Cannabis Business Times’ Top 10 Articles of 2020

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<![CDATA[2020 was full of surprises, to say the least, from a global pandemic that saw cannabis businesses designated as essential during coronavirus-related shutdowns, to the industry’s big win on Election Day, when five states—Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota—passed legalization measures.As we head into 2021, we reflect on Cannabis Business Times’ top 10 most popular articles of 2020, which cover everything from state and federal policy reform efforts to the international landscape.10. Platinum Confronts Counterfeit Products in Michigan, CaliforniaWhen George Sadler, president of Platinum, a California-based cannabis product manufacturer that distributes products in both California and Michigan, started receiving messages on social media from its Michigan customers about vape cartridges not meeting their expectations, he suspected that counterfeits of the company’s products were being sold at unauthorized retailers. He immediately started looking for ways to stay one step ahead of the illicit producers. At the beginning of the year, Platinum set to work alongside law enforcement to get illicit products removed from store shelves and launched a QR code solution to help customers verify the authenticity of its products. Read more9. 5 Cannabis Trends to Watch in 2020In January, Amy Steinfeld and Jack Ucciferri of law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck outlined what cannabis cultivators could look forward to in 2020. From expanded legalization to the concept of big cannabis and craft cannabis, here are the trends they said the industry should pay attention to during this tumultuous year—before everything changed. Read more8. New CBD Regulations Take Effect in FloridaOn Jan. 1, 2020, new CBD regulations issued by Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried took effect in Florida to address pesticide use, product labeling and the inspection of products produced or sold in the state. The Florida Legislature approved legislation that paved the way for a regulated hemp industry in…

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