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Market Analysis

Trusted Vendor Program (CA): 2019 Update

Big changes to the Kush Marketplace Trusted Vendor program in 2019. Buyers can now count on all ‘Trusted’ vendors as fully vetted companies who have established track records of smooth completed transactions over the Marketplace. When it comes to cars, boats, homes, or any big purchase, you’ll want to buy from a credible place. You …

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Pesticide Changes in WA

In previous months we’ve been following pesticides very closely in the Washington cannabis market. January brings new public pesticide tests from the Ike’s Ok program, and we have new pesticide regulations from the WALCB. January Pesticide Results from ‘Ike’s OK’ New year, new cannabis industry. Now we are four months into the public pesticide testing …

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Wholesale Returns & Rejections (WA)

By now everybody has dealt with returns and rejections in I502. It can get messy, but as long as fair practices are followed there is a place for fair rejections and returns. In short, try to reject complete lots upon delivery, if you do need to arrange a return try to within 3 days and …

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New Year, New Weed

The first year of legal cannabis in California has come to a close and here we are in 2019. Coming into the new year the BCC has proposed their new permanent regulations which will be adopted very shortly. All licensees who have followed the rules will soon be converted from temporary licenses to permanent bringing …

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The Great Oregon Auction

On June 7th and 8th, the Oregon Hemp Convention is holding the largest CBD and Hemp Biomass auction in the country.  Supported by an enthusiastic Department of Agriculture looking to the further their state agriculture opportunities, this event is breaking new ground for interstate commerce. Hosted at the Oregon Convention Center, the Oregon Hemp Convention …

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Pesticide Updates: What to Expect in 2019

The last quarter of 2018 was an interesting one in the Washington Cannabis Market. Here’s everything you need to know about the current pesticide problem in WA and what this could mean for cannabis in 2019. Updates to the ‘Ike’s OK’ Program Much of the late 2018 pesticide awareness was started with the launching of …

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CBD Surplus, or Mass Shortage?

The CBD Hemp market in the USA has breached an important tipping point, from CBD shortage to surplus.  Prices have fallen from $7,500 / kilo of CBD isolate to under $7,000 / kilo, with some businesses bottoming out pricing at $6,250 due to the need for cash flow to pay their bills. This article examines …

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Final Proposed Regulations

The BCC has released their final proposed regulations outlining how business will be conducted in the legal cannabis industry. While these changes have not yet taken effect, now is the time to start preparing. Let’s go over some of the major changes that permanent license holders should be aware of. § 5048. Track and Trace …

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Sellers Beware: Untested Concentrates

On the Kush Marketplace we see hundreds of products posted every month. We commonly see untested concentrates (especially crude BHO & CO2 oils) posted, but did you know it’s not legal to sell untested concentrates wholesale? We’ve been reaching out, and there are many producer/processors that were unaware of the fairly recent rule changes.. As …

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Biomass Market Strategy

Professional brokers and deal makers exist in every ag industry. This is because the strength of a relationship with a farm or processor provides a familiar and trusted business opportunity.  All else equal, buyers and sellers will always choose a trusted resource over a new relationship. Currently in the hemp marketplace, there are many farms …

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