Yearly Archives: 2020

Using tongs, selecting cannabis flower from a jar and weighing it on a scale

To Jar, or Not to Jar, That is the Cannabis Packaging Question

No matter what type of products you produce, if you make consumer products, your packaging is many times one of the largest and most overlooked contributors to your sales as a business. Making sure that your packaging helps get your products to stand out and get noticed by customers is incredibly important. In regards to


Closeup of three ladybugs and loads of little black aphids on a thistle plant

What the $#!% is a Cannabis Pest Management Plan?

Pests and diseases are quickly becoming more common for the cannabis industry. With more states legalizing recreational and medical cannabis, the number of growers in the nation has quadrupled in the last 5 years. As more cannabis growers enter the industry for the first time, a host of pathogens and the need for sustainable and


A person wearing a face mask and using a computer

5 Reasons You Need a New Website Yesterday (and because of COVID-19)

Nearing a month of full-pandemic mindset, social distancing and staying away from public areas has become the new norm. It is even more important for all aspects of our society to go digital in regards to communication, sales, and information. People are no longer visiting stores or interacting in the same way as they were


An employee handling cannabis with a hairnet and gloves on

Is the Corona Virus Impacting your Cannabis Business Practices?

2020 has already been a tumultuous year. With elections just around the corner, and political tensions high, we have already experienced a lot in a short amount of time. In Montana, we have had a boom in cannabis businesses and our industry has been ramping up for untethering and even a possible recreational market. But


CO2 tanks for cannabis extraction

Do Montana Cannabis Extraction Labs have to be C1D1 Compliant?

With the adoption of parts of both the International Fire Code and the regulations from the National Fire Protection Agency, standards are soon going to change for the Montana Fire code and for Montana cannabis extraction and concentration. Class 1, Division 1 requirements for cannabis extractors may soon be a standard the industry must abide


Half picture is pile of trash other half is cannabis growing

Anything Made with Plastic can be Made with Hemp… WRONG

Hemp is hot. Ever since the 2018 Farm Bill and the federal legalization of hemp and hemp-based products by the FDA slightly over a year ago, the amount of hemp-based products has skyrocketed in the market. Everything from consumables using the flower and seeds, to industrial and consumer products using the hemp bast fiber and