As the industry rises to the unprecedented challenge posed by COVID-19, the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that has lifted cannabis to its widely-recognized place as an “essentialbusiness”in the US will rely on the leadership from the men and women interviewed for this report. Along with the perseverance of the hundreds of thousands of working Americans employed by the nation’s fastest-growing industry, cannabis businesses are poised to make an important contribution to the nation’s challenging recovery from the coronavirus crisis. We hope the following data and commentary supports these efforts on behalf of the entire industry.
5 Tips to Finding Your Ideal Video Surveillance System
Security is important for any business, but perhaps nowhere more so than in the cannabis industry. This tightly regulated industry is required by law in many U.S. states to install security cameras and network video recorders (NVRs) to comply with regulations on the sale of the product.
If you own or operate a retail dispensary, or you’re starting one up, you’re probably in the market for some physical security equipment. But shopping for video surveillance isn’t as simple as just ordering a camera and NVR online. There are some distinct differences between these products and enterprise video surveillance that go beyond price point.
The CBD Consumer Experience: A CBD Consumer Insights Whitepaper by High Yield Insights
The CBD Consumer Experience provides insights on the current and potential CBD consumer. Contents include custom demographics, product preferences, and attitudes. Potential consumers are quantified to measure drivers and impediments to adoption. Click here to download a complimentary copy. Questions: [email protected].
A Single Cannabis LC/MS/MS Method to Meet California Pesticide and Mycotoxin Residues Regulatory Requirements
High performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) has emerged as method of choice for pesticide and mycotoxin analysis because it offers superior selectivity, sensitivity, ruggedness, and does not require extensive sample preparation before analysis. Although gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS) methods have been developed for pesticide analysis in cannabis samples, they are only applicable to a smaller subset number of analytes.
Fast, Accurate, and Precise Terpene Testing of Cannabis Samples
In the past few decades, a significant amount of work has been performed to understand the ‘entourage effect’, which scientists refer to as synergistic interaction between terpenes and cannabinoids in the human body. Quantifying which terpenes are present in a cannabis or hemp sample is an important aspect of understanding the unique effects for both medicinal and recreational users.
High Speed Chromatographic Analysis of 16 Cannabinoids by HPLC-PDA
Current trends for the analysis of the cannabinoid content in cannabis flower extracts/concentrates and commercially available fortified foods depend on liquid chromatography for potency testing and/or ensuring the label-claim accuracy in product content descriptions. Thereupon, this work describes a fast chromatographic method for the analysis of 16 cannabinoids commonly monitored in cannabis-centric labs.
Fast, Quantitative Analysis of Residual Solvents in Cannabis Concentrates
Sometimes during cannabis extraction, the solvent and impurities from the solvent remain. These “residual solvents” can be toxic, which is why residual solvent analysis is a critical element of cannabis testing. The method of choice for measuring residual solvents is head-space (HS) gas chromatography (GC) coupled with mass spectrometry (MS) detection, so false positives are not reported.
Become a Successful Cannapreneur with the right Cannabis Business Software
Growing and selling cannabis is a serious business. It requires meticulous care for the product from seed to sale. If you are thinking about starting a dispensary and/or a cultivation operation, cannabis business software is a key part of your startup.
With so many cannabis software options on the market, you need a partner to help in the search for the best software for your cannabusiness. We are passing our knowledge on to you, cannapreneur. This whitepaper is our how-to guide for cannabusiness software shopping.
RFID Practical Application in the Marijuana Industry (Posted 10/24/18)
Much has been made regarding Radio Frequency Identification over the past decade. Indeed RFID technology has been heralded as the future of the supply chain by advocates, while opponents of the technology have denounced it as invasive and infringing on personal information. The purpose of this white paper is to define and develop a deeper understanding of the RFID technology, alleviate common misconceptions and explore the benefits and why it was chosen as a positive technology for the marijuana industry.
Topicals: A High Yield Insights White Paper Exploring Consumer and Category Insights (Posted 10/16/18)
Few categories in cannabis have as much growth potential as topicals. While usage is small today compared to the overall market, growth factors include an aging population seeking alternative therapies and general higher interest in CBD-only applications. This whitepaper explores consumer attitudes and behaviors related to topicals. Data-driven insights give industry participants a clear picture on how to move forward successfully. By analyzing feedback from current topicals users, High Yield Insights uncovered actionable opportunities to drive growth for the category.
2015 – 2020 Cannabis Industry Forecast
State of the emerging Marijuana Industry Current Trends and Projections