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  2. 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 world! Let us know if you'd like to become a founder. Once you have joined as a Founder we will send you our Cannabis + Hemp (C+H) Logo for the American, Canadian or International organization that you are a part of. All Members will also have access to our Value Chain Management educational content, Knowledge Management repositories and surveys. If you would like to provide BLOG or other digital content, please let us know, because our Member cohorts make up many constituencies. We want to make sure that we can all share BLOG content and express industry views, here, as a primary benefit of being a Member and a driving force behind our Member Mission, i.e. "Shared Industry Intelligence". The Name of our BLOG comes from these three aspects: Cannabis Connect is our platform which enables our Professionals' Networked Community. SII = Shared Industry Intelligence BLOG = Member views, guidance and content which encapsulates "insider knowledge". Because we focus on Value Chain Management practices and processes across Cannabis and Hemp organizations, we are naturally the ideal place to discuss Merger & Acquisition (M&A) news and industry events. Our Private Member Tier and our Founder Tier are where these M&A conversations take place. But more about that in a forthcoming BLOG. The bottom line: the value of our global organization is directly tied to the level of Shared Industry Intelligence (SII) so we encourage everyone to contribute, not once in a while, but actively and passionately. That's how we can help all of our Members to drive and mold the standards that guide our businesses toward Value Chain Gold which are, in essence, business profitability, work excellence and ecstatic customer experiences.
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    Our Global Member Network

    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 world! Let us know if you'd like to become a founder. Once you have joined as a Founder we will send you our Cannabis + Hemp (C+H) Logo for the American, Canadian or International organization that you are a part of. All Members will also have access to our Value Chain Management educational content, Knowledge Management repositories and surveys. If you would like to provide BLOG or other digital content, please let us know, because our Member cohorts make up many constituencies. We want to make sure that we can all share BLOG content and express industry views, here, as a primary benefit of being a Member and a driving force behind our Member Mission, i.e. "Shared Industry Intelligence". The Name of our BLOG comes from these three aspects: Cannabis Connect is our platform which enables our Professionals' Networked Community. SII = Shared Industry Intelligence BLOG = Member views, guidance and content which encapsulates "insider knowledge". Because we focus on Value Chain Management practices and processes across Cannabis and Hemp organizations, we are naturally the ideal place to discuss Merger & Acquisition (M&A) news and industry events. Our Private Member Tier and our Founder Tier are where these M&A conversations take place. But more about that in a forthcoming BLOG. The bottom line: the value of our global organization is directly tied to the level of Shared Industry Intelligence (SII) so we encourage everyone to contribute, not once in a while, but actively and passionately. That's how we can help all of our Members to drive and mold the standards that guide our businesses toward Value Chain Gold which are, in essence, business profitability, work excellence and ecstatic customer experiences.
  4. We recommend that all Members leverage our Cannabis + Hemp (C+H) Value Chain Management methodology which are founded on lean principles and practices. Our 5-Step C+H Process lays out the key concepts below which come from Partner organizations such as The GEMBA Academy and The Lean Way. We thank them for their contributions to our International, American and Canadian Cannabis and Hemp Value Chain organizations. Here's a brief overview of each of the 5 steps: 1. Define Value To better understand the first principle of defining customer value, it is important to understand what value is. Value is what the customer is willing to pay for. It is paramount to discover the actual or latent needs of the customer. Sometimes customers may not know what they want or are unable to articulate it. This is especially common when it comes to novel products or technologies. There are many techniques such as interviews, surveys, demographic information, and web analytics that can help you decipher and discover what customers find valuable. By using these qualitative and quantitative techniques you can uncover what customers want, how they want the product or service to be delivered, and the price that they afford. 2. Map the Value Stream The second Lean principle is identifying and mapping the value stream. In this step, the goal is to use the customer’s value as a reference point and identify all the activities that contribute to these values. Activities that do not add value to the end customer are considered waste. The waste can be broken into two categories: non-valued added but necessary and non-value & unnecessary. The latter is pure waste and should be eliminated while the former should be reduced as much as possible. By reducing and eliminating unnecessary processes or steps, you can ensure that customers are getting exactly what they want while at the same time reducing the cost of producing that product or service. 3. Create Flow After removing the wastes from the value stream, the following action is to ensure that the flow of the remaining steps run smoothly without interruptions or delays. Some strategies for ensuring that value-adding activities flow smoothly include: breaking down steps, reconfiguring the production steps, leveling out the workload, creating cross-functional departments, and training employees to be multi-skilled and adaptive. 4. Establish Pull Inventory is considered one of the biggest wastes in any production system. The goal of a pull-based system is to limit inventory and work in process (WIP) items while ensuring that the requisite materials and information are available for a smooth flow of work. In other words, a pull-based system allows for Just-in-time delivery and manufacturing where products are created at the time that they are needed and in just the quantities needed. Pull-based systems are always created from the needs of the end customers. By following the value stream and working backwards through the production system, you can ensure that the products produced will be able to satisfy the needs of customers. 5. Pursue Perfection Wastes are prevented through the achievement of the first four steps: 1) identifying value, 2) mapping value stream, 3) creating flow, and 4) adopting a pull system. However, the fifth step of pursuing perfection is the most important among them all. It makes Lean thinking and continuous process improvement a part of the organizational culture. Every employee should strive towards perfection while delivering products based on the customer needs. The company should be a learning organization and always find ways to get a little better each and every day.
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    Ducats & Alms

    Our Knowledge Management (KM) initiative is built into our Ducats & Alms gaming system. Feel free to download the attached .pdf file which explains all of the rules that we are implementing. As you will see this is quite a unique way to encourage Member contributions in knowledge management creation, identification and archiving. As you will see, Members accrue points which is called "Soft Gamification". "Hard Gamification" which we are moving towards, is the redemption of the points for real world prizes such as a $5 purchase card for a coffee or tea, or a dinner for two or a trip for two and every other conceivable prize that our Partners and Sponsors help us to provide. Let us know if you would like to explore another aspect which is the use of a crypto currency to power our Hard Gamification strategy: FaceBook Crypto Currency collective.
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    Decarboxylation

    *Total Potential THC = THCA x .87 + THC. When THCA converts to THC the acid molecule (carboxyl group) is released, reducing the total molecule weight by 13%. Thus, you can get the full potential THC with precision decarboxylation.
  7. Using the following chart as a rough guide to medical issues, have you experienced any wellness benefits from Hemp or CBD that might be useful for others to know about? Please be specific regarding your medical observations and recommendations. Disclaimer: The CHchains.org website contains information regarding suggested medical benefits of Cannabis and Hemp plant products and the chemical compounds that naturally occur within. However, this information should not be viewed as medical advice and should not be taken as such. Any information given regarding the medical efficiency of any products sold on CHchains.org are not made as medical claims and are solely stated as opinion. This includes any specific implied relationships of marijuana strains to medical conditions including, but not exclusive, to the list below. Any information given on this site that contains any such claims will be reproduced citing specific research from where this information was initially published and is not the opinion of the site directly but is only done so to provide academic information. It is not given as direct medical advice or proven findings on specific medical conditions. Any such information should only be used entirely at the users own risk and CHchains.org is in no way liable for the actions of any person as a result of visiting the website or reading this information. Although every care is taken by us, to ensure information is up to date, the nature of medical knowledge can change rapidly thus causing some content of this site to potentially become out of date or even erroneous. It is the responsibility of any visitor to the site to conduct their own research and should consult a fully trained medical professional before following any course of action. CHchains.org will not be held liable for any individual who acts outside the law of their own country or who purchases any product with a view to use it for any purpose other than informational. Please read our full site disclaimer for additional cautions. 1. Acne 2. ADD & ADHD 3. Addiction & Alcoholism 4. AIDS 5. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 6. Anorexia 7. Antibiotic Resistance 8. Anxiety 9. Arthritis 10. Asthma 11. Atherosclerosis 12. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 13. Autoimmune Diseases 14. Bipolar 15. Cancer 16. Colitis & Crohn's Disease 17. Depression 18. Diabetes 19. Endocrine Disorders 20. Epilepsy & Seizures 21. Fibromyalgia 22. Glaucoma 23. Heart Disease 24. Huntington's Disease (HD) 25. Inflammation 26. Inflammatory Bowel Disorder (IBD) 27. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 28. Kidney Disease 29. Liver Disease 30. Metabolic Syndrome 31. Migraines 32. Mood Disorders 33. Motion Sickness 34. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 35. Nausea 36. Neurodegeneration 37. Obesity 38. OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) 39. Osteoporosis/Bone Health 40. Pain 41. Parkinson's Disease 42. Prion Disease (Mad Cow) 43. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) 44. Rheumatism 45. Schizophrenia 46. Sickle Cell Anemia 47. Skin Conditions 48. Sleep Disorders 49. Spinal Cord Injuries 50. Stress 51. Stroke 52. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) 53. Wellness
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    Decarboxylation

    In your opinion, what methods and practices are best for conducting "decarboxylation" on Cannabis? The "decarb" process transforms the active ingredient of Cannabis, THC-A, into THC. There are a number of benefits which are highlighted here. Here's the definition of this technical term: Decarboxylation is a chemical reaction that removes a carboxyl group and releases carbon dioxide (CO2). Usually, decarboxylation refers to a reaction of carboxylic acids, removing a carbon atom from a carbon chain. The reverse process, which is the first chemical step in photosynthesis, is called carboxylation, the addition of CO2 to a compound.
  9. Using the following chart as a rough guide to medical issues, have you experienced any wellness benefits from Cannabis that might be useful for others to know about? Please be specific regarding your medical observations and recommendations. Disclaimer: The CHchains.org website contains information regarding suggested medical benefits of Cannabis and Hemp plant products and the chemical compounds that naturally occur within. However, this information should not be viewed as medical advice and should not be taken as such. Any information given regarding the medical efficiency of any products sold on CHchains.org are not made as medical claims and are solely stated as opinion. This includes any specific implied relationships of marijuana strains to medical conditions including, but not exclusive, to the list below. Any information given on this site that contains any such claims will be reproduced citing specific research from where this information was initially published and is not the opinion of the site directly but is only done so to provide academic information. It is not given as direct medical advice or proven findings on specific medical conditions. Any such information should only be used entirely at the users own risk and CHchains.org is in no way liable for the actions of any person as a result of visiting the website or reading this information. Although every care is taken by us, to ensure information is up to date, the nature of medical knowledge can change rapidly thus causing some content of this site to potentially become out of date or even erroneous. It is the responsibility of any visitor to the site to conduct their own research and should consult a fully trained medical professional before following any course of action. CHchains.org will not be held liable for any individual who acts outside the law of their own country or who purchases any product with a view to use it for any purpose other than informational. Please read our full site disclaimer for additional cautions. 1. Acne 2. ADD & ADHD 3. Addiction & Alcoholism 4. AIDS 5. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 6. Anorexia 7. Antibiotic Resistance 8. Anxiety 9. Arthritis 10. Asthma 11. Atherosclerosis 12. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 13. Autoimmune Diseases 14. Bipolar 15. Cancer 16. Colitis & Crohn's Disease 17. Depression 18. Diabetes 19. Endocrine Disorders 20. Epilepsy & Seizures 21. Fibromyalgia 22. Glaucoma 23. Heart Disease 24. Huntington's Disease (HD) 25. Inflammation 26. Inflammatory Bowel Disorder (IBD) 27. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 28. Kidney Disease 29. Liver Disease 30. Metabolic Syndrome 31. Migraines 32. Mood Disorders 33. Motion Sickness 34. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) 35. Nausea 36. Neurodegeneration 37. Obesity 38. OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) 39. Osteoporosis/Bone Health 40. Pain 41. Parkinson's Disease 42. Prion Disease (Mad Cow) 43. PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) 44. Rheumatism 45. Schizophrenia 46. Sickle Cell Anemia 47. Skin Conditions 48. Sleep Disorders 49. Spinal Cord Injuries 50. Stress 51. Stroke 52. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) 53. Wellness
  10. Cannabis & Hemp (C+H) Value Chain Excellence represents the hallmark of business management expertise and work management discipline which governs how we need to engineer, build, manage and sustain all legal C+H value chains around the world. We help our Members achieve process excellence in an exceedingly complex business environment. We help them to configure value chains with complete Control, Coordination, Communication and Collaboration (4 C) practices with all our C+H value chain partners no matter whether they are strategic partners, joint ventures, M&A, joint deals, etc. Our raid-paced and highly regulated business management processes are handled like any highly-regulated pharmaceutical enterprise. We employ advanced Lean Six Sigma practices and tools which help us deal with the value chain challenges which our Members face. We also leverage Kata scientific thinking and decision-making and the “Drum-Buffer-Robe” Theory of Constraints systems engineering approach made world-famous as a manufacturing strategy by Eliyahu Goldblatt. Our C+H Value Chains We all deal with a rapid work pace and short-cycle relays (i.e. the restarting of new Cannabis and Hemp plants from cloning or tissue culturing practices and related problems at each handoff / juncture for all our Cannabis and Hemp Value Chain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)… 1. Indoor / Outdoor Cultivation 2. Clean Room Processing 3. CPG Packaging and Branding 4. Medicinal and Recreational Sales Dispensary 5. Customer Experience Management and Oversight Why are C+H value chains are so challenging? Multiple manufacturing production “feeds & speeds” Our Cannabis and Hemp value chains are so challenging because of the variety of product strategies which are needed to optimize the production based on these methods: “Ship-To-Stock” – A commonly employed production strategy used by Cannabis & Hemp cultivators to maximize stock. “Engineer-To-Order” - A commonly employed production strategy used by Cannabis & Hemp processors to assess their market and product requirements as early in the design process as possible in order to provide product and services for Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPGs) Stock-Keeping Units (SKUs) to surprise and delight the customer. “Configure-To-Order” - A commonly employed production strategy used by Cannabis & Hemp product design laboratories and processors They assess their market requirements as early in the design process as possible in order to provide product and services for Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPGs) Stock-Keeping Units (SKUs) which are capable of surprising and delighting the customer. “Make-To-Order” - A commonly employed production strategy used by Cannabis & Hemp processors (for both medicinal and recreational market channels) to minimize excess inventory for branded Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPGs) and Stock-Keeping Units (SKUs) held as inventory. “Demand Pull” - A commonly employed production strategy used by Cannabis & Hemp retail sales dispensaries (for both medicinal and recreational market channels) to minimize excess inventory for branded Consumer-Packaged Goods (CPGs) and Stock-Keeping Units (SKUs). Multiple Service Dimensions Need to Be Optimized We use the well-proven five (5) Service Quality dimensions of the SERVQUAL “Rater” methodology to assess our Cannabis and Hemp operations against these business objectives: 1. Responsiveness 2. Assurance 3. Tangibles 4. Empathy 5. Reliability Applying the Principles The five Lean principles provide a framework for creating an efficient and effective organization. Lean allows managers to discover inefficiencies in their organization and deliver better value to customers. The principles encourage creating better flow in work processes and developing a continuous improvement culture. By practicing all 5 principles, an organization can remain competitive, increase the value delivered to the customers, decrease the cost of doing business, and increase their profitability. These are covered in our Member Tier educational content which is a feature of each Member Tier.
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    Welcome!

    Welcome to your new Invision Community! Congratulations on your purchase of our software and setting up your community. Please take some time and read through the Getting Started Guide and Administrator Documentation. The Getting Started Guide will walk you through some of the necessary steps to setting up an IP.Board and starting your community. The Administrator Documentation takes you through the details of the capabilities of IP.Board. You can remove this message, topic, forum or even category at any time. Go to the documentation now...
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