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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 »

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 »

What You Need to Know About Shelf Life for Cannabis Industry Training

Cannabis products sold in Canada must adhere to packaging and labelling regulations, including a visible expiry date. But what does this date indicate? Can cannabis really go bad?  The answer differs based on the type of cannabis product and how it is stored. Over time, certain cannabis properties break down, altering the product’s performance.  If you’re interested in a cannabis career, understanding the shelf life of cannabis is essential for safety, quality, and transparency. Read on to get started! How Does Cannabis Change Over Time? Answers for Those in a Cannabis Course Although dried cannabis flower doesn’t necessarily become moldy.. READ MORE »

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 »

A Day in the Life of a Cultivation Technician for Students in Cannabis Training

The process of cultivating cannabis for sale, medicinal purposes, or for processing into edibles is intricate and rewarding.Cannabis plants require particular conditions and careful monitoring so that cannabis businesses have optimal production and quality product. This is why the skills and knowledge of cultivation technicians is very valuable. If you are interested in plants and want to join the cannabis industry, becoming a cultivation technician is one option among many. There are courses on growing techniques in which you can learn all about plant life cycles, breeding and propagation, as well as harvesting, and other important topics. Keep reading to.. READ MORE »

An Intro to Extraction Methods for Students in Cannabis Industry Training

Cannabis plants contain over 100 cannabinoids and terpenoids, including the most commonly known and extracted compounds: CBD and THC. Some extractions are “whole-plant,” meaning that no single chemical or compound is concentrated in the extraction process. However, most methods of extraction are designed to target specific components of the cannabis plant. Extractions from cannabis plants are used in all sorts of products, including oils and edibles, which offer an alternative to smoking the plant and, in some cases, offer different effects. Keep reading for an introduction to this important process! Learn the Extraction Factors to Consider in a Cannabis Course.. 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 »

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 »

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 »

What to Expect in Cannabis Quality Assurance Careers

In a tightly regulated industry such as cannabis, quality assurance is an integral element. Without it, pinpointing trouble areas or finding the cause of an issue can be nearly impossible. If you choose to work in this part of the cannabis industry, you’ll find ways to maintain optimal conditions and environments for safe, high-quality product. As a consumable, cannabis needs to be carefully checked before falling in the hands of the public. Consistency is key and attention to detail is a must for anyone working in quality assurance. If this path interests you, read on to learn more about what.. READ MORE »

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