The Changing Colorado Marijuana Code

By |October 8th, 2018|

The Colorado General Assembly modified several cannabis-related bills. From vertical integration, marijuana waste, product sampling to marijuana storage, the Colorado marijuana code is on the move. Read on to see what’s changing.
So Long Required Vertical Integration
Medical marijuana businesses can now choose to vertically integrate or not. To many cannabusiness owners, this comes as positive news. […]

CO’s Costly Marijuana Pesticide Testing

By |September 17th, 2018|

The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) requires a lot of marijuana pesticide testing. The MED requires multiple testing on all marijuana flower and trim (but not concentrates). This results in redundancy and higher costs.

New marijuana pesticide testing in Colorado officially began Aug. 1. But cultivators have been busy contending with product gluts and falling wholesale prices. […]

Colorado Springs Amends Marijuana Extraction Fire Codes

By |September 10th, 2018|

On June 4th of this year, the city of Colorado Springs City Council passed Ordinance No. 18-50, officially adopting the 2015 edition of the International Fire Code. Those in marijuana extraction should take note. Staying in compliance is crucial for staying in business. A major part of compliance is being aware of building and fire […]

Illegal Marijuana Market in California

By |September 3rd, 2018|

Recreational marijuana became legal in California on January 1, 2018, but the illegal marijuana market (otherwise known as the black market) remains alive and well in the state. A study by Eaze discovered that in the last three months, 18 percent of California cannabis consumers bought cannabis products in the illicit marketplace. That works out […]

Is CBD Legal?

By |August 6th, 2018|

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently clarified that not all compounds of cannabis fall under the Controlled Substances Act. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid – used for pain, anxiety, seizures, sleeping disorders, inflammation, and skin irritation. But does this announcement settle the CBD issue?

Last month, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (California) upheld cannabidiol or […]

Compliance in Your Cannabusiness

By |July 16th, 2018|

On the surface, running a cannabis-based business is just like any other business. From staffing, to wages, inventory, and marketing, businesses thrive when there is a cohesive and well-oiled machine – that serves customers, that respects its staff, that provides a unique service or product to society, and above all is profitable. But as many […]

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Passes

By |July 12th, 2018|

Oklahoma said, “Yes!” State Question 788 passed on June 26th. The first medical marijuana clinic in the state, the Tulsa Higher Care Clinic, was already prepped and ready and opened just one day later. But not all the rules are in place just yet.

Officials met in this past week to address medical marijuana emergency rules. The […]

Ohio MMJ Market Launch Date Delayed

By |July 9th, 2018|

Residents in Ohio are in limbo to legally buy medical marijuana in the state. September 8 was the original deadline, but the state is delaying the launch date because of licensing process issues. Ohio currently has 25 growers ready and primed to get started. But Ohio requires a cultivator’s license AND an inspection with the […]

Marijuana for Pets

By |June 25th, 2018|

Across the country, states have legalized or decriminalized marijuana – medically and recreationally. Registered patients use MMJ to assist with pain management and for a variety of other conditions. Could Fido benefit from cannabis consumption too? California wants to be the first to allow veterinarians to discuss cannabis as a treatment option for pets. The […]

Safe Marijuana Banking Laws Coming Soon?

By |June 18th, 2018|

Cannabis and banking in the same sentence? If Sen. Robert Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys of California gets his way, limited-service banks and credit unions would help facilitate financial transactions within the industry. The Senate Bank and Financial Institutions Committee has approved the bill called the Cannabis Limited Charter Banking Law. It now will go before the […]