Cracking Down On Compliance

Cannabis Law Report

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. MARGOLIN & LAWRENCE APRIL 30, 2019.

State restrictions on cannabis packaging worry producers

Cannabis Chronicles

Because of state regulations, the packaging for the company’s infused tinctures, topicals, capsules and other products contains no information claiming any therapeutic effects. Hull has never had a customer say the packaging on her company’s products are misleading, she said.

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Hoban Law Launch Cannabis Compliance and Regulation courses on Green Flower Media Platform

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Here are the Cannabis Compliance and Regulation courses launching on the Green Flower Media platform. . Advertising, Labeling, & Packaging – Garrett Graff, Esq. HLG Course Descriptions: Historical Perspectives – Garrett Graff, Esq.

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.

California Cannabis Agencies Drop New Packaging and Labeling Guidance

Canna Law Blog

On March 7, 2019 the California Department of Public Health (“CDPH”), which regulates cannabis manufacturers, dropped a new list of updated resources for packaging and labeling. Repackage using compliant packaging – Manufacturers can repackage cannabis products on their premises.

Update 7 March 2019: New Resources for Packaging and Labeling of Cannabis and Cannabis Products

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The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) regulations for cannabis, approved and adopted on January 16, 2019, clarified and updated the packaging and labeling requirements for all cannabis and cannabis products sold within California ( §40400-40417 ). Packaging and Labeling FAQs.

Meet the man budding to smash diabetes with cannabis therapy

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‘Make It Legal And Give Us Control’, Swiss Pharmacies Tell Government

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Cannabis should be classified as a medicinal product, she said, and therefore all active ingredients msu be displayed on the packaging. . “We Featured Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance Blog Michael Herzig Pharma-Suisse switzerland Zurich

California Issues Guidance to Cannabis Distributors

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

The recently released Distributor (Type 11) fact sheet addresses important issues faced by cannabis distributors such as transportation, packaging and labeling, testing, transfers and storage of cannabis goods. By: Robert Finkle, Senior Counsel.

Going green: States would get free hand under pot bill

Cannabis Chronicles

The proposal would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list, and remove federal criminal penalties for individuals and businesses acting in compliance with state marijuana laws. Oregon Sen.

Half-Baked: Edibles, Beverages and New Cannabis Products to Be Legalized and Regulated in 2019

Cannabis Law Report

The Regulations provide that a holder of a processing license cannot produce, package or store cannabis in the same building as non-cannabis food destined for public consumption. Packaging. The Regulations include specific packaging restrictions for the new classes of products.

Health Canada: Backgrounder: Final regulations on new cannabis products

Cannabis Law Report

Placing a limit of 10 mg on the amount of THC that can be in a package of edible cannabis. Requiring child-resistant and plain packaging for edible cannabis to lower the risk of accidental consumption and make packages less appealing to young persons. June 14, 2019.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 4/26/19


At the state level, Governor Doug Burgum of North Dakota signed a package of bills into law to expand the state’s medical cannabis access program. 333, to amend the state’s existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

Kight On Cannabis: USPS Publishes New Guidelines For Mailing Hemp & Hemp Products

Cannabis Law Report

he mailer retains records establishing compliance with such laws, including laboratory test results, licenses, or compliance reports, for no less than 2 years after the date of mailing. He works closely with clients to develop compliance strategies.

From DEA to Legal Cannabis: Charles Feldmann Weighs In


In 2009 as the regulatory framework began to shift in Colorado, Charles recognized the need for his niche expertise in assisting cannabis entrepreneurs to comply with strict regulatory compliance protocol. Please check here to find the right sponsorship package for your company.

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Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority announces legislative changes to program

Cannabis Law Report

“OMMA(Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority) has reinstituted a project management structure to ensure compliance and timely implementation of the changes,” said Tom Bates, Interim Commissioner of Health. Packaging/labeling – HB 2612 and HB 2601 add packaging and labeling requirements.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 5/10/19


Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 19-220, to amend the state’s existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations. House Bill 491 would regulate industrial hemp production in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

Risk & Reward: A Primer on Plant-Touching Cannabis Companies

Burns Levinson (Cannabusiness advisory)

fertilizer) and packaging, as well as providers of real estate, consulting, and legal services (like Burns ). While there is no federal standard, cannabis operators generally need to ensure compliance with stringent guidelines regarding security, waste removal, advertising and branding, and packaging, as examples. Not all cannabis-related companies are created equal.

CBD: New York Has A Zero Tolerance Approach

Cannabis Law Report

The city’s health code prohibits adding the cannabis-derived chemical to products, including in packaged foods. 1, establishments still selling the products – in packaged or unpackaged form – may see violations from the health department, according to the agency’s website.

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Canada’s National Budget. Borden Ladner Gervais – Overall Budget Report Includes Some Comments On Cannabis Sales & Excise Tax Measures

Cannabis Law Report

Cannabis excise duties are currently calculated either as a flat-rate tax, calculated based on a cannabis product’s weight/quantity at the time of packaging, or by an ad valorem rate, calculated based on the cannabis product’s sale price, whichever is greater.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/22


Lawmakers in Connecticut have introduced a package of bills specific legalizing and regulating the use and sale of marijuana by adults, and facilitating equity in the industry. Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! The U.S.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/29


Lawmakers in Connecticut have introduced a package of bills specific legalizing and regulating the use and sale of marijuana by adults and facilitating equity in the industry. Welcome to the latest edition of NORML’s Weekly Legislative Roundup! The U.S.

California Cannabis: Where Prop. 65 and Labeling Rules Meet

Canna Law Blog

Our California cannabis attorneys have been getting inundated with packaging and labeling review since each California cannabis licensing agency adopted its final rules in January 2019, and even before that when the rules were under consideration. 65 compliance may be necessary.

Canadian Licensed Producer Aphria Opens Dispensary in Jamaica


But establishing facilities and retail shops requires compliance, organization and security. WeedAdvisor facilitates these functions and more through its diverse packages of business solutions. Aimed at retailers, producers and government agencies, we provide easy and efficient services in areas like point-of-sale, inventory tracking, real-time data collection, record-keeping and compliance.

Weekly Legislative Roundup 3/15/18


Lawmakers in Connecticut have introduced a package of bills specific to legalizing and regulating the use and sale of marijuana by adults, and facilitating equity in the industry. Senate Bill 1353 seeks to amend the state’s existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations. Legislation is pending, Senate Bill 176, to amend the state’s existing industrial hemp law to be in compliance with the new federal hemp regulations.

California Cannabis Beverages Have Even More Labeling Requirements

Canna Law Blog

Earlier this year, I wrote about how the CDPH’s new rules were likely to create a mess in California and then how the California cannabis agencies sought to relieve some of the burdens on the industry by pushing back their expectations on compliance.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP: Canada: 2019 Canadian Federal Budget Commentary – Tax Initiatives

Cannabis Law Report

Duties on existing classes of legalized cannabis products are imposed at the time of packaging based on the quantity of material in the product or a percentage of the dutiable amount. Canada : 2019 Canadian Federal Budget Commentary – Tax Initiatives. Last Updated: April 1 2019.

Hemp-CBD Across State Lines: Florida

Canna Law Blog

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (“ 2018 Farm Bill ”) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp.

Now They’ve Succeeded In Oregon It’s Time To Introduce The Idea To DC, Here Comes The State Cannabis Commerce Act

Cannabis Law Report

Per the release distributed by Senator Wyden : Wyden and Blumenauer’s State Cannabis Commerce Act would make these existing protections permanent and expand them to include all cannabis producers and consumers in compliance with state law.

The Week in Cannabis: South Korea’s Cannabis Caution, Cultured Cannabinoids, & California’s New Rules

Marijuana Packaging

California’s New Packaging Rules and Regulations. The changes place the brunt of the responsibility for child resistance on dispensaries, giving manufacturers and producers until 2020 to get their packaging up to state compliance standards.

Record Keeping for Marijuana Businesses

Connor & Connor PLLC

Not only does it allow you to track your business’ progress and stay organized, it also helps your business remain in compliance, as some records are required to be kept by law and can be subject to inspection by government officials. Other records that should be kept by your business include: transportation logs, maintenance/cleaning/sanitation logs, advertising approvals, packaging approvals, as well as a record of any inspections conducted at your business.

California Cannabis: Breaking Down the CDPH Permanent Regulations

Canna Law Blog

Now though, manufacturers need to ensure that, if a product container is separable from the outer-most packaging (e.g., We also now (finally) have specific labeling requirements for pre-roll and packaged flower that didn’t exist before outside of the statute, itself. Packaging.

Moosehead Breweries to Joint the Cannabis Drink Market


Moosehead may be a household name, but it has no weight when its name cannot appear on any of its packaging. Under the proposed regulations, words like “beer” and “wine” cannot be associated with the products, nor can alcohol brands be placed on the packages.

Article: The Effects of Big Data and Technology on the Marijuana Industry

Cannabis Law Report

The distribution process for marijuana products is different from one state to another, but it’s always complicated due to security and regulatory compliance concerns. Let’s take a closer look at five key ways big data and technology are directly impacting the industry. Source: [link].

CCT CET: Responsible Persons, “Collection & Remittance of Cannabis Excise Tax [“CET”] & Cannabis Cultivation Tax [“CCT”]

Cannabis Law Report

A licensed distributor may provide storage services to other licensees for only cannabis goods packaged as they will be sold at retail, cannabis accessories, and licensees’ branded merchandise or promotional materials. Packaging, and Labeling, and Rolling. (a)

What Patients Should Know about Medical Cannabis in the Workplace

Canabo Medical Clinic

This is in compliance with legislation in several provinces about keeping workplaces and other buildings smoke-free. Ask your employer if they’ll consider adding this coverage to your medical benefits package or making it an option for you and your co-workers. The Cannabis Act made recreational cannabis legal across all of Canada in October 2018. Ahead of legalization, many stakeholders reviewed their policies towards the use of cannabis.

“Budget 2019 clears the air on cannabis taxes” Says Canada Law Times

Cannabis Law Report

Firstly, she says, the budget changes the way excise tax is calculated now: the greater of either a flat rate tax based on a cannabis product’s weight or quantity in its packaging or a rate calculated based on the cannabis product’s sale price. The goal of the new rules, scheduled to take effect May 1, is to “simplify the excise duty calculation for specific cannabis products and ease compliance issues,” according to the budget plan.

ICYMI: The BCC Drops its Final Regulations

Canna Law Blog

Packaging and Labeling : A few weeks ago, I wrote about the packaging and labeling mess that was likely to ensue if the December proposed regulations became the final regulations.

Current CannTrust CEO is Certain that the Company Can Regain Health Canada’s Trust, but There Could Also Be Evidence of a Deeper Problem


In his interview, Macovitch expresses his company’s desire to act in good faith: “Certainly, we are very comfortable that we can separate ourselves from that which plagued us and brought us to where we are and [will] move forward with full compliance with Health Canada and give them the comfort that we are absolutely rehabilitated.”. One final example comes from a former packaging technician from Vaughn: “There’s [sic] a lot of instructions from different bosses.

Tuesday 26 February – State By State Digest: Florida, Idaho Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon San Francisco

Cannabis Law Report

Lawmakers are making progress in negotiations over a sweeping package of legislation to legalize adult-use marijuana, expand the state’s medical program and overhaul the rules for expunging drug-related violations. FLORIDA. Marijuana Smoking Bill Rolls Along in Florida Senate.