Business owners slightly more prepared for legalized medical than recreational use
ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 19, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- Today, 46 states and Washington, D.C., have enacted legislation allowing the consumption of marijuana or Cannabidiol with or without prescriptions. New research from Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, benefits, human resources, and insurance services, suggests that more than one-third of business owners with fewer than 500 employees are not yet prepared to manage the impact of legalized marijuana on the workplace.
According to the Paychex study, business owners are slightly more prepared to manage legalized medical use than recreational use:
The study revealed that, among industry sectors, professional services is the most prepared (70%) for medical use and the least prepared for recreational use (58%). Manufacturing and retail/wholesale are the most prepared industries for recreational use (tied at 64%), while manufacturing is the least prepared for medical use (64%).
For William Hummer, DDS, a dental practice in San Leandro, Calif., the legalization of marijuana for both recreational and medicinal use has sporadically impacted patients entering the door, but the office policy restricting employees from arriving at work under the influence of marijuana remains intact.
"California legalized marijuana a few years ago, and so far the only impact we've seen is the occasional patient arriving to the office under the influence," said Nicole Corvello, registered dental assistant and office manager at William Hummer, DDS. "When it comes to our employees, we follow the rule that if you can't work and drink alcohol, you can't work under the influence of marijuana. It remains our office's position that what people choose to do on their own time is their business."
To view a breakdown of which states have passed marijuana legislation to date, visit Paychex WORX for an infographic that also features other regulatory issues gaining traction at the state and local levels.
About the Paychex Business Survey
Paychex polled 500 randomly selected business owners with fewer than 500 employees. The survey was administered online by Bredin, a third-party research firm, between February 15, 2019 and February 26, 2019 and yielded a +/- 4% margin of error.
Disclaimer: The data cited in this news release represents the opinions of the survey respondents and not those of Paychex or its employees.
TORONTO, June 17, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ - 48North Cannabis Corp. ("48North" or the "Company") (TSXV:NRTH) is inviting Canadians to "See the Good" as it launches a first-of-its kind video series dedicated to the cultivation of outdoor, sun-grown cannabis.
48North's Good Farm, which is located in Brant County and received one of the first outdoor cannabis licences in Canada, is poised to produce 40,000 kilograms of dried cannabis this year from 100 acres (3.7 million square feet of cultivation space) of organic farm space, making it one of the largest licensed cannabis operations in the world.
With planting already underway, Good Farm will rely on both established agricultural practices and innovative cannabis production techniques to ensure this groundbreaking commitment is a success.
To bring Canadians along on this journey, 48North is hosting a bi-weekly web series on Good Farm. The series, entitled, "See the Good" focuses on the challenges, opportunities and lessons learned on the road from seed-to-sale. Specifically, viewers will be walked through never-been-seen footage that provides insights on:
"Good Farm represents one of the first licensed outdoor cannabis operations in the country, but we know that it won't be the last," added Alison Gordon, co-CEO of 48North. "That's why we want to invite our consumers, investors and neighbours alongside us for this historic journey – to understand the ups and downs of this groundbreaking production practice. The future is outdoor grow."
48North has also recently signed supply agreements for cannabis from its Good Farm and other licensed production facilities, including:
The first episode can be found here.
48North Cannabis Corp. (TSXV: NRTH) is a vertically integrated cannabis company focused on the health and wellness market through cultivation and extraction, as well as the creation of innovative, authentic brands for next-generation cannabis products. 48North is developing formulations and manufacturing capabilities for its own proprietary products, as well as positioning itself to contract manufacture similar products for third parties. 48North operates a 100-acre organic cannabis farm, expected to produce over 40,000 kg of organic, sun-grown cannabis securing a significant first-mover advantage in the production of low-cost, next-generation, extract-based cannabis products. In addition, 48North operates two indoor-licensed cannabis production sites in Ontario with more than 86,000 square feet of production capacity. 48North cultivates unique genetics at its wholly owned subsidiaries, DelShen Therapeutics Corp. ("DelShen") and 2599760 Ontario Corp. dba Good & Green ("Good & Green"), both Licensed Producers under the Cannabis Act. 48North has a growing portfolio of brands that include Latitude, a women's cannabis platform (explorelatitude.com), Mother & Clone, a rapid-acting sublingual cannabis nanospray (momandclone.com) and Avitas, a single strain vaporizer cartridge (avitasgrown.com).
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Event offers conversations with California's cannabis leadership, updates on important new regulations, and celebrates the launch of the California Bureau of Cannabis Control's powerful new ad campaign
LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- The United Cannabis Business Association (UCBA), the premier trade association for legal retail cannabis in California, announces its second annual Policy Summit, presented by Linx. The one-day event is on June 21, at the Montalban Theater in Los Angeles.
The Summit provides access to key decision makers and industry leaders in a unique environment to give cannabis professionals insight on changing regulations and market conditions that will significantly impact their businesses. The one-of-a-kind event will conclude with a sun-filled rooftop VIP mixer featuring a Sessions short order kitchen by Chef Holden Jagger of Altered Plates, live music and entertainment.
The Summer Summit will also serve as the launch of the California Bureau of Cannabis Control's new public awareness and education campaign, designed to help businesses and consumers recognize the differences between legal and illicit cannabis products and retailers.
The summit will feature candid discussions on issues that impact California cannabis businesses and consumers, with notable speakers that include:
Nicole Elliott - Senior Advisor on Cannabis to Governor Newsom
Lori Ajax - Chief of the CA Bureau of Cannabis Control
Cat Packer - Executive Director and GM of the LA Department of Cannabis Regulation
Fiona Ma - CA State Treasurer
Councilmember Herb Wesson – Los Angeles City Council President
Senator Steven Bradford, CA Senate District 35
Assemblyman Tom Lackey, CA Assembly District 36
Richard Parrott – CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, CA Department of Food and Agriculture
Rasha Salama – Branch Chief, CA Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch
Laurie Holcomb – CEO of Gold Flora Farms and King's Crew Dispensary
The UCBA Summer Summit is presented in collaboration with the Humboldt County Growers Alliance (HCGA) - the trade association representing the most legal cultivation businesses in California, and brings together two of the most influential cannabis industry associations in the state.
Attendees to the Summit will enjoy Linx giveaways, specials with neighboring dispensaries, a rooftop lounge, and a brand education mezzanine with executives from some of the most successful businesses in the industry, including Gold Flora, Original Pot Company, Canndescent, Beboe, Cresco, Born from Flora, Genius, Delta 9, 1 PUFF, Kanha Treats, LA Kush, Boxcar Supply Company and more.
The Second Annual UCBA Policy Summit and BBQ is on June 21, 11a-6p, at the Montalban Theater, 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028. For tickets, visit: bit.ly/UCBA2019Summit
Veterans and Social Equity applicants receive free admission.
For information on UCBA, visit: www.ucba.com
ST. LOUIS, June 6, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- Purpl Scientific announced today that, after several years in development and a successful beta test, the Company has launched its groundbreaking portable cannabis potency testing solution to the world. Named the Purpl PRO, the device brings unprecedented mobility, insight and limitless lab-accurate THC and CBD tests to a market with a glaring need for transparency and accountability. The Purpl PRO is available for sale through authorized distributors for $1,495.
The Purpl PRO is a hand-held solution that turns the user's smartphone into a robust cannabis potency testing system and provides lab-accurate results in under ten seconds. The Purpl PRO harnesses the same science and technology that was originally developed for the commercial agriculture and pharmaceutical industries to ensure cannabis quality, integrity and consistency throughout the entire value chain. In order to develop this purpose-built solution for instant cannabis potency testing, the Purpl Scientific team of innovators, scientists and engineers drew on their deep knowledge in optical science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, miniaturization, networking and mobile application development.
"This solution is purpose built for the cannabis market," says Chad Lieber, President of Purpl Scientific. "By delivering the world's first truly mobile cannabis potency testing solution, we are enabling transparency in a market where product labeling is only inching towards standardization. For the first time ever, anyone can verify the potency of their product in seconds. The implications are incredible as we lift the veil on cannabis quality."
As the cannabis market continues its exponential growth, cannabis quality, product safety, and regulatory compliance are escalating topics of discussion and concern. Cannabis testing is a critical component throughout the value chain, from cultivation through consumption, and the Purpl PRO provides an entire industry with instant access to critical information.
Throughout the multi-phase development and testing efforts, the scientists at Purpl Scientific partnered with a number of the premier cannabis testing labs in the United States. The teams were driven to deliver a solution that is consistently accurate regardless of cannabis strain or composition. The result is a solution that provides the user the capability to measure sample after sample, with reliably accurate results.
"Cannabis potency doesn't have to be a mystery or an assumption," says Lieber. "With the Purpl PRO, you turn your mobile phone into your very own state-of-the-art cannabis potency testing system."
About Purpl Scientific
Purpl Scientific Inc. (Purpl) is an innovation company dedicated to the evolution of the cannabis industry. Our products reduce the mystery and guesswork of cannabis quality and chemical composition throughout the entire lifecycle, from cultivation to consumption. We are an advanced tech organization that prides itself on simplifying complexity. We pack a ton of new generation technologies into our hand-held applications that are exceedingly powerful, amazingly fast, extremely affordable, and controlled with the click of a button.
Led by health and wellness veterans Christopher Gavigan, Jessica Assaf and Laurel Angelica Myers
LOS ANGELES, June 5, 2019 /HalcyonTV/ -- Prima, the new industry-defining hemp CBD wellness brand, announced today the launch of three signature products in their body, beauty and supplement categories available at their new online shop at prima.co.
Based in Santa Monica, CA, Prima's founders are The Honest Company® Co-Founder, bestselling author and purpose-driven entrepreneur Christopher Gavigan, award-winning health and cannabis activist Jessica Assaf and mission-oriented operator and Honest alum Laurel Angelica Myers.
"The time has come for hemp and cannabinoid science to be unlocked and adopted as a way to reclaim better balance, more joy and greater healing — and we are leading the uprising. In an age of health-altering digital addictions and epidemic levels of chronic stress and anxiety, Prima seeks to be the one trusted wellness resource and solution for all," said Prima Founder and CEO Christopher Gavigan.
With an unprecedented commitment to transparency, the purest functional ingredients and verified potency, Prima is already raising the standards in the industry; as the first brand to be awarded the MadeSafe certification (verifying that no toxic ingredients were used) in the CBD category.
Prima's launch assortment includes essential, daily products to help reduce everyday stress, calm and soothe skin, and increase overall balance of the body's physiological systems.
Prima was established in March 2019 as an education-first resource to demystify the therapeutic potential of hemp cannabinoids and CBD via original content on prima.co. The launch of their online shop represents the company's first step into the direct-to-consumer channel. Prima will be available at select retailers in Q3 timed with the launch of additional wellness products.
"As the deepest expression of our values and truth, we seek to establish hemp as the universal wellness tool that we know it to be. In service of our community, we have made a commitment to providing an unparalleled resource for scientifically backed education, innovative wellness tools, inspirational content and personalized support — all of which will help to achieve a reimagined state of health and well-being," said Co-Founder and Chief Education Officer Jessica Assaf.
Prima is a new, best-in-class consumer wellness and purpose-driven brand focused on hemp-based cannabinoids. Its core purpose is to bridge the gap between science, nature, and the human body through education, social impact, and functionally innovative botanical products. Prima is built on the essential principle that balance is a critical part of overall health, happiness, and betterment. Prima is a privately held Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) based in Santa Monica, California.