Top Four Cannabis Compliance Tips For 420

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The high holiday of 420 is right around the corner, and with it comes a host of cannabis compliance issues your business needs to address to protect your license. Even if you’re usually on top of cannabis regulatory requirements, it’s easy to get distracted with all that’s going on this … Read More

The FDA’s stance on hemp CBD

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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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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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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

Your company needs SOPs ASAP

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What is the Deal with SOPs? Developing written Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) is critical for cannabis businesses. Operating procedures, in some jurisdictions, are even required as part of the application for a business license. Mandatory or not, they are a useful tool that companies can use to define various tasks. … Read More

Avoid those packaging and labeling blues

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Packaging and labeling rules got you down? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Our clients often tell us they’re having trouble making sense of these intricate regulations for the wide variety of cannabis products. Federal law further complicates matters, as entities growing, manufacturing, and dispensing cannabis and related products can’t simply … Read More