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

The Evolution of Simplifya’s Colorado SOP Bundle

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Colorado SOP Bundle

Last year, Simplifya’s Colorado SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) bundle consisted of 35 templates that covered important subjects related to cannabis operations. We called this the “generic bundle” because, with the exception of California, the same 35 templates were used for other states. It was a way to quickly create coverage … Read More

Simplifya’s 2019 Mid-Year Cannabis Roundup

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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

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

Updated SOP templates now available for Colorado

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cannabis SOPs

What better way to start your new year than by using SOP templates that comply with Colorado’s new marijuana rules? While most of us were sipping champagne and celebrating the New Year, Colorado’s updated marijuana rules went into effect. In a recent blog post, we pointed out the most significant … Read More