The FDA’s stance on hemp CBD

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Hemp CBD

The cannabis industry heralded the approval of recent legislation that legalized the growing of hemp and the marketing of products derived from it. Actually, to say industry proponents heralded hemp’s return to legality is likely an understatement. Based on the deluge of press releases that came pouring into my inbox … Read More

BCC Regulations: What Retailers Should Know!

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BCC regulations

You’ve read our blog about the new rules for California’s cannabis cultivators. Then you were rapt by our summary of California’s new cannabis manufacturing regulations. But we’re not done telling you about the new cannabis regulations in California yet! Those on the front line of the cannabis industry, retailers and distributors, have … Read More

Five things regulatory geeks should be thankful for this year

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cannabis nerds

It’s been another wild year in the cannabis industry for regulatory geeks. More states decided to create legal marijuana markets for their residents and there’s a growing appetite for the Federal government to change its views on cannabis. Federal clarification would be a welcome development, given the Justice Department’s about-face … Read More

Regulators keep on regulating

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Regulators are cracking down, are you ready for your inspection?

The BCC crackdown Listen, I get it. Telling someone you work with regulatory compliance isn’t going to make you the life of the party. But I promise you compliance can be exciting, especially when the regulators surprise you. Take this example: Last week, California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) swooped in … Read More