Budtenders: Providing Education and Customer Service: Budtenders represent the front line of any cannabis dispensary, and as such they are responsible for fostering a valuable customer service experience that will have clients returning in the future. However, the role of budtender goes much deeper than simply providing customer service. If…

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Cannabis trial offers hope for children with severe epilepsy: Victorian mother Molly Tankey knows medical cannabis may not be a miracle cure for her son David, who has severe epilepsy — but she’s hopeful being part of a clinical trial will give him a better quality of life. http://ab.co/2rjElci @abcaustralia…

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Study ‘proves medicinal cannabis can help children with severe epilepsy’: A team of international researchers publish what they say is the first scientific evidence that medicinal cannabis “as good as some of our best medications” in treating children with severe epilepsy. http://ab.co/2riOYff @abcaustralia #cannabis Facebook Comments

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Protecting Your Innovative Cannabis Strains With a Strong Intellectual Property Strategy: Part 2 – Patents for New Cannabis Strains: In the first installment of this three-part series we explored the reasons why cannabis breeders should adopt a strong IP strategy sooner rather than later and looked briefly at the types…

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Implementing a HACCP Plan in Cannabis Processing: Hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) is a robust management system that identifies and addresses any risk to safety throughout production. Originally designed for food safety through the entire supply chain, the risk assessment scheme can ensure extra steps are taken to…

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Medicinal cannabis users fear new Tasmanian Government scheme too costly: Tasmanians already using medicinal cannabis on the black market raise concerns about the Tasmanian Government’s controlled access plan. http://ab.co/2rdLZF5 @abcaustralia #cannabis Facebook Comments

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Regulatory Overreach: Are California’s Lab Rules Too Strict?: With California moving into a more regulated market, some are concerned the state may be overregulating the market with strict, unnecessary rules. The Bureau of Marijuana Control, California’s agency in charge of regulatory oversight for the cannabis industry, released a set of…

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