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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


Here’s the Deal with the Montana E-Cigarette Ban

On October 8, 2019, Governor Steve Bullock directed the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to implement emergency rules that would temporarily ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. This announcement came the same day the second Montana illness related to vaping was confirmed in Yellowstone County. The Montana Governor directed emergency rules be


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Navigating Through a Tricky Montana Hemp Harvest

With this season's hemp harvest wrapping up, many farmers and landowners with a hemp crop this year have been scrambling to make their deadlines and harvest before their crop turns or worse. With an anemic growing season over the summer and a rapidly cooling winter almost upon us, Montana hemp farmers have had difficulty growing


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The Sustainability of Soil-less Grow Media

There is a vast range of growing techniques within the cannabis industry, and Montana is no exception. If you want to think on a grand scale of how cannabis is grown, think of a line with two diametrically opposed methods of growing on both ends. On one end is “Living Soil Growing,” and on the


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Are Your Hashtags Getting Your Cannabis Business Instagram Account Shadowbanned?

Instagram can be an amazing tool for small cannabis businesses to interact with their customer base. Hashtags are commonly used to build out an audience and reach; they’re a way for users to find you but also interact with you. You may use hashtags that correlate with your business name for people looking you up,


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Concentrate on Quality Formulations

With the burgeoning market and demand for high quality concentrates and extracts of different cannabinoids consuming not only Montana but the greater US market, cannabis companies everywhere are exploring how they can better utilize concentrates. Vaporizers are the largest out of all the cannabis concentrates and with a global market in e-cigarettes anticipated to reach


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A Critical Look at Solvent Extraction vs. Supercritical Fluid Extraction

Cannabis contains hundreds of compounds, cannabinoids, terpenes, and other fats and lipids. These compounds are extracted by using one form of either chemical separation or physical separation of the cannabinoids and terpenes from the rest of the plant biomass. These techniques can range from using heat and pressure to using solvents like ethanol and butanol