Cannabis Company Basics: Compliance is Key

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The inevitability of enforcement actions, civil penalties, loss of licensure, and even potentially criminal liability (depending on the nature of the violation) mean that cannabis businesses must get in the mindset of compliance.

German Company Recalls Hemp Food Oil After Warning By Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety

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CBD Companies Failing On Compliance, Disclosure And Product Safety, New Report Finds

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LegitScript reviewed hundreds of CBD websites for regulatory compliance, tested dozens of products for potency and safety, and investigated financial activity behind the transactions. 98% of surveyed CBD merchants were operating out of compliance. The Online CBD Industry Unmasked. Hard Truths About Today’s CBD Products, Websites, and Financial Activity. Potency Gaps, Carcinogens, High Heavy Metal Levels —. LegitScript Study Reveals Even More.

UK Food Authority Clarifies CBD Compliance

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Executive Summary The UK’s Food Safety Authority responds to questions from industry about its new CBD compliance rules. Information behind paywall at [link] … Read More. One-Hit Wonders

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. Cannabis businesses must also comply with local Fire Department safety codes which also vary by jurisdiction.

Why Marijuana Compliance is Important

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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.

Cannabis Standards Rely on Transparency, Compliance and Collaboration

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This “zero recall” standard, the team said, was attributed to the fact that their cannabis product standards with regard to food safety and health was high and involved documentation of over 100 pages. . o Respondent checks: Age gates are in place to ensure compliance, and if underaged, then medical licenses must be checked. Authored By: Arundati Dandapani.

National Safety Council Endorses Zero Tolerance Prohibition on Cannabis/Marijuana for Safety-Sensitive Employees

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The National Safety Council released a policy statement endorsing employer zero-tolerance policies for cannabis use for employees who work in safety-sensitive positions, explaining that no level of cannabis is safe. The National Safety Council (NSC), a respected national body of safety professionals, released a policy statement on October 21, 2019 addressing cannabis issues. The NSC further cites an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study that found a 5.2%

Evergreen Medical Supply Penalized by Health Canada for Non-Compliance

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Evergreen was caught off-guard during a surprise inspection, which led to a label of non-compliance in August. Health Canada’s findings led to major concerns about the legitimacy of the product and its overall safety for consumption. s licenses to protect public health and safety, including preventing cannabis from being diverted to the illegal market, as a result of noncompliance with certain provisions of the Cannabis Act and Cannabis Regulations.”.

CannTrust to Destroy Millions in Cannabis Products as it Struggles to Regain Compliance

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WeedAdvisor’s Compliance Solutions. . Out of all the errors producers, distributors or retailers can make, non-compliance is arguable one of the most egregious. WeedAdvisor understands the critical balance required to ensure compliance, which is why one of our many business solutions include key functions like inventory tracking, real-time data, safety monitoring, reporting and more.

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. MJ Biz reports. It was down to the wire for some Massachusetts marijuana companies to meet a Jan.

Spain’s Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition (AECOSAN) Follows EIHA’s Lead

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The Spanish Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition (AECOSAN) has struck a blow against hemp food producers in their ongoing efforts to clear a path for hemp extracts in food across Europe. 20 in the EC’s Novel Food Catalogue, could put a crushing burden on European hemp food producers because novel foods undergo a more strict and costly compliance regime than other foods. The Catalogue is essentially a food safety mechanism. Here’s the report in full.

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

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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. LegitScript is best known for providing monitoring and certification services for the world’s leading search engines, e-commerce platforms, and payment networks, as well as various drug safety regulators.

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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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. Put simply, these retailers, that are allowed easy access to the public through Weedmaps, profit without contributing to California while risking the health and safety of our state’s residents.”.

EU countries flagged CBD 114 times in food-alert system since start of last year Says Hemp Industry Daily Report

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Authorities across Europe have listed 114 products containing CBD in the European Union’s food-safety alert system since the start of last year, with data indicating … Read More. Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance Blog

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Department of Transportation Cautions Employers About CBD Use By Regulated Workers

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Indeed, on February 18, 2020, the United States Department of Transportation published a bulletin addressing “ DOT Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance Notice ,” which follows previous notices it had released regarding its position on medical marijuana. We have had inquiries about whether the Department of Transportation-regulated safety-sensitive employees can use CBD products. Employment Law cbd department of transportation safety sensitive workers THC

CannTrust Provides Plan to Become Compliant by Early 2020

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After months of investigation and internal changes, CannTrust submitted a remediation plan to Health Canada, aiming to meet all compliance requirements in the coming months. has submitted a remediation plan to Health Canada as part of its efforts to regain the regulator’s trust and return to compliance. From what we can glean, the plan is highly focused on efficiency, compliance, facility enhancements and training – all of which were lacking prior to CannTrust’s suspension.

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‘Too costly, not enough evidence it works’, says UK in blow to cannabis campaigners

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However, health professionals have been reluctant to prescribe cannabis-based medicines in the UK because of the lack of clinical trial evidence of its benefits and safety. This would answer questions about safety and efficacy, they said. Featured Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance Blog NHS NICE sativex ukIf you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation. AUTHOR: Mark Taylor. PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT.

Guest Post: Denmark’s pilot pharma trial attracts first-movers

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Pharma-grade cannabis is scarce in the world and Denmark has quickly stepped in to fill the niche, cultivating to EU GACP standards, adhering to patient safety, retailing in pharmacies, tracking every medical cannabis prescription, and making patient access affordable. Denmark’s pilot pharma trial attracts first-movers. By Arundati Dandapani. Europe is open for business, and Denmark wants to be the first-mover.

France seeks patients for medicinal cannabis trial

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The two-year experiment is being overseen by the French Agency for Drug Safety (ANSM), which drew up a 13-name committee to explore the possibilities of reform in one of Europe’s largest markets in December 2018. Featured Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance Blog FranceIf you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation. AUTHOR: Mark Taylor. PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT.

Italy: MINISTRY OF HEALTH DECREE – Definition of maximum levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in food

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the European Food Safety Authority and establishes procedures in the. food safety; Having regard to Regulation (EC) no. check compliance with feed and food regulations. use in the areas of human nutrition; Having regard to the opinion of EFSA (European Safety Authority. food): «Scientific Opinion on the safety of hemp (Cannabis. 242; Given the decree of the general manager for hygiene and safety. Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance Blog

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UK rules CBD is novel food, sets one year deadline for regulatory approval

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The authorisation process ensures novel foods meet legal standards, including on safety and content. Robert Sidebottom, director of the Hemp and CBD Expo and a leader in the industry added while the statement had been a long time coming, consumer safety statement from the FSA was a long-time coming, regardless of the views on CBD and novel foods, consumer safety is paramount. “It Featured Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance Blog cbd Novel foods uk

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CBD Ban: Brits Take Up Fight And Send Lawyers To Brussels

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London law firm Mackrell Turner Garrett, together with a leading food and trading standards barrister, were instructed by the Cannabis Trades Association UK (CTA) to make representations to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Cannabis Law News 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.

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UK softens import restrictions on medicinal cannabis

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We need more research into the quality and safety of these medicines, and to do all we can to cut down the costs and remove barriers so that, when appropriate, patients can access it, including on the NHS.”. Featured Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance Blog medicinal cannabis ukThe UK government has eased import restrictions on medicinal cannabis, but has admitted it needs to do much more to improve access for patients.

Bulgaria becomes first EU state to authorise free sale of CBD

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Kannaway, a subsidiary of Medical Marijuana Inc, said it has been issued with a Free Sale Certificate to produce hemp-derived CBD products from Bulgaria’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, and the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency. Featured Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance Blog United Kingdom bulgaria cbd kannawayIf you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation. AUTHOR: Mark Taylor. PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT.

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Guest Article: The Legal Status of CBD Oil in Spain

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Several shops in Spain were raided, and CBD oil-based products were confiscated as AECOSAN, Spain’s food and safety authority, had updated its legislation that prohibited the sale and distribution of products containing CBD sold as food supplements. Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance BlogAuthor: Brian Cusack . Different countries have different laws. In fact, some laws change from one state to another.

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Never Mind The Botanists, Here’s Canopy In The UK

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There is significant real-world and clinical evidence supporting the safety and effectiveness of cannabis-based medicinal products,” said said Dr. Mark Ware, chief medical officer at Canopy. Featured Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance Blog canopy canopy growth Carly Barton poland uk UK Home OfficeIf you wish to republish this story please do so with following accreditation. AUTHOR: MARK TAYLOR. PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT.

UK’s First Ever Medicinal Cannabis and Cannabinoids Trade Show to Convene 12th-13th July, ExCeL, London 

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The Trade Show will feature eighty hand selected companies that have met the Exhibitions strict participation criteria, an independent laboratory test of Cannabinoid content, full unique terpene profile and important safety testing for microbiological contamination, heavy metals and pesticides, as well as reputational and ethical criteria. Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance Blog

Belgium steps up medicinal cannabis plans with new government bureau

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The Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain, responsible for food stuffs sold in Belgium, does not have oversight of CBD oils, which can be added to food and drinks, if they are explicitly labeled as not for consuming. Featured Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance Blog Belgian Cannabisbureau Cannabis Social Club Brussels European UnionIf you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation. AUTHOR: Mark Taylor. PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT.

Are UK Regulators About To Pounce On The UK CBD Industry

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The Novel Food process is foundation for creating products that people can be reassured are, of the correct quality and safety; at the moment there is not a credible path for a sustainable industry that bypasses that.”. A spokesperson for the FSA said: “CBD extracts are considered Novel Foods under food law and we expect companies to comply with the Novel Foods process, which includes submitting safety information about their products. Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance Blog

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Swiss Plan To Let 5,000 Citizens Use Cannabis In Major Medical Trial

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Lawmakers backed scientific studies into the impact of cannabis on public health and safety, ahead of potential regulation, however any rule change is unlikely to occur in the next decade unless fast-tracked. Featured Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance Blog European Commission European Union switzerlandSwitzerland’s government will allow 5,000 citizens to use cannabis legally, as part of a country-wide clinical trial.

GW’s Cannabis-Based Epilepsy Drug Set For European Approval

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We are excited by the potential to bring patients and physicians a rigorously tested and evaluated cannabis-based medicine with a documented safety and efficacy profile, manufactured to the highest standards and approved by a medicines regulator.”. Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance BlogHere are the takeaways ( Source Fitch). Following an encouraging initial US launch, GW Pharmaceuticals’s cannabidiol oral solution is also set to achieve European approval later in 2019.

CBD Oil Setback In Europe As Brussels Reclassifies Cannabis Derivative To Ban Sale

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The European Food Safety Authority said the substance must undergo further testing before it is approved, a process which could take two years. England’s Health and Safety Executive classified it as a ‘respiratory sensitizer’ that potentially contributes to asthma through occupational exposure.) Maybe there are some genuine safety or quality concerns over some products on the market? If you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation.

Cyprus Approves New Medicinal Cannabis Law

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It said the licensing of only three producers is also recommended for reasons of safety and effectiveness, so that cannabis does not end up in the illicit market or in illegal use. Cannabis Law News Featured Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance Blog cyprus European Commission European Parliament germanyIf you wish to re-publish this story please do so with following accreditation. AUTHOR: Mark Taylor. PUBLISHER: CANNABIS LAW REPORT.

Mondaq: Switzerland: Regulatory Framework For CBD Products In Switzerland

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Authorisations by the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office FSVO (Bundesamt für Lebensmittelsicherheit und Veterinärwesen, BLV) are required for certain ingestible products, in particular products that qualify as novel food. Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance BlogOverview. According to the current regulatory set-up in Switzerland, it is permissible to sell and purchase cannabis products, as long as the THC level remains below 1%.

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Guest Post – Europe: How The Novel Food Authorisation Is Affecting the CBD Oil Industry

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It was announced in January 2019 that the European Food Safety Association, EFSA is about to make a decision in order to classify CBD oil and other CBD products as a novel food. The FSA, the government body which ensures the safety of food products, mentioned in their announcement that the changes in the regulations will surely impact the CBD industry. Featured Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance Blog

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Austria will not let them eat space cake

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To further complicate matters, the authority responsible for pharmaceutical regulation, the Austrian Federal Office for Safety in Health Care explicitly does not regard CBD products as functional drugs and does not recognise it as a medicinal product. Featured Mark Taylor UK / EU Cannabis Compliance Blog Austria cbd cbd oil CBDoken Flowery Field hemp italy Schoenherr

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