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Wyoming Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Legalize Cannabis

Wyoming Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Legalize Cannabis

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Wyoming have introduced a bill to legalize cannabis in the state’s legislature. First reported by Buckrail.com, HB0209 was assigned on March 2. The bill would legalize possession, home grow and sales for adults, as well as establish...

Navigating Compliance: Practical Application of Fit-For-Purpose

Navigating Compliance: Practical Application of Fit-For-Purpose

What is “fit-for-purpose?” Fit-for-purpose is an established best practice used in several major industries, like information technology, pharmaceuticals, agriculture and inventory management. It is a concept that aligns infrastructure and systems specifications with...

GMPs & Cannabis Manufacturing

GMPs & Cannabis Manufacturing

Editor’s Note: While CIJ typically omits the word “marijuana” where possible due to antiquated nomenclature and prejudicial connotations, we understand the legal distinction between cannabis containing THC and hemp requires the use of the word when referencing federal...

New Jersey Legalizes Adult Use Cannabis

New Jersey Legalizes Adult Use Cannabis

On February 22, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed three bills into law, all of which legalize adult use cannabis in the state. A21 is the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act. A1897 is the accompanying...

Cannalytics Becomes First Accredited Cannabis Lab in Puerto Rico

Cannalytics Becomes First Accredited Cannabis Lab in Puerto Rico

In a press release sent out this week, A2LA announced they have accredited Cannalytics to ISO 17025:2017. With the finalized accreditation in December 2020, Cannalytics is the first cannabis testing laboratory in Puerto Rico to get accredited to the standard. Jorge...

FAQs: How Cannabis Businesses Can Avoid TCPA Liability

FAQs: How Cannabis Businesses Can Avoid TCPA Liability

As the cannabis industry continues to experience growth in markets across the country, cannabis businesses are becoming an ever-increasing target of plaintiff’s lawyers in Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuits. Text messaging provides a potent channel of...

THC Remediation of Hemp Extracts

THC Remediation of Hemp Extracts

Remediation of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (d9-THC) has become a hot button issue in the United States ever since the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) released their changes to the definitions of marijuana, marijuana extract, and tetrahydrocannabinols exempting extracts...

New Guidance on Waste Disposal for Hemp Producers

New Guidance on Waste Disposal for Hemp Producers

On January 15, 2021, the USDA published its final rule on US hemp production. The rule, which becomes effective on March 22, 2021, expands and formalizes previous guidance related to waste disposal of noncompliant or “hot” crops (crops with a THC concentration above...

New Cannabis Coalition Launches to Advance Cannabis Reform

New Cannabis Coalition Launches to Advance Cannabis Reform

According to a press release published on February 8, a number of associations, advocacy organizations and cannabis businesses launched the U.S. Cannabis Council (USCC), which they claim is the largest coalition of its kind. The 501(c)4 nonprofit organization goals...

The (Arrested) Rise of Craft Cannabis in Canada

The (Arrested) Rise of Craft Cannabis in Canada

It’s no secret that the rollout of cannabis legalization has underperformed in countries like Canada. Since legalization in October of 2018, industry experts have warned that the projections of the big cannabis firms and venture capitalists far exceeded the expected...

CA Health and Safety Warning Laws Have Changed: Are You In Compliance?

CA Health and Safety Warning Laws Have Changed: Are You In Compliance?

A new California Proposition 65 mandate took effect on January 3, requiring health warning labels for all cannabis products sold in the state. Failure to comply with the requirements can and will result in enforcement against cannabis producers and sellers, resulting...

Integrating a Culture of Quality Into the Cannabis Industry

Integrating a Culture of Quality Into the Cannabis Industry

The culture of the cannabis industry is filled with passion that many envy, and for valid reasons. The roots of the cannabis plant go back thousands of years. As of this writing, there are no documented human deaths that were caused by a phytocannabinoid overdose....

Due Diligence for Suppliers & Cannabis Supply Chain Partners

Due Diligence for Suppliers & Cannabis Supply Chain Partners

Between the patchwork quilt of rules and regulations that is the modern cannabis industry, products pass through many hands before being sold to a customer. From sourcing, cultivating, manufacturing, distributing and vending, the relationships between a licensee and...

Updates in Employment Law: CA, WA & CO

Updates in Employment Law: CA, WA & CO

A number of laws have gone into effect in 2021 which may have a major impact on cannabis industry employers; clearly understanding the changing legal landscape is essential to avoid and limit potential liability in the new year and beyond. Below is a brief summary of...

Cannabis Cultivation Virtual Conference

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New Book On Cannabis Describes A Global Market In Transition

New Book On Cannabis Describes A Global Market In Transition

Editor’s Note: This piece is an excerpt from Marguerite Arnold’s Green II: Spreading Like Kudzu. Click here to buy the book. THC as of February of 2019, certainly in the recreational sense, was not much seen in either Switzerland or much of Europe. Even in Holland,...

Cannabis M&A in the Post-COVID Era

Cannabis M&A in the Post-COVID Era

After a slow start following a disappointing 2019, M&A in the cannabis space closed 2020 with a bang, with more than $600 million in deals announced immediately following the November elections. Prospects for the New Year are expected to continue the explosive...