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.

Why Marijuana Compliance is Important

WeedAdvisor

One of the biggest advantages to legalization in Canada is the advantage of marijuana compliance. Even consumers have to comply with certain safety laws. 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.

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

Cannabis Law Report

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.

Are You Compliant? A Guide to California’s Cannabis Product Packaging Rules for 2018

Marijuana Packaging

Last week, we spoke about the importance of child resistant packaging to California’s regulations for cannabis packaging. The Importance of Child-Resistant Marijuana Packaging. Child-resistant packaging is the centerpiece of California’s cannabis regulations and rightfully so.

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.

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority announces legislative changes to program

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“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 3/29

NORML

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 3/22

NORML

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. Update: SB 5605 is scheduled for a hearing in the House Committee on Public Safety on 3/25 at 1:30pm.

Top Five Hemp Purchase Order Terms

Canna Law Blog

The seller should attach to each delivery a copy of a certificate of analysis (“COA”) from a licensed third-party lab that show compliance with this testing requirement. 3. Packaging & Labeling.

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.

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.

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California Cannabis: Breaking Down the CDPH Permanent Regulations

Canna Law Blog

This post will cover the main changes (in our opinion) regarding the California Department of Public Health Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch’s (“CDPH-MCSB”) permanent regs. Packaging.

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.

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. Observing safety protocols should be one of your top priorities. 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.

Cannabis Company CEO Warns of Health Risks if Europe Does Not Regulate CBD Products

WeedAdvisor

With no system of accountability in place, Duclos explains that there is no guarantee consumers are getting what they pay for: “Europe’s leading cannabis labs report that a large number of companies place products in the market with less CBD than they state on their packaging. When that time comes, a lot of businesses will need to watch their compliance.

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.

Proposition 65: Yet Another Challenge for California Cannabis Businesses to Bend Their Minds Around

The Blunt Truth

Neither the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), nor its implementing regulations, reference or suggest that cannabis growers or retailers are subject to Proposition 65. To avoid becoming a target for enforcement, prospective and licensed cannabis businesses should add Proposition 65 to their legal and regulatory compliance checklist.

Washington: WSLCB Publish Their 2019 Cannabis Topics & Trends Alerts

Cannabis Law Report

1, 2020 Effective Date for All Marijuana Products, Packaging and Labeling. 1, 2020 Effective Date for All Marijuana Products, Packaging and Labeling. On January 9, 2019 the Board approved a motion to make the effective date for all marijuana product, packaging and labeling requirements Jan 1, 2020. You can read more about product packaging and labeling requirements on the Understanding Board Interim Policies for Packaging and Labeling section of the LCB website.

CannTrust Expects Significant Q1 Earnings

WeedAdvisor

Entering the recreational arena presented a slew of regulatory hurdles and compliance requirements, which all cost a great deal of money. These include tracking, safety, efficiency and compliance – to name a few.

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)

MediPharm Labs Enters into Agreements with Australian Licensed Producer & Forms Multiple Cannabis Supply Partnerships to Advance Australian Market Leadership

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We are dedicated to making our compliance regimen second-to-none in Australia just as it is in Canada,” said Mr. McCutcheon. Construction of New Melbourne-area Extraction Facility on Schedule. Further Strengthens Australian Leadership Team.

Unfair Marketing Restrictions Are Stunting the Growth of Cannabis Brands

Cannabis Law Report

Smaller platforms, unwilling to take the risk of an added compliance burden, follow their lead. Companies are often severely limited in what they say on their packaging (and those restrictions vary by state). Harris Damashek. GUEST WRITER. Chief Marketing Officer at Acreage Holdings.

The Top 5 Most Dangerous Cannabis Contracts in California

Canna Law Blog

In fact, after a few years and with the exception of competitive licensing regimes, state licensing slows down and is usually taken in-house by cannabis companies that formulate compliance teams.

Alcohol and Marijuana Companies Unhappy with Current Regulations

WeedAdvisor

But branding limitations also can leave customers lost in a sea of plain packaging with no way to infer which product is better. Our government simply wants to ensure safety and avoid youth access, but there is such a thing as being too safe. In the meantime, WeedAdvisor will continue to offer its support in the way of business and compliance solutions to all branches of the industry.

Green Light Law Updates Latest From Oregon’s OLCC

Cannabis Law Report

The featured speakers included, Danica Hibpshman, OLCC Director of Licensing, Madeleine Cane, OLCC Marijuana Program Coordinator, Anthony Geltosky, OLCC’s only Packaging and Labeling Specialist, Sunny Summers, ODA Hemp Policy Coordinator, Marry Anne Cooper, Oregon Farm Bureau and Ken Helm, State Representative. OLCC will be enforcing non-compliance with changes in ownership structure that are not pre-approved. Here’s Brads’ report which can be found at source at. link].

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Manzuri Law Blog Post: The Cannabis Advisory Committee: Going from Puppeteering to Action

Cannabis Law Report

An-Chi Tsou is the principal at Tsou Consulting, LLC, specializing in state and local regulatory and legislative compliance, guidance, and advocacy. BLOG POST. Authored By: An-Chi Tsou.

OR: OLCC “2019 Recreational Marijuana Supply and Demand Legislative Report” & Statement

Cannabis Law Report

Each legislative modification to Oregon’s regulated cannabis system has attempted to improve the industry’s economic stability by removing barriers to entering the market while at the same time enhancing regulatory compliance to address public safety concerns while withstanding federal scrutiny.

How Risk Management Can Make Marijuana Businesses Bulletproof

Cannabis Law Report

Although people are a Marijuana Related Business’ most valuable asset, and their welfare is the first priority, even the most safety-conscious businesses experience job-related injuries costing thousands in medical expenses and lost productivity.

How Risk Management Can Make Marijuana Businesses Bulletproof (or at Least Bullet Resistant)

Cannabis Law Report

Although people are a Marijuana Related Business’ most valuable asset, and their welfare is the first priority, even the most safety-conscious businesses experience job-related injuries costing thousands in medical expenses and lost productivity. Steve Schain. GUEST WRITER.

You can now get a license to grow and sell cannabis from the state of California

Meadow

And then another question of okay, so you’re a retailer, you’ve got flour in your inventory, what are you going to do with it if it’s not packaged? And so as most retailers do currently, they package it themselves, they’re going to be able to do that with what’s in their inventory currently.

Article – Reed Smith: UK: Cannabis In The UK – A Regulatory Environment In Transition?

Cannabis Law Report

The Regulations set out how controlled drugs can be used legally for legitimate purposes and the various restrictions on import, export, production, possession and supply that apply, as well as the different labelling, record-keeping, destruction and safety requirements that are applicable based on the schedule to the Regulations that governs the controlled drug. 19 August 2019. Authors – Carolyn E. Pepper and Jess Parry.

USA End of Week Round Up: Federal, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah

Cannabis Law Report

Now that state lawmakers have approved medical cannabis “edibles” such as cookies and brownies, state regulators are beginning this month to write the complicated rules for making sure the baked medications deliver consistent doses to patients in child-resistant packaging. FEDERAL.

The Nevada Independent Provides A Great Review Of All Current Legislation

Cannabis Law Report

Steve Sisolak ’s office creating a Cannabis Compliance Board — an agency modeled after Nevada’s “gold standard” gambling regulatory scheme. Once the Cannabis Compliance Board is in place, it may be less common to see so many divergent pieces of marijuana legislation.

Meadowlands: California’s Cannabis Supply Chain Panel

Meadow

We believe in lowering the cost of compliance through free-flowing and accurate information. I think bleach kills more people than this and we don’t put any safety labels on that.

California: Which Set of Books?

Cannabis Law Report

The original hard copy books and records may be destroyed provided that the electronic storage system has been tested to establish that the hard copy books and records are being reproduced in compliance with IRS requirements for an electronic storage system and procedures.

California: Cannabis Regulatory Agency Representation – Qualifications of A Representative.

Cannabis Law Report

These three agencies are: Bureau of Cannabis Control “BCC” [Retail, Retail-Delivery, Distribution – Packaging], California Dept. of Public Health “CDPH” Manufactured Cannabis Safety Board “MCSB” – [Manufacturing, Processing, Extraction], California Dept.

Formation and Set Up of Cannabis Industry Business

Cannabis Law Report

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