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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 »

September 15, 2020

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Interested in Food Quality Training? Here’s a Brief History of Processed Food

Processed food has a wide-reaching definition. The USDA defines a food as processed if it has undergone any changes to its natural state. This can include foods that have been washed, cut, heated, pasteurized, cooked, canned, frozen, dehydrated, and more.  Nearly all food is processed in some way. As humans, we have been processing food nearly since the inception of our species. As a professional in food quality control, it’s important to know what food processing means, its implications, and its history. Here’s a brief overview of the history of food processing.  Early History of Processed Foods  Humans have been.. READ MORE »

September 10, 2020

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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 »

September 8, 2020

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Doping in Sport: 3 Things Those in Nutrition and Health Training Should Know

“Doping” refers to when athletes take banned substances to enhance their performance. It is a major problem in sport and athletics internationally and has been done by athletes since organized sport became a popular pastime. Even in Ancient Greece and Rome, Olympians and Gladiators consumed dangerous substances to enhance their performance.  The issue with doping is not only one of fairness, but also of safety. There are numerous health risks and complications involved with the substances typically used to enhance performance. Sports organizations and governing bodies have all taken a stance against the prevalence of doping in sport, but it.. READ MORE »

September 3, 2020

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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 »

September 1, 2020

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An Intro to Good Manufacturing Practices for Those Interested in Pharmaceutical Quality Training

When attaining an education in pharmaceutical quality training, you’ll become well-versed in the principles of quality control and quality assurance. These are principles that guide the pharmaceuticals industry in ensuring that all products are developed, manufactured, and sold in a safe and effective manner. Whether you work in a laboratory or reviewing documents, you’ll be part of a necessary system of making sure the drugs consumers use do not cause them harm.  Good Manufacturing Practices, or GMP, is one part of quality assurance. Governing pharmaceutical as well as radiopharmaceutical, biological, and veterinary drugs, GMPs ensure that these substances are consistently.. READ MORE »

August 27, 2020

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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 »

August 25, 2020

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4 Things Those in Drug Safety Training Should Know About Counterfeit Medications

Counterfeit medications are a major problem for those working in drug safety. These professionals play a vital role in ensuring that the pharmaceutical products consumers use are safe, reliable, and effective. Counterfeit drugs can undermine the trust the public has in this system.  The opioid crisis is compounding issues associated with counterfeit drugs. There is an increasing infiltration of the market by counterfeit prescription painkillers containing the opiate fentanyl. Counterfeit oxycodone tablets were found to contain fentanyl 89% of the time. This substance is several times more potent than oxycodone and can increase consumers’ risk of accidental overdose.  Fentanyl is.. READ MORE »

August 20, 2020

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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 »

August 18, 2020

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What Factors Influence Body Weight? Here’s What Everyone in Nutrition and Health Programs Should Know

When thinking of things that influence a person’s body weight, the first things that probably come to mind are eating habits and exercise regimens. Though both these things do indeed factor into a person’s body weight, the overall picture is more complex.  Food-related habits, like the consumption of high-fat and high-calorie foods, and the speed at which a person eats, can influence body weight. Exercise, or the lack of it, is also a determinant of body weight. However, there are many factors that come together to determine a person’s body weight, and not all of them are related to lifestyle.. READ MORE »

August 13, 2020

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