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Is Ensuring Compliance with Cannabis Rules and Regulations Important for Tamping  Down on Illicit Markets?

Is Ensuring Compliance with Cannabis Rules and Regulations Important for Tamping Down on Illicit Markets?

The policies behind the rules and regulations that govern cannabis programs implemented at the state level often reflect past anti-cannabis biases and, perhaps erroneously, the belief that robust regulation is the only way to transition the industry from illicit-market activities to legitimate marketplace participation. Licensed cannabis operators want to believe that complying with state regulatory [...]

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Tri-State Cannabis Market – Growth and Related Regulatory Hurdles

Tri-State Cannabis Market – Growth and Related Regulatory Hurdles

California has received more than its fair share of attention from cannabis industry participants since launching its adult-use program in 2018. However, as California licensed operators struggle to operate in the state’s heavily regulated market that imposes crippling taxes while competing against illicit operators, industry insiders are starting to focus their sights on the tri-state [...]

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2022 Simplifya Cannabis Outlook

2022 Simplifya Cannabis Outlook

Working in the cannabis industry sometimes feels like a blur. It seems like just yesterday that states like Colorado and Washington voted to legalize recreational cannabis. Almost ten years later, the U.S. has a maturing nationwide cannabis industry that is experiencing consolidation in certain markets through mergers and acquisitions. This activity has created multi-state operators [...]

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An Overview of Marijuana Compliance Laws on the East Coast: State-by-State Highlights

An Overview of Marijuana Compliance Laws on the East Coast: State-by-State Highlights

California was the first state to legalize medical marijuana. The eastward spread of legalization has been a slow climb, but several states have found ways to implement laws that are friendlier to marijuana users if not legalized.  Currently, marijuana is legal for adult recreational use in 18 states as well as Washington, D.C. Medical marijuana […]

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Cannabis: Regulatory Compliance 101

Cannabis: Regulatory Compliance 101

Cannabis Regulatory Compliance in 2020 Staying on top of your state’s regulatory compliance is important for every licensed operator working in the cannabis industry; especially now, in the age of coronavirus when most states have layered even more stringent emergency regulations on the industry. Our regulatory affairs team recently put together a series of blogs [...]

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