Month: October 2016

Best Practices for Submitting a Winning Application

Even though half of U.S. states and the District of Colombia now permit the possession of medical or recreational cannabis, state regulatory bodies differ greatly in their approaches to managing our industry. In Washington, anyone over the age of 21 can legally possess one ounce of usable cannabis and/or seven grams of concentrate. In Minnesota,…

The Conversation US:  What Do We Know About Marijuana's Medical Benefits? Two Experts Explain The Evidence.

Cannabis is promoted as a treatment for many medical conditions. We’ll take a look at two, chronic pain and epilepsy, to illustrate what we actually know about its medical benefits. Read more: Medical Marijuana, Marijuana, Marijuana Legalization, West Virginia University, University of Connecticut, Canabidiol, Cannabis, Medical Cannabis, Healthy Living News Read Story

Q&A with Lezli Engelking: Why Are Standards Important?

Lezli Engelking, founder of FOCUS Lezli Engelking founded the Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards (FOCUS) in 2014 to protect public health, consumer safety, and safeguard the environment by promoting integrity in the cannabis industry through the use of standards. Standards are an agreed upon way of doing things and specify guidelines or requirements for producing…

Oregon October 1st Compliance Deadline: What You Need to Know

Oregon cannabis regulators began enforcing new rules over the weekend when the October 1st compliance deadline passed. Compared to the relatively cut-and-dried new Colorado regulations, the Oregon cannabis market faces more complex and changing regulatory compliance issues. The new rules in Oregon address changes to testing, packaging and labeling regulations along with concentration and serving…

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