The Green Rush: Spawning jobs in industry while supporting secondary industriesby Digipath Labs Cannabis Data Company
All of us have been witnessing the Green Rush in United States, but most of us don’t know how it began. Cannabis prohibition initiated in United States in the late 1930s. Oregon was the first to liberalize cannabis laws through decriminalization but unfortunately it took another 20+ years before cannabis actually became legal. It was legalized in 1996 in California for medicinal use. It took another several years when Washington and Colorado legalize recreational marijuana in 2012.
Since then legislation has swept across the U.S. to 29 states by 2018, giving rise to the Green Rush. Just like the Gold Rush, it is also stimulating the economy, generating millions in tax revenue and spawning secondary cottage industries. It has given hope to several cannabis entrepreneurs, who never thought that it would become a reality one day! The industry is witnessing a boom after the legalization with massive momentum in secondary support industries.
For example, there are many companies that make modular cultivation units. These units are customizable with optimal control over environment factors for cultivation. Farm space can be hard to acquire, which can be immediately solved with these units. Units like those provided by CubeIT add control over elements like water, air and temperature, making the cultivation process quality consistent.
So not only are cannabis growing entrepreneurs benefiting from legalization, but also these secondary cottage industries. This is just an example but there are several linked industries which are participating in this Green Rush to earn maximum profit.
Cannabis is now a legal product but with that status growers and dispensaries are subject to government regulations. To ensure purity and consumer safety at large, not unlike the compliance by food or medical products by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Amid these challenging regulations, there are some industry leaders who are working hard to help companies adhere to these regulations so that their products are approved for sale.
In 2015, Todd Denkin saw sweeping legalization of marijuana. With the aim to provide pharmaceutical-grade analysis and testing to the cannabis industry, he formed Digipath, Inc and its subsidiary Digipath Labs., where he serves as CEO. The company is now one of the leading cannabis testing laboratories in Nevada.
According to Mr. Denkin, Digipath Labs not only uses FDA compliant equipment to ensure accurate testing of cannabis purity, the company also tests the potency of terpenes , CBD, and THC for thousands of professionally sold plants. It also checks for other kind of impurities which may be present in cannabis samples -- along with figuring out the quantities of major components of cannabis. This way the company prevents bad cannabis from reaching the market. This includes testing microbes for the following:
● Total Aerobic Bacteria (TAC)
● E. coli, Total Yeast & Mold (TYM)
● Coliform bacteria
● Pathogenic Salmonella spp
The testing also checks for heavy metals, plant sexing, pesticides and cannabis genotyping. The company recently received 3 Emerald Test Proficiency Badges for its stringent testing facility. This company is simply acting as a gatekeeper to ensure safe cannabis for all as they plan on expanding their services internationally.
As the Green Rush has spread across the United States, Colombia, and now taking off in Canada, we have seen an eruption of cannabis related jobs. The marketplace is now full of cannabis infused products. This growth is likely to escalate with more and more companies jumping into this challenging yet profitable industry. It is still a booming and expanding industry with massive scope and opportunities for the entrepreneurs and leaders!
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