Cannabis dispensaries are similar to banks and jewelry stores in that they offer a high-value product and are often targets for thieves. Since the industry remains mostly cash, growers, dispensaries and transport companies are stepping up security to go above and beyond local and state requirements.Read More
HACCP is an internationally recognized system for preventing safety hazards in food, so it’s not a surprise that a HACCP plan is required for most processed foods on the market. However, one HACCP plan will not meet government requirements for every industry. Specific industry standards are determined by the industry regulators.Read More
All of the benefits of cannabis without having to inhale it, is made possible through extraction. Cannabis extraction isolates the useful compounds from the plant, mainly cannabinoids and terpenes, for therapeutic use. There are numerous extraction techniques, most of which apply the basic principles, but result in final products with textural differences.Read More
Thinking about ditching the mess and trading those bags of soil for a hydroponic system? You may be on to something, but before you make the switch, get a grasp of the advantages and disadvantages of the growing medium before picking out the right hydro system for your operation.Read More
Whether you’re required to do so by law, or just want to ensure your product is safe, the work you put into your HACCP plan will pay off in the long run. The HACCP system allows you to identify and control any hazards that pose a danger, and can be applied throughout the food chain from production to consumption.Read More
Although the names may sound similar, Muda, Mura and Muri are three very different, but equally important factors in maintaining a safe and efficient manufacturing facility. When analyzed together, the 3M's can be considered the three enemies of an efficient work place.
Muda can be simply defined as uselessness, or, more simply, waste. As if three M's wasn’t enough, Muda can be broken down into eight different types.
- Defects – Time and effort spend...
Modern manufacturing wouldn’t be possible without manufacturing engineers. While production workers have a strong understanding of the equipment they use on a daily basis, the manufacturing engineers must have a complete, top to bottom understanding of every piece of equipment in a facility, and how all of the parts work together to create one cohesive unit. In many ways, manufacturing engineers are the hub that holds a modern production facility together...Read More
Cannabis is one of the oldest cultivated crops, with the earliest written record of cannabis dating back to ancient China in 2727 B.C. Needless to say, people have been growing cannabis outdoors for thousands of years as the crop spread from Asia to Europe, then to the Americas. It wasn’t until the late 1930s when cannabis was first federally prohibited that people began growing indoors to keep it out of sight.Read More
HACCP was developed in the late 1950s, but changes continue to be made to simplify the process, making it easier to implement and maintain. But it wasn’t until the late 1980s when the International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Food (ICMSF) released a HACCP publication outlining hazard analysis.Read More