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Coronavirus, Essential Businesses, and the Cannabis Industry

Coronavirus, Essential Businesses, and the Cannabis Industry

Last updated 4/06/20 Are dispensaries considered essential businesses during the coronavirus pandemic? During the current coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic, many government agencies have implemented stay-at-home or “Shelter in Place” orders, and are only allowing essential businesses to stay open. As part of those orders, some initially categorized cannabis and dispensaries as non-essential, but quickly reversed [...]

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Top 8 Compliance Tips for Cannabis Businesses

Top 8 Compliance Tips for Cannabis Businesses

Managing compliance for a business in a highly regulated industry, like cannabis, can seem overwhelming. You have to manage onerous requirements for recordkeeping, reporting, inventory tracking, testing, packaging and labeling, and security systems. The list goes on. You also have to verify that every employee of the company is following the rules, which frequently change. [...]

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

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

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 valid. Compliance costs are high, […]

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2019 Cannabis Industry Developments: Tracking Cannabis Bills Part 2

2019 Cannabis Industry Developments: Tracking Cannabis Bills Part 2

Welcome to my second cannabis industry developments of 2019! In the second legislative roundup of 2019 we’ll look at the most significant cannabis bills that have been introduced in the following states: Colorado, California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. Scroll down to see a summary, the current status (as of 4/11/2019), and […]

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