Czechia, officially known as the Czech Republic, may soon the join the growing list of European countries with legal adult-use cannabis. Czech National Anti-Drug Coordinator Jindřich Vobořil is drafting the requisite legislation, which could be in place by 2024. As to what the new law might look like: The new measures should establish the level […]
Yes, medical marijuana could finally be coming to Japan. Last week, a panel made up of Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare pushed for an update to the country’s laws and rules to permit the importation of medical marijuana products. Japan is very conservative when it comes to marijuana: there is a strict ban […]
Amazon’s prohibited product algorithm gets drug paraphernalia analysis wrong Amazon’s prohibited product algorithm is creating issues in the ancillary cannabis business space. In doing so it directly contradicts the company’s pro-cannabis public image. On September 26, Seattle Times reporter Lauren Roseblatt wrote an interesting article describing Amazon’s abrupt removal of an herb grinder company’s (“Golden […]
Prospective cannabis businesses seeking to open dispensaries on Long Island are running into several issues and roadblocks with the proposed or adopted zoning legislation restricting operators to mainly industrial areas. As it stands, dispensaries can open only in Long Island towns that opted in for retail cannabis sales. To date, Babylon, Brookhaven, Riverhead and Southampton have opted-in […]
Oregon doesn’t want any new cannabis businesses. This turnabout happened rather quickly. Until this spring, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) issued most types of cannabis licenses to anyone who qualified under relatively broad parameters, through a cheap and simple licensing process. Oregon was even the first state to open its program to non-resident owners, […]
A cannabis recession may be coming and no cannabis business is immune. Prices are rising, operations are expensive to run, over regulation is rampant, local control is stifling, and you can’t even take many business deductions with the IRS because of IRC 280E. While things like interstate commerce agreements are getting a lot of attention, […]
Register HERE! Many North American and European cannabis companies have set their sights on Latin American countries. The region features rich land, an abundance of natural resources, a ready workforce, and many millions of potential customers. The goal of these prospecting businesses is to make Latin America part of their supply chains or as end […]
It’s no secret that California cannabis is suffering for a variety of reasons, not least of which is the stranglehold on access caused by local control. Local control is never going away in cannabis. It’s one of the linchpins that gets voters to approve cannabis ballot measures (NIMBYs in particular love local control even though […]
During a little advertised Cannabis Control Board (CCB) meeting, the CCB announced and approved a Limited Partnership Agreement for New York’s Social Equity Fund. As a brief refresher, the Social Equity Fund was mandated by the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA). On January 5, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the fund would be, […]
Our litigation team regularly attends mediations both before a lawsuit is filed and while a lawsuit is pending. We’ve covered mediation in the past, but for those who are unfamiliar, mediation is essentially a conference in which parties sit down together, generally with a neutral third party, to see if they can resolve cannabis litigation […]
A person is not diverse, but the cannabis industry can be. A team can be diverse, and within your team is a great place to begin shaping the industry you wish to see. Rather than focusing on any one aspect of diversity, the goal should be to invest in and build diverse teams across many […]
In this series of articles, Aaron Green interviews a number of industry executives leading cannabis financing companies. In Part 2, Green sits down with Travis Goad, Managing Partner at Pelorus Equity Group to learn more recent capital market dynamics and trends in cannabis financing. The post Financing the Cannabis Industry Part 2: A Q&A with […]
In this piece, we sit down with Keith Klemm, senior accreditation manager for ANSI National Accreditation Board to learn about the details of laboratory accreditation, method validation and other certifications and credentialing available in the cannabis industry. The post Ask the Experts: Ensuring the Validity of Cannabis Lab Testing appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.
Looking for products that are produced with cGMPs, keeping an eye out for strange health claims and paying attention to the certificate of analysis are a few ways you can distinguish quality CBD products from the rest. The post Bad Actors in CBD: How to Distinguish Quality Products From the Rest appeared first on Cannabis Industry […]
In this series of articles, Aaron Green interviews a number of industry executives leading cannabis financing companies. In Part 1, Green sits down with Len Tannenbaum, CEO & Partner at AFC Gamma to learn more recent capital market dynamics and trends in cannabis financing. The post Financing the Cannabis Industry Part 1: A Q&A with […]
The Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo announced the newest keynote for the event: Commissioner Maria Del Cid-Kosso of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission on Monday, October 17. The post Commissioner Maria Del Cid-Kosso to Keynote CQC appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.
Taking place October 17-19, 2022 at the Hilton Parsippany in New Jersey, the business-to-business conference will deliver hands-on education, networking and business discussions. The post The Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo Brings Education, Networking to New Jersey appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.
Offering a 401(k) plan can help you attract and retain workers. Cannabis companies should consider adding 401(k) retirement savings plans to the roster of benefits for employees. The post Attract Employees by Offering a 401(k) Plan appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.
The 2022 Cannabis Labs Virtual Conference, September Program. Check out sessions from the September 13, 2022 event such as: Combating Laboratory Shopping; AOAC: Why Third-Party Accreditation Matters More than Ever; The Evolution of the Hemp Testing Market: An Introduction; and Cannabinoid Extraction Efficiency for Potency Analysis: An In-Depth Look of Multiple Techniques. The post 2022 […]
The most exciting part about the future of the cannabis industry all comes down to data. The community grew together, and now businesses can innovate together – building a better customer experience by understanding every stage in the journey. The post The Coming Cannabis Data Squeeze – And Why So Many Companies are Flying Blind appeared […]
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