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post: The Vermont Cannabis Control Board Announced a Partnership with NCS Analytics

DENVER, December 9, 2022–The State of Vermont’s Cannabis Control Board (CCB) announced a partnership today with NCS Analytics, a leading high-risk data analytics firm, to build and provide a cannabis analytics platform for inventory tracking. The NCS Platform will leverage proven technology to support the CCB’s mission to provide effective, efficient regulation and enforcement for Vermont’s legal […]

post: Midterm Election Results

This week was a greatly anticipated Midterm election, especially if you are part of the cannabis industry. The main initiatives dealing with cannabis focused on five states: Missouri, Maryland, Arkansas, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Let’s look at what happened! Arkansas, already having a medical market, rejected Issue 4, which would have opened an adult-use […]

post: Is There Special Halloween Candy?

Happy Halloween! As we all know, October is a big time for most retailers selling edible products, particularly candy. According to a study by, Americans spent over 10 billion dollars on Halloween last year, a record high. Roughly 3 billion of this is just on candy. This year we expect to see even more […]

post: Cannabis Seeds and the 2018 Farm Bill

Earlier this year, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) ascertained that while cannabis seeds will eventually grow into cannabis plants, they do not fall under the Controlled Substance list due to the federal legalization of hemp under the 2018 Farm Bill. Marijuana remains a Schedule 1 controlled substance (grouped with heroin and ecstasy) with no currently […]

post: The Importance of Categorization in Cannabis

Within any state track-and-trace system, there are “Product Categories” where licensees can organize their cannabis inventory. For example, “Pre-roll Flower” is defined as “pre-rolled joints made with full cannabis flower with a unit of measure (each) AND strain attached AND weight within the unit (grams). METRC, one of the most common track-and-trace systems in the […]

post: Inflation and the Cannabis Industry

As we near the end of 2022, we see the inflation rate for the US finally stabilize at about 8-9%. This is still the highest in recent history. However, as we discussed in our first blog post, the cannabis industry as a whole has not suffered the same price increases as other industries. This does […]

post: Cannabis Public Policy Consulting Forms Partnership with California Cannabis Authority

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, USA, September 6, 2022 / — Cannabis Public Policy Consulting (CPPC) and California Cannabis Authority (CCA) have launched a partnership to bring expert consulting, the most advanced data analytics, and the most comprehensive and current datasets to cannabis regulation in California. CPPC is the only independent consultancy in cannabis focused exclusively on data-informed development and implementation of […]

post: All About Artificial Intelligence

Articles about artificial intelligence are published daily online and in the media with promises to revolutionize industries, automate tasks, and (occasionally) act violently toward humans. Recently, AI has evolved to a higher level of ability in emulating human traits like creativity and language processing. As AI relates to creativity, an AI model named Dall-E (now Crayion) took […]

post: Unique Conditions of Cannabis Track and Trace

The requirement to track products across the supply chain from seed to final sale exists in highly regulated industries such as food, pharmaceutical, alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis. Track and Trace systems aim to achieve two main objectives: Protect consumer health and safety with the ability to recall products. To comply with rules and regulations and […]

post: HdL Announces New Partnership with Nationwide Compliance Specialists

Diamond Bar, CA – March 21, 2017 HdL Companies, a leader in providing local governments with revenue consulting and compliance services, is pleased to announce its partnership with Nationwide Compliance Specialists (NCS). This partnership will provide HdL’s Cannabis Services clients with a comprehensive solution to ensure the accuracy of tax payments made by legally permitted […]