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Posts Tagged: cannabis industry careers

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 »

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 »

How to Reduce Operating Costs When You Open a Cannabis Business

The cannabis industry can make for a lucrative career choice for those interested in obtaining a license and opening a cannabis retail business. Unfortunately, high overhead costs are the reality, just like opening any business. However, with the right knowledge and understanding, cannabis business operators can work to reduce their operating costs in the long run.  Industry professionals with the right training are experts at running cannabis businesses, knowing how to efficiently organize their labor force, maximize their revenues, and adhere to government regulations. They also know how to work at reducing their operational expenses. Read on to find out.. READ MORE »

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 »

How Chocolate Fits Into Cannabis Industry Careers

Following the legalization of cannabis in Canada, many new career paths have opened up. With the right training, you can find a place in the cannabis industry as a quality assurance technician, a cultivation supervisor, or retail store manager, among many other options. There is also the world of edibles, including chocolate products. In Canada, edibles have been legal for sale since late 2019, and one of the first cannabis-infused chocolates made by a London producer has been approved. What does this mean for individuals entering the industry? Keep reading to learn more about the next steps in edible processing… READ MORE »

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 »

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 »

How to Deal with Change in Cannabis Industry Careers

Recreational cannabis became legal for sale on October 17, 2018 in Canada under the Cannabis Act. The very short time that has passed since legalization means that the industry is still improving, developing, and undergoing changes. With Cannabis 2.0 ramping up into 2020 and products like edibles and beverages becoming available, even more changes are on the horizon. Apart from changes within the industry itself, individual career trajectories, management strategies, and learning curves are also in flux. This makes the cannabis industry an exciting and stimulating professional path, but can also present some challenges. When confronting change in the workplace,.. READ MORE »

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