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Fri
08
Mar

Major cannabis grower, based in Strathroy, boosts women's role in industry

With women accounting for three-quarters of its leadership team, a Southwestern Ontario cannabis company is on a mission to bring more women into Canada’s pot industry.

Strathroy-based marijuana grower Eve & Co. posted profiles of its female staffers to social media this week leading up to International Women’s Day on Friday.

“One of the things that I’ve always said is that I want to empower women,” Eve & Co.  chief executive Melinda Rombouts said. “That first starts with empowering our team.”

The former operator of a Strathroy flower-growing operation, Rombouts founded Eve and Co., a female-focused cannabis company for the recreational market, and its subsidiary, Natural MedCo., a medical marijuana producer.

Fri
08
Mar

Meet the 2019 High Times Women of Weed honorees

High Times strives to uplift and center the women who make the cannabis space what it is: innovative, progressive, inclusive, and welcoming. This International Women’s Day, we’d like to announce the 2019 High Times Women of Weed honorees. These twenty individuals have made significant change, progress, and advances in their fields—and of course, in cannabis. Ahead of this year’s Women of Weed event, here are the honorees and what they do:

Fri
08
Mar

How companies can prepare for doing business in the hemp age

Researchers, manufacturers and retailers nationwide are crossing their fingers anticipating a fully-legalized future for marijuana and hemp-based products. Since Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a small amendment to the 2018 Farm Bill that lifted the federal ban on hemp cultivation, hemp-derived products are now poised to spread throughout the country. 

Like it or not, the legal marijuana industry has arrived — and it’s likely to keep growing (pun intended). Companies everywhere, from banks and retailers to professional services and marketing agencies, must decide how they’ll work with these burgeoning businesses. 

Thu
07
Mar

The DEA is searching for field test kits to differentiate hemp and marijuana

The Drug Enforcement Agency has requested input from companies who may be able to provide field test kits that can differentiate hemp from marijuana. In a notice posted to the federal business opportunities website, the DEA said it is conducting market research to obtain test kits or instruments that can determine if a sample of cannabis contains more than 0.3 percent THC by dry weight.

Thu
07
Mar

Here's what a cannabis concierge can offer canna-tourists

Cannabis tourism has become huge in states where the substance is now legal for recreational use, writes Calvin Hughes. However, the trend's popularity doesn't necessarily mean it's easy to touch down in a city like Denver or San Fransisco and get right into the local marijuana culture. Since cannabis laws vary from state to state - and even individual cities within a state - figuring out your destination's rules and regs can be daunting.

Thu
07
Mar

Simply wanting a cannabis career 'just isn’t enough anymore', industry recruiter says

The cannabis industry in North America is currently experiencing a period of unprecedented growth, writes Brandon Hicks. Last year, Fortune magazine reported a 690 percent rise in job listings between January 2017 and August 2018, and projected an additional 220 percent growth for the industry in 2019.

Wed
06
Mar

Report: Legal marijuana industry employs over 200,000 full-time workers

The state-licensed cannabis industry gained over 64,000 new employees in 2018, and now employs over 200,000 full-time workers, according to data compiled by Whitney Economics and the online content provider Leafly.com.

Commenting on the new findings, NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri said, “The federal government needs to deschedule marijuana to allow states to better and more fully benefit from the economic growth engine that is the legal marijuana industry. Further, state regulators need to ensure as this sector expands its economic benefits are shared by all, including and most especially by those who suffered most under the failed policy of criminal prohibition.”

Tue
05
Mar

Higher education: Colleges add cannabis to the curriculum

Grace DeNoya is used to getting snickers when people learn she's majoring in marijuana.

"My friends make good-natured jokes about getting a degree in weed," said DeNoya, one of the first students in a new four-year degree program in medicinal plant chemistry at Northern Michigan University. "I say, 'No, it's a serious degree, a chemistry degree first and foremost. It's hard work. Organic chemistry is a bear.'"

As a green gold rush in legal marijuana and its non-drug cousin hemp spreads across North America, a growing number of colleges are adding cannabis to the curriculum to prepare graduates for careers cultivating, researching, analyzing and marketing the herb.

Mon
04
Mar

P.E.I. supports new jobs at cannabis processing facility

The provincial government will support 32 new jobs at Dosecann, a cannabis oil extraction company in the Biocommons Industrial Park in Charlottetown.

Dosecann is a Health Canada approved and licensed cannabis processor. Its 42,000 square foot, purpose-built analytical testing facility in Charlottetown serves as the hub for Dosecann’s cannabis extraction, product innovation and formulation, research and development, quality testing and manufacturing.

To assist the company and support 32 new jobs, the province is providing labour rebates worth a maximum of $716,000 over two years. The province is also providing $60,000 to assist the company with rental costs.

Wed
27
Feb

How this gay entrepreneur became the founder of the world’s largest cannabis science expo

Josh Crossney didn’t initially set out to create the world's largest and most technical cannabis science expo, writes Zachary Zane, but that’s exactly what he did as the founder, president, and CEO of the Cannabis Science Conference (CSC). The conference, which will be biannual as of this year, brings together cannabis industry experts, instrument manufacturers, testing labs, research scientists, medical practitioners, policy makers, and interested novices with one goal in mind: to improve cannabis science.

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