Supreme Court Refuses Lawsuit Against Colorado Pot

By |January 16th, 2017|

The United States Supreme Court, by a 6-2 vote, refused to hear a case from Nebraska and Oklahoma to sue Colorado over its cannabis law. The attorneys general Jon Bruning (Nebraska) and Scott Pruitt (Oklahoma) filed the suit claiming federal prohibition against the state of Colorado for its marijuana legalization law. There were no lower […]

HCI Alternatives Update

By |December 27th, 2016|

HCI Alternatives’ medical dispensary opened in the Metro East nearly a year ago. The clinic, in Collinsville’s Eastport Plaza, started with 89 total patients. It has been adding about 17 new patients a week and now has a total of more than 900 patients.

Chris McCloud, spokesperson for HCI, said growth has been slower than the company anticipated. McCloud said he […]

OSHA and Cannabis

By |December 23rd, 2016|

The Occupational Safety and Health federal law was created protect worker from safety and health hazards. Cannabusinesses, even though illegal under federal law, must still comply with OSHA regulations.

OSHA is now looking at marijuana businesses in state with legal cannabis grows. It is important for cannabusiness owners to be in compliance with both state and […]

Drug Test Tips

By |December 16th, 2016|

Marijuana might be legal for medical or recreational consumption in more than half the United States, but requiring a drug test and terminating an employee because of results is still in the hands of the employer.
Drug Test Tips
Tips for Workers

Know how marijuana works in the body.
Review company policy regarding marijuana use.
Company policies trump personal rights to use.
Consider a […]

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By |December 14th, 2016|

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Health Canada: MMJ Program Grows

By |December 5th, 2016|

Health Canada reported rapid growth in its Medical Marijuana Access Program. According to Health Canada data, patients enrolled in the program grew almost 30 percent in the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2015 to 39,668.  This is 157 percent growth from a year ago.  It is an acceleration from the 27.6 percent sequential growth reported in the prior quarter.  The quarter […]

Plummer to Support TBI Research

By |December 2nd, 2016|

Jake Plummer, a former Broncos quarterback,  is supporting TBI research by auctioning game-day experiences to fund studies on cannabinoid treatments. Plummer and Realm of Caring  have raised awareness and funds through the “When the Bright Lights Fade” campaign for two studies on CBD’s potential benefits to both active and retired NFL players.

The NFL Players Association has formed a pain […]

Private Placement Memorandum

By |November 30th, 2016|

Private Placement Memorandum. PPM. I’m not talking about a business plan here.

A Private Placement Memorandum is a legal document provided to prospective investors when selling stock or another security in a business. It is also call an offering memorandum or offering document. It is a vehicle to secure financing.

A Business Plan is a formal statement of business goals, reasons […]

Oregon’s Edibles

By |November 25th, 2016|

Licensed medical marijuana dispensries in Oregon can sell edibles, extracts and topicals under SB 1511.  Edibles are foods that contain marijuana, such as brownies. Extracts are concentrates processed from marijuana and used to make edibles. Extracts also can be smoked or vaporized.
The Oregon Health Authority recently issued temporary rules for early sales of recreational marijuana. Sales […]

Election 2016 Cannabis Ballot Issues

By |November 16th, 2016|

Upon the heels of Donald Trump’s election, four states approved retail adult use of cannabis and four approved medical marijuana use. That brings the total to 28 states with a legal cannabis industry.

California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada will join Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and the District of Columbia to offer cannabis for adult use. Arkansa, Floridas, Montana and North Dakota […]