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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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

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

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

Regulators reveal most common compliance issues, part 1

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Compliance issues are common in California’s newly regulated cannabis industry, which is no surprise given the complexity of the state’s regulatory landscape. Enforcement has been ramping up after the state’s emergency regulations went into effect on January 1, with regulators assailing unlicensed cannabis businesses and conducting inspections of those that … Read More

Enforcement on the rise in California

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Roughly two months after the adult-use cannabis market opened in California, regulators have started to ramp up enforcement and perform compliance checks across the state. Officials want to weed out California’s unlicensed cannabis companies. They certainly have their work cut out for them. The California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) … Read More

A simple way to estimate cost of compliance

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We hear a variety of objections that boil down to some form of “I’ll take my chances.” The statement implies that the cost of compliance with marijuana regulations is greater than the cost of non-compliance, but is that really true? The answer, of course, is that it depends. Cost of … Read More