The Vaping Crisis: Why You Should Care if Your Product is Tested

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The vaping crisis isn't slowing down

Doing compliance work in the cannabis industry, we often hear people complain about the rules, regulations, regulatory bodies, and individual regulators governing the industry. “The costs are outrageous,” “these regulations make no sense,” “that Marijuana Enforcement Division Inspector is too strict,” the list goes on. And sometimes, these complaints are … Read More

Simplifya’s MED Rulemaking Wishlist

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MED rulemaking

As we’ve mentioned before, Colorado is about to usher in some big changes to its regulated cannabis industry. During the last legislative session, Colorado legislators passed bills that: Expanded the qualifying conditions for medical cannabis Legalized deliveries Legalized consumption lounges (also known as hospitality establishments) Took a stab at social … Read More

Simplifya’s 2019 Mid-Year Cannabis Roundup

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cannabis roundup

It might be hard to believe, but we’re already halfway through the year. So far, 2019 has been a big year for cannabis in the US. Keeping up with the constant change throughout the industry can be exhausting. That’s why I’ve compiled the most important and impactful developments from the … Read More

Tribes and Cannabis: Federalism is Messy

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tribes

Today’s “legal” cannabis industry grew out of the cracks in our federalist system (a system where other states or governments operate in addition to the federal government). In the US, we have state government powers and federal government powers. Sometimes they overlap; sometimes they conflict. Cannabis is only legal because … Read More

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

Regulators send message that compliance matters

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cannabis regulations

Knock Knock! Who’s There? Your Licensing Authority. State agencies across the country are revving up cannabis law enforcement efforts, and the number of businesses now bearing the hefty cost of non-compliance is growing as a result. In Different States In just the last month, administrative agencies in Massachusetts, California, and … 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