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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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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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Simplifya Aligns with NCRMA as an Exclusive Service Partner to Cannabis Industry Operators

Simplifya Aligns with NCRMA as an Exclusive Service Partner to Cannabis Industry Operators

Denver, COLORADO -- April 28, 2021 --  Simplifya, the leading provider of regulatory and operational compliance software for the cannabis industry, is proud to announce that it has joined forces with the National Cannabis Risk Management Association (NCRMA) as an exclusive service partner for NCRMA’s members.  Simplifya and NCRMA recognize the value compliance and risk [...]

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The Three-Two-ification of Cannabis: Does the Industry Need Potency Caps?

The Three-Two-ification of Cannabis: Does the Industry Need Potency Caps?

Back in 2012, when Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational/adult-use marijuana, we typically summarized the proposal with a pithy suggestion-- “just regulate marijuana like alcohol.” It didn’t quite shake out that way, because marijuana is decidedly not alcohol, but the argument by analogy certainly convinced voters to approve cannabis reforms in a number [...]

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