Canada: Manager, Regulatory and Compliance

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We have years of data collected on legal cannabis users … Read More. The post Canada: Manager, Regulatory and Compliance first appeared on Cannabis Law Report. Namaste Technologies began as an international cannabis eCommerce company operating 32 sites in 20 countries.

Cracking Down On Compliance

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Operational compliance has become paramount to the success of many cannabis businesses following new state regulations that went into effect earlier this year. For others, non-compliance has been a great downfall. In recent months, a rapid number of compliance enforcement agencies have emerged at both the local and state level. Our firm offers full-coverage compliance counseling to licensed cannabis businesses. MARGOLIN & LAWRENCE APRIL 30, 2019.

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Why Marijuana Compliance is Important


One of the biggest advantages to legalization in Canada is the advantage of marijuana compliance. Despite the Canadian cannabis industry being in its infancy, marijuana compliance has already either failed to prevent defects (as was the case with Redecan) or was flatly ignored (the situation with Bonify). As advocates for legalization, it is important to remember why marijuana compliance is important. Marijuana Compliance Ensures Security.

Green Flower Starts Producing Educational Content On Legal Cannabis Compliance

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This is what they say… The Green Flower Cannabis Compliance & Regulations Certificate Program will familiarize you with the laws and regulations that govern the cannabis industry in the United States, so you’ll be able to keep your organization, your team, and yourself out of trouble as your business matures. You’ll Master Topics Essential To Success In Commercial Cannabis Compliance, Including: Protecting Intellectual Property. Legal Officer.

CannTrust affirms its commitment to regulatory compliance and restoring trust

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The post CannTrust affirms its commitment to regulatory compliance and restoring trust appeared first on Cannabis News | Lifestyle Tips | Expert Opinions | Stocks. Blog Business Cannabis Canada Cannabis Legalization CannTrust Featured Marijuana Legalization Marijuana News Press Releases cannabis canada canntrust canntrust investigationAs part of its Review of Operations, CannTrust reduces workforce and spend while preserving key talent.

The Regulator Crackdown Begins: Cannabis Compliance Failures

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In fact, according to Grand View Research, the global legal marijuana market is expected to reach $146.4 in particular, regulators are beginning to crack down on what has been the wild west of marijuana sales for the past two decades since the legalization of medical cannabis in California back in 1996. It’s time to get serious about compliance before it’s too late. The post The Regulator Crackdown Begins: Cannabis Compliance Failures appeared first on Medical Marijuana Blog.

Former Winston & Strawn Partner Joins Green Thumb As “interim chief legal and compliance officer”

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31 that it had hired Beth Burk as interim chief legal and compliance officer. She had most recently spent four years as global chief compliance officer at professional services firm Aon Corp., I am thrilled to join the GTI team and to lead the company’s best-in-class compliance and governance practices,” Burk said in a statement. Earlier this year, GTI promoted chief compliance counsel Dina Rollman to serve as senior vice president of regulatory and government affairs.

Deloitte expands cannabis practice with Cannabis Compliance Inc. acquisition

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Toronto, November 26, 2019 – Deloitte has acquired Mississauga-based Cannabis Compliance Inc. Specializing in licensing and compliance, CCI has become a trusted advisor to many Canadian cannabis business leaders. As the cannabis ecosystem continues to develop, businesses will become more complex, particularly in the area of regulatory and compliance in cannabis. Here’s the press release in full.

Bob Carp Cannabis Lawyer & Sector Legal & Compliance Publisher Disbarred From Massachusetts Bar

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The Gloucester Daily Times reports today that ……… An attorney who lists addresses in Gloucester and has headed up a law office in Newton specializing in legal marijuana issues has been disbarred from practicing within the state. The charges also noted that Carp misrepresented to two clients that legal administrative actions had been filed, when they had not, the summary notes.

Evergreen Medical Supply Penalized by Health Canada for Non-Compliance


Evergreen was caught off-guard during a surprise inspection, which led to a label of non-compliance in August. Not a Good Image for Legal Cannabis. . They said in a statement: “This enforcement action reinforces the importance of Health Canada’s inspections of cannabis licence holders to identify non-compliance and to protect the integrity of Canada’s legal cannabis production system.”.

3 Compliance Risks Cannabis Dispensary Owners Can Eliminate Right Now

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Legal cannabis in the U.S. Following the rules requires navigating a complex and ever-changing labyrinth of cannabis regulations, a daunting task even for the most seasoned compliance officers. For those that are fretting about the compliance status of their cannabis dispensary, here are three often overlooked mistakes that you can fix right now. For example, one of the easiest compliance mistakes a dispensary employee can make is improperly storing cannabis.

The Dangers and Consequences of Non-Compliance: WeedAdvisor’s Role in Prevention


How, in a country with the most restrictive legal cannabis regulations, can such blatant non-compliance occur? There is also the possibility of accidental non-compliance – although Canada is yet to see this happen. Once a country develops its own medical and/or recreational cannabis framework, it will not be difficult for new licensed producers and retailers to struggle with compliance. This is where WeedAdvisor’s compliance solutions make a difference.

Massachusetts Compliance & Training Program For Cannabis Companies (Nation’s First) Deemed A Success

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1 deadline to train managers and employees under a new compliance and safety program that is the first of its kind in the nation. The state’s Responsible Vendor Training Program is designed to support licensee compliance and enhance the safety of customers and employees. Seed-to-sale tracking compliance. MA’s Cannabis Industry Compliance Training. Recreational cannabis was legalized in 2016 for adults over the age of 21. MJ Biz reports.

Italy new parliamentary cannabis legalization intergroup announced

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Its primary objective is to set a schedule for the discussion of the 2016 citizens’ initiative for cannabis legalization. Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance BlogA new parliamentary intergroup was announced in Italy on October 24, 2019. In just a few hours, the group gathered more than 50 members. This initiative was supported by 60,000 signatures, and now a parliamentary debate is set to launch on the subject. The Business Deccan casts a business eye over the opportunity.

Study: Marijuana Retailers Not Selling to Underage Customers


Researchers reported, “Compliance with laws restricting stores to selling recreational marijuana to individuals 21 or older presenting a valid ID was high. ” They concluded: “The high compliance in this study suggests that recreational marijuana stores may not be selling directly to underage youth on premises very often. … There are several explanations for this high compliance. INDUSTRY Legalization age compliance dispensaries ID retailers

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Most Californians Want Legal Marijuana Shops, Despite Resistance from Municipalities


Despite having several years and a large market, California’s legal cannabis industry is struggling. Consequently, consumers are faced with the impact of overpriced cannabis and the inconvenience of having to travel long distances for legal marijuana. Even though the legal market proved to be a catastrophic failure (through no fault of its own), support for legalization has not been hit. Increasing access to legal marijuana in California is absolutely essential.

Press Release: LegitScript Announces New CBD e-Commerce Certification Program to Ensure Accountability, Regulatory Compliance

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LegitScript, the global leader in merchant and product certification and monitoring in the e-commerce and payment sectors, has launched a new certification program for legally compliant CBD products and websites. Starting today, US manufacturers and merchants can apply through LegitScript to certify CBD products and websites that are in compliance with USDA, FDA, FTC, and DEA regulations, as well as state-specific laws.

Dutch Horticultural Companies and Scientific Partners Form the Legal Cannabis Coalition

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A recent press release has announced the formation of a group called the Legal Cannabis Coalition (LLC), which consists of a dozen Dutch horticultural companies.… Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance Blog… Read More.

France – Article: “After the Covid-19 crisis, we must legalize cannabis, quickly! ” + Read Tabled Bill (pdf)

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Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance BlogFrench media outfit L’OBS report… Led by François-Michel Lambert MP for Bouches-du-Rhône, around sixty elected officials of all stripes (LREM, EELV, UDI, LFI, LR) and … Read More.

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Marijuana Officially Legal in Illinois


In May Illinois sent a marijuana legalization bill to Governor J.B. On June 25 th , Pritzker signed the bill, officially making Illinois the 11 th state to legalize cannabis, and only the second state to pull this off through its legislature, according to Vox. Other states passed legalization through ballot initiatives. But like any legalization law, Illinois has its own unique conditions and benefits. Personal growing will only be fully legal for medical use.

How Religious Groups Can Petition to Use Psychedelics Legally

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The DEA is evidently concerned that controlled substances could become diverted or sold unlawfully, and requires very particularized information and compliance with other similar DEA rules relative to the storage or transportation of a controlled substance.

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California: UCBA ( United Cannabis Business Association) 11 Sept 2019 Open Letter, “BRING WEEDMAPS INTO COMPLIANCE – ENFORCE AB 97” To Governor Gavin Newsom & Lori AjaxTo

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Every day that Weedmaps continues to advertise for unlicensed retailers they are putting consumers at risk and suppressing the growth and very existence of the legal market,” the letter stated. The unlicensed operators on Weedmaps do not pay taxes or the cost of compliance with local and state regulations, do not follow required worker or consumer protections and do not allow labor unions to organize workers, in turn allowing them to charge a fraction of the cost.

Luxembourg Planning to Legalize Cannabis


A government coalition formed by three parties – the Liberals, Social Democrats and Greens – decided to start the process of fully legalizing marijuana in Luxembourg, making it the first European country to do so. Luxembourg’s prohibition laws differ from its counterparts in the western hemisphere, as will the rules following legalization. Luxembourg already has a solid foundation for a legal framework. e-news cannabis Legalize Luxembourg Marijuana

Guest Article: The Legal Status of CBD Oil in Spain

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While in some countries cannabidiol is legal, it is illegal in other countries. There is a lot of constraints attached to the legal status of cannabidiol. In some European countries, cannabidiol can be used in medicines, but not for commercial sale, while in other countries, both commercial and medical use is legal, but growing them is considered illegal. The legal status of CBD oil in Spain. The legal status of import of CBD oil-based products in Spain.

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Portuguese Hemp Farmers Face Raids Due to Legal Confusion


While some mistake decriminalization for full legalization, in fact, it only refers to the way the law treats those found to be in possession of illegal substances. Just this past September, a legal grower had 300 outdoor plants confiscated.

Illinois Legalizes Marijuana


Pritzker campaigned on a pledge to legalize marijuana. Given his clear pro-legalization stance, Illinois will soon win the trophy as the 11 th state to legalize recreational marijuana. Pritzker had previously made it clear he would sign any legalization bill into law. The governor is no doubt referring to the economic opportunities associated with legalization, such as job creation and tax revenue. When it comes to pushing legalization, opposition is inevitable.

Netherlands ‘legal supply’ coffee shop trial to proceed from 2021

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Reforms to the Netherland’s opaque cannabis laws are finally underway after an agreement was struck on a four-year trial to provide cafes with a legal and regulated supply of product. From 2021, 10 areas will acquire a legal supply of top quality cannabis from regulated producers for their cafes, in a bid to reduce black market activity. The trial will run at 79 coffee shops, which will report back the success of being supplied by legal growers between 2021 and 2025.

Guest Post:The legal status of CBD Oil in Germany

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The legal status of CBD Oil in Germany. Due to the changing laws as you cross borders, the legality of CBD has been a rather complex issue. That being the case, we decided to give you a complete overview of CBD’s legality in Germany and its government. This article will tell you all you need to know in order to fully understand the legal status of CBD oil in Germany. The legal status of the CBD in Germany. You need to look at different areas of legality.

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Guest Post: The Legal Status of CBD Oil in Italy

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However, with each passing year, the legal status of cannabis and CBD products only gets murkier.” However, with each passing year, the legal status of cannabis and CBD products only gets murkier. Legal status medical cannabis in Italy. Legally speaking, hemp can be sold by any cultivator/supplier in stores and pharmacies in Italy. Today, CBD oil which contains 5%, 10% and 50% CBD concentration is legal for recreational consumption in Italy.

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The Netherlands and Cannabis: Legal Supply Chain Experiment Continues

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Given that cannabis remains federally illegal in the United States (despite the fact that more than a majority of states have some form of cannabis legal reform), we get pretty excited when we see other countries undertake legalization experiments at the federal level.

Vaping Epidemic Boosts the Case for Legalization


These incidents have boosted popular support to legalize and regulate marijuana. This is perfectly understandable, given that the prime suspect behind the epidemic – vitamin E acetate – was found in most illegal vape samples, but not legal ones. Unfortunately, marijuana’s status as a federally illegal drug limits regulation, placing it squarely on states who have legalized it. But surprisingly, even legal states are not as stringent as many of us think.

The Carbon Footprint of Legal Cannabis


The rapid growth of the global legal cannabis industry is often described as a “Green Rush,” yet many experts are concerned that this industry is not ‘green’. As more countries legalize cannabis production and the number of consumers explodes, the demand for grow sustainability is mounting. What is a carbon footprint of legal cannabis? Is legal cannabis sustainable? Unfortunately, the legal cannabis industry is producing a staggering amount of emissions.

History As UK Imports First Legal Bulk Cannabis Shipments

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In a development that would surely make Howard Marks (RIP) nod in approval, British medical cannabis start-up Grow Biotech, investors European Cannabis Holdings (ECH) and unlicensed medicine manufacturer IPS Specials announced on Friday that 800 grammes of medicinal cannabis was legally brought in from The Netherlands. The Canadian company, which is currently building out its UK operations, said the product was successfully dispensed from Canada under the UK’s new legal framework.

EU To Increase Permitted THC Levels In Legal Cannabis Products

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The European Union is set to increase the permitted THC levels in legal cannabis products from 0.2 Featured Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance BlogIf you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation. AUTHOR: Mark Taylor. PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT. percent to 0.3 percent. Lawmakers in the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development made the decision as part of a set of proposals for post-2020 reforms. The 0.3

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Federal Legalization – Then What?

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Federal Legalization – Then What? Let’s think through a couple of scenarios and have a peek at the landscape in a post-legalization world. The STATES Act passes in Congress, the President signs it and it becomes law which means that in the states where cannabis is legal : Banking system becomes available to cannabis businesses. Federal Legalization – Then What? Will Federal legal cannabis be treated as if it is a type prescription drug ?

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Pioneering legal pot states aim to ease rules on industry

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Since Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, eight others have joined them. California, Nevada, Oregon and Michigan are among the legal states that have taken a more permissive approach to out-of-state ownership and investment. SEATTLE — When Washington and Colorado launched their pioneering marijuana industries in the face of U.S. government prohibition, they imposed strict rules in hopes of keeping the U.S.

Delaware in the Process of Legalizing Marijuana


Cannabis legalization appears to be the new trend in 2019. With Illinois officially becoming the 11 th state to legalize marijuana, The Washington Post reports that Delaware is bent on taking the number 12 spot. The government wants to legalize marijuana in accordance with public opinion, while the usual groups oppose it – often based on long-debunked alarmist claims, while seemingly forgetting the existence of tobacco and alcohol.