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Hemp CBD vs Cannabis CBD Explained for Students in Cannabis Retailer Training

If you’re interested in cannabis retail, whether as an owner, manager, or retail worker, product knowledge is important. It makes sense to make product knowledge part of your preparation to work in the cannabis industry. Confident product knowledge will help sales and make customers feel assured about what they are purchasing. Keep reading to learn the difference between CBD derived from hemp plants versus CBD from cannabis plants. Know What CBD Is Before Your Cannabis Retailer Training Cannabidol is commonly referred to as CBD and is found in the trichomes of cannabis plants. It is the most common type of.. READ MORE »

February 20, 2020

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Common Job Interview Questions for Students in CCRP Training

A career as a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) will be both demanding and rewarding, and come with a variety of different kinds of opportunities. When you begin your job search, it will be important to keep in mind two essential questions: What kind of job are you best suited to? What kind of organization is best suited to you? If you have a clear idea of what you want to do, then it will be easier to make sure you are making the most out of your applications. When you are called in for an interview, your targeted approach.. READ MORE »

February 18, 2020

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A Packaging Primer for Those Pursuing Cannabis Industry Careers

  With respect to packaging cannabis products, businesses in Canada have faced the challenge of branding without branding, so to speak. Most typical strategies for creating a brand identity are disallowed. Also, for many there are concerns about the amount of plastic being used for cannabis packages. However, both of these challenges are being approached in innovative ways that follow regulations set out by Health Canada. Above all else, it’s imperative to familiarize yourself with regulations for packaging. As always, it’s best to consult the regulatory documents directly and stay up to date with changes. For example, it was reported.. READ MORE »

February 13, 2020

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Doing Nutrition and Health Training? Know These Fermented Drinks

In November 2019, the BC Centre for Disease Control began a collaboration with the BC Institute of Technology to test over 700 bottles of kombucha from all over Canada for their alcohol content. What prompted this study? Although kombucha has been commercially distributed for decades and the amount of alcohol allowed is regulated, procedures for transport, storage, and testing are still a little murky. If you are interested in the scientific fundamentals of nutrition, the history, processing, and regulation of fermented drinks provide a framework to consider several aspects of food processing and how it relates to health. Fermentation refers.. READ MORE »

February 11, 2020

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How to Spot and Stop Aphids If You’re Interested in Cannabis Quality Assurance

Similar to other crops, cannabis plants are susceptible to pests and disease. Pest control products are regulated by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), and their guidelines should be consulted on a regular basis. A few of the most commonly mentioned pests you may have to deal with in the cannabis industry include the following: Aphids Spider mites Fungus Gnats More specifically, there is the phorodon cannabis, which is one of approximately four thousand species of aphid. How does the cannabis aphid, and other aphids, get into grow rooms? One entomologist in Colorado suggests that the movement of cuttings and.. READ MORE »

February 6, 2020

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A Good Time to Take Food Technology Courses? Find Out as Ontario Invests in Food Safety

The responsibility to protect consumers from foodborne illness, commonly referred to as food poisoning, belongs to all three levels of government. The average spending on food safety by the provincial Ontario government and municipalities, along with the Federal government, is approximately $105.7 million each year. If you are interested in science and understanding how food makes it onto grocery store shelves or restaurants, a career in food technology might be right for you. Why might this be a good time to train for a career in the food industry? Earlier this year, the Canadian Agricultural Partnership was announced, and the.. READ MORE »

February 4, 2020

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Quality Assurance and Quality Control for Natural Health Products

According to Health Canada, fruits and vegetables are the best food sources of vitamin C. Things like red cabbage, strawberries, and citrus fruits have this vitamin, which helps the body absorb iron, heal wounds, and acts as an antioxidant. How else can people get vitamin C? This natural health product is also available in tablet form. Other Natural Health Products (NHPs) include: Herbal remedies Homeopathic medicines Probiotics Amino acids Much more NHPs are regulated by Health Canada to ensure that Canadians are getting safe, effective, and quality goods. How is the quality of NHPs assured and maintained? Keep reading to.. READ MORE »

January 30, 2020

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Entering a Cannabis Career? Here’s How Cannabis-Infused Drinks Are Made

A little over a year before cannabis edibles and infused drinks became legal to sell in Canada, journalists reported that Coca-Cola was pursuing a way into the market. Despite a video—posted and deleted in December 2019—purportedly showing a coke can with a childproof lid, the company denies any interest in making cannabis-infused drinks currently. On the other hand, there are many partnerships openly ready to stock licensed retailers with so-called drinkables. They include: Molson Coors and HEXO Group Constellations Brands, the makers of Corona Beer, and Canopy Growth Corp. Greenhouse Juice Co., a Toronto company and Canopy Rivers Keep reading.. READ MORE »

January 28, 2020

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Financial Planning Tips for AGCO Cannabis Businesses

When the Cannabis Act—officially known as Bill C-45—was passed, the market in Canada for cannabis was projected to be valued at $9.2 billion by 2025. Since then Ontario has gone through a number of changes with respect to cannabis retail business licenses, among other things. In late 2019, it was announced that there were new rules coming into effect in January 2020. The changes that have gone into effect include: 1) The removal of the cap on the number cannabis retailers the province will allow. 2) The end to the lottery system used for awarding licenses. According to CBC, the.. READ MORE »

January 23, 2020

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Descriptive vs. Inferential Statistics and What They Mean for Students in Clinical Research Training

Over the past decade Canada has made significant investments into clinical trial health research through educational institutions, research centres, and hospitals. These investments are intended to maintain Canada’s status as a top site for global pharmaceutical companies to do clinical trial research. It is therefore important for anyone interested in clinical research to understand the roles of different branches of statistics in this area of study. From research and development to post-marketing monitoring of pharmaceuticals, clinical research relies on statistics. To test hypotheses, answer questions, and adhere to regulations, a study or trial must be designed to gather the appropriate.. READ MORE »

January 21, 2020

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