Simplifya Meets MED Directors Burack and Mendiola

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Jim Burack and Dominique Mendiola

At Simplifya, we like to get as much face-to-face time as possible with other members of the cannabis industry. On any given night, you can find our team attending rule-making hearings, trade shows, and networking events like Tuesday night’s CannaGather event featuring Marijuana Enforcement Division Director Jim Burack and Deputy … Read More

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

Tribes and Cannabis: Federalism is Messy

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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

Regulators send message that compliance matters

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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

Colorado’s top cannabis regulator reveals his insight into the industry

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Link to full interview here — In order to be successful, cannabis companies must traverse a patchwork of state and local regulations while also remaining competitive in a steadily growing marketplace. They frequently have to make complex business decisions, often aimed at achieving compliance while minimizing disruption to their optimal operating … 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

Improving the readability of our audit content

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We recently executed “Operation Easy Read” with the goal of improving the readability of our audit content. “Not written in layperson terms” and “too much legal jargon” were consistent pieces of feedback. We took it upon ourselves to review every question and action item. We forced ourselves to find shorter … Read More