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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


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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


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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


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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