We are excited to report that the bipartisan SAFE Banking Act continues to have the support of Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives and may still become law during this session of Congress!
Late Monday night, the Democrats in the House released a new, scaled-down COVID relief package, which they are calling HEROES Act 2.0. In spite of repeated Republican jabs about the inclusion of the SAFE Banking Act in the Democrats' original HEROES Act, Democratic leadership refus
Charlotte Figi, whose use of cannabidiol, or CBD, to treat her epilepsy helped popularize its medicinal use, died on Tuesday. She was 13.
Her death was confirmed by her parents, Paige and Steven Figi, who said the cause was most likely complications related to Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
Charlotte became the face of the medicinal CBD movement when she was 5 years old, after it appeared that taking CBD eased the symptoms of her epilepsy.
She had her first s
Our organization focuses on both the Business-To-Business (B2B) and Business-To-Consumer (B2C) market segments. When you look at the international IOS standards which we support AND the additional standards promoted by FOCUS, you are confronted by quite a long list of significant and relevant requirements. Yet, where should we dig in? Plus, what should be our order of priorities? Here's an approach that might work for you.
The place to get started, and build practice capabilities is in the
The Value Chain Management Open Standards which we support include...
ISO 22301; International Standard for Business Continuity / Continuity of Operations
ISO 9001; International Standard for Quality Management / Quality of Products and Services
ISO 27001; International Standard for Security of Communications and Data
ISO 45001; International Standard for Health & Safety
ISO 29148; International Standard for Systems Life cycle proce
I have found that when it comes to Value Chain Management excellence, there are a number of industry-standards which form a strong foundation. This is especially true for highly regulated industries. I call these standards, "the Big 3". They are as follows:
1.) Requirements Management / Engineering
2.) Business Process Management (BPM)
3.) Product Life-cycle Management (PLM)
The Big 3 combine to form highly-structured management systems, practice methodologies and open standa
TOC (Theory of Constraints)
A concept advocated by Eliyahu Goldratt, which is the theoretical base of supply chain management. TOC is a model that explains the impact on profitability from decision-making by a supply chain in terms of time. TOC is also a method of managing bottlenecks.
The "TOC (Theory of Constraints)", which was developed by Eliyahu Goldratt, is a method of increasing throughput by managing "constraints" (bottlenecks). It is a concept that serves as the theoretical base
This article has a wealth of value chain measures. It has been written by Digital Commerce 360 in 2019 and it pertains to hospitals. But we love it as the measures are important for companies in any industry.
A survey of 100 hospitals by Syft Corp. has found that nearly 50% still rely on manual spreadsheets for their supply chain management. This process is not only time consuming, but also costly.
A digital supply chain could help reduce supply-related costs by 18%, or $11 million a
"Merging two or more organizations is a complex transaction filled with risk", says Protiviti's Merger & Acqusition (M&A) practice. "The best deals deals follow a structured and disciplined approach with clear strategic objectives, comprehensive due diligence, detailed integration plans, and a focus on creating and capturing value. Although such planned approaches may sound simple, history shows many failed M&A attempts that have resulted in significant impacts to shareholder value."
We can assess Cannabis and Hemp value chains from many different perspectives such as timeliness, quality, cost to serve, process efficiency, etc. But the majority of our members are not business change specialists, process engineers, system architects or technical analysts. So, where is the newcomer going to find key areas of opportunity that they can readily understand and add their own understanding and potential solutions for common, everyday issues.
Cannabis Connect is focused on a bro
For those of you who work in the pharmaceuticals, healthcare or biotech industries, when you join us at CHchains.org you will get a copy of our enterprise map (in the IDEF0 compatible format) which will help your process modeling team to build a function model. We provide extensive training for these two areas of function and process modeling:
1.) Enterprise Mapping / IDEF0 Methodology
2.) Role-based Process Flow Diagrams / Rummler Brache Methodology
Contact Us if you'd like to re
Our Private Tier 2 for our core Business-To-Business (B2B) members is analogous to what business re-engineers call a "breakpoint" which is where business takes on a whole new level of potential. I personally think that it's akin to a supersonic jet breaking the sound barrier!
If you own a Cannabis + Hemp (C+H) business, work for one, partner with one, or want to join the workforce for one... then the Private Member Tier is for you. That's because the Private Tier is where 95% of all C+H val
Hello Members and Prospective Members, We are now building out fully functional portal environments for our Sponsors, Partners, Consultancies, Educators and a broad range of Special Interest Groups (SIGs), Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) virtual meet-ups and physical face-to-face meetings. There are also requests for Executive Think Tank portals, Industry Cluster communities of interest / practice (vertically-segmented industry trade groups and as well as our Merger & Acquisition (M&A) Pavilion
We are looking for Value Chain Practitioners who have a professional interest in our core practice and process areas of focus such as:
1.) Value Chain Management and Industry Benchmarking
2.) Value Chain Management (VCM) Knowledge Management
3.) Agile and Lean
3.) Theory of Constraints (TOC)
4.) Demand Pull / JIT
5.) Supply Chain Set-up, Management and Security
6.) Design Chain Set-up, Management and Security
7.) Value Chain Function Modeling (IDEF0)
8.) Value Chain Role-bas
Let's face it. If you have been an advocate of High Pressure Sodium (HPS) or Metal Halide (MH) lighting systems then you're well aware of the work that you put in, fine-tuning your lighting components to get the optimal efficiency and profitability out of your Grow Operation. Yet, no matter how good your harvests are, you realize that you don't have a perfect grow op solution because of the operating costs. Plus, your configuration is complex and the lights need more frequent replacement than yo
If you are an experienced artisanal Cannabis grower then you understand the value of Methods, Tools and Training to your Grow Operation (i.e. Grow Op). The reason being that you need to ensure that you're growing your staff's knowledge along with your own. We have a lot of experience with documenting processes and if you need any help on that let us know. We'd be glad to provide guidance.
When you need to get started in building your Grow Op's knowledge repository you may want to start
It is often helpful to remember how we classify plants so that we understand the hierarchy of classifications as well as the terms that support them. Consider the following info as a brief reference:
PLANT FAMILY: Cannabaceae
SPECIES: Cannabis Sativa L.
SUB-SPECIES: C.sativa, C.indica, C.ruderalis (Hardy, hemp-like varietal)
Harvested or Manufactured Products:
1. Fruit; Terpenes & Terpenoids (see Herbal Distillates below)
You have told us that one nagging problem that you run into on a day-to-day basis is dealing with people who ONLY see artisanal cultivation of Cannabis through the lens of "getting high". These are what we call "naysayers" and non-believers. They don't understand that the fruits of the Cannabis plant have many different properties which span the medicinal, recreational and a variety of other little-known markets. If you want to get their attention and concert them quickly into true believers on
Hi, my name is Digby. I am an Eastern Lowland Gorilla (Gorilla Beringei) and I am a lot older than I look. I am working hard to become a top artisan Cannabis grower by perfecting my processes and practices. I have had some good success, when I started out and I was happy as I had not taken any grow courses. But, I also had some "hard knocks" such as over-watering, not providing adequate lighting, not keeping records and a bunch of other things. I realize, now, that I need to dissect my methods
We have recently added our newest organizational segment here on Cannabis Connect with the addition of the Herbal Apothecary and Wellness Community (also known as Simples & Worts / 1782Farm.com)
Join us for the new PLANT POWER community found on our Public and Guest Tier is where we can all explore the worlds of plants and botanical subjects which fall outside of Cannabis and Hemp topics, but which are of significant importance to all... no matter what subject dimensions are covered
SII BLOG = Shared Industry Intelligence
Our three (3) sister organizations radically increase the "reach" across US states, Canadian Provinces and international countries, that you can achieve for your 2 most important assets.
The first asset that we're referring to is your Corporate Brand. The second is your Personal Brand. It's mission-critical to be thinking of both brand realms when you assess how Cannabis Connect can help you drive both, optimally. Let's look at some of the brand-
We have had a number of questions as to whether we would be willing to broaden our focus to cover a broader range of herbal wellness and more general herbalist types of subjects and topics. We thought about this and had a meeting where many ideas were shared. The result is that we would be glad to discuss any additional forum needs for...
1.) Communities of Interest (i.e. Herbal-related info, etc.)
2.) Communities of Practice
3.) Educators and Consultants
4.) Product Makers,
Access to Shared Industry Intelligence (SII) through Cannabis Connect™ is a huge reason that we created our platform.
Here's a list of the top benefits...
Tap into our market “grape-vine” or “G2”
Identify joint venture opportunities.
Make deals with VC’s and / or other strategic Value Chain partners.
Monitor ever-changing market conditions, price swings and other changes.
Take advantage of Cannabis Connect™ for launching and communicating sales campaigns o
We welcome our Members, friends, colleagues, partners and sponsors as well as, YOU, who may be interested in joining us!
Our Global Member Support Team is championing our Cannabis Connect Shared Industry Intelligence (SII) BLOG. We are representing American and North American viewpoints. We will be adding additional Founders from Canada and other countries who can represent all country viewpoints across the spectrum of Cannabis + Hemp value chains which stretch, quite literally, around the