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What an Extraction Technician Does, Explained for Students in Cannabis Industry Training

In the field of cannabis production, the extraction technician plays a crucial role in the development of many products, having the specialist training needed for removing the cannabinoid-rich trichomes from the flowers of the cannabis plant. Beyond the training required for removing the most potent chemical compounds of the plant, the technician is also an expert in refining the extracts to improve the purity of the formulated products they will eventually be sold as. Due to the scientific nature of the work, and the specialist knowledge required for avoiding the inherent dangers of handling the tools of the trade, extractors.. READ MORE »

Industry Spotlight: Isaac Maurice, Eastern Canada Sales Representative at Green Planet

As the Canadian cannabis industry continues to grow, we’re spotlighting industry experts who are making it happen. First up: Isaac Maurice, Eastern Canada Sales Representative for Green Planet. Since starting his career at a local hydroponic shop, Isaac has been building his cannabis career on good relationships and great customer service. We caught up with him to learn more about his journey from plant enthusiast to cannabis sales professional.  How did you first get interested in the cannabis industry? Since I was young, I have always been interested in plants and how things grow. My grandfather and father always had.. READ MORE »

The Cannabinoid Extraction Process and its Importance for Cannabis Careers

As a professional with a career in the field of regulated cannabis, you will encounter products in many different forms. From flowers to tinctures to edibles, you should familiarize yourself with the many forms that cannabis products take.  Some of these products will be created using cannabinoid extracts. Extracts are oil-like substances that concentrate the cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant. These are the chemical compounds that affect the body and mind when consumed.  These two cannabinoids are commonly encountered and form the base of a majority of cannabis products:  THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol  CBD, or cannabidiol  Extracts can be.. READ MORE »

Thinking About Cannabis Careers? Learn About Grow Room Set Up and Design

Making plans to set up a grow room is exciting, highly detailed work. However, before you start cultivating cannabis, you must obtain licenses from Health Canada and the CRA unless the product contains less than 0.3 percent THC. When you have met the requirements of the authorities, only then can you follow through on your grow room plans. What do you have to consider as you set up your grow room? Essentially, your cannabis cultivation plans must take into consideration cost efficiency and plant health. These two major points encompass the wide range of elements that will factor into the.. READ MORE »

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 »

Pests and Plant Diseases Those in Cannabis Careers Should Watch Out For

When working with plants, pests and disease are always a concern. For professionals in the cannabis industry, it’s important to be familiar with the ones that threaten cannabis plants, in particular if you’re working in an area like cultivation, where you’re directly in contact with the product in its vulnerable state. Pests that can attack cannabis plants include: Aphids Mealybugs Other insects These are insects that cultivators know to look out for. In addition, fungi can be a threat to the plants, such as: Powdery mildew Phythium (Root Rot) Other fungi Plant pathogens like alternaria can also ruin cannabis plants… READ MORE »

Micro Cultivation and How it Might Play into Your Cannabis Career

Craft products and small batch production has become more popular in recent decades, from microbreweries full of interesting beer to small coffee roasters pushing quality over quantity. Customers enjoy products that offer a more personal brand, where consumables are treated with more care and the experience feels a little more special. Expertise is implied and often demonstrated in craft food, drink, and other consumables. Authenticity is in high demand for today’s consumers, and this can translate into micro cultivation in cannabis, especially into the future as the industry evolves. Changes might mean that craft cannabis becomes a more sought after.. READ MORE »

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 »

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