necessary. Keep reading to learn more about.. READ MORE »

April 23, 2020

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A Look at Biotech and Why it Matters in Pharmaceutical Courses

Biotechnology has been a part of human life for centuries and also plays a major role in the pharmaceutical industry today. Typically referred to as biologics or biologic drugs, these products are developed, researched, and used by medical professionals all over the world. Similar to chemically developed drugs, biologics undergo strict regulation to make it to clinical trials and eventually to the market, or into medical facilities. Keep reading for more details about this important sector of the pharmaceutical industry. Biologics and Biotechnology Biotechnology companies exist in a range of industries, including food production, cleaning products, and the manufacture of.. READ MORE »

April 21, 2020

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