CDC Shares Advice for Businesses That Employ Drivers in Legal Cannabis States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published advice for businesses that employ drivers in states where marijuana is legal on how to mitigate the risk of impaired driving. In its blog post, the CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) notes the dangers of driving under the influence of THC but […]

3 Key Steps Marijuana Cultivators Must Take to Avoid Regulatory Failure

Commercial agriculture can be a regulatory minefield for farmers, all the more so when it concerns cannabis cultivation given its recently legalized status in many states and the heavy scrutiny the plant is subjected to. Marijuana cultivators in states that have recently legalized cannabis, at least, have the benefit of learning from the mistakes of […]

How Cannabis Businesses Benefit from Being Committed to Improving Environmental and Social Impact

Environmental and social responsibility shouldn’t be an afterthought for marijuana businesses, but rather a core part of their operations if they want to ensure long-term profitability. At least, that’s the take of Marc Ross and Kim Napoli, two attorneys with Vicente Sederberg’s new environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) focused law firm, which is based […]

Vaping-related Lung Illness Prevalence Substantially Lower in Legal Cannabis States

Suppose there’s a case to be made for the health benefits of federal marijuana legalization. In that case, the vaping health crisis of 2019 supports that notion. Turns out, the vaping health crisis that hit the cannabis industry predominantly affected states where recreational marijuana is illegal.  A new study from the Yale School of Public […]

Washington State Takes Down Online Map of Cannabusinesses Following Burglaries

In a better-safe-than-sorry move, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) removed an online map that showed the locations of cannabis producers and processors in the state after a string of burglaries. The LCB has not compiled data about burglarized cannabis companies since the inception of legal cannabis in 2014. Still, in November, at […]

Marijuana Dispensaries Not Selling To Minors, Study Finds

Underage weed-seekers, take note: licensed marijuana retailers are vigilant when it comes to laws prohibiting the sale of cannabis to minors. Regulatory officials, take note: the system appears to be working. A recent study, published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, went like this: researchers working undercover went into 175 marijuana retailers […]

California Cannabis Industry Problems Causing ‘Epidemic’ of Layoffs

How is it possible that California’s burgeoning cannabis industry is suddenly foundering, resulting in massive layoffs? Voters in the state legalized recreational marijuana in 2016, although it was just in 2018 that rec sales finally started. While the intention might have been to institute a profitable, licensed and legal marketplace, the reality is that lawmakers […]

Privacy Concerns Over Body Cameras For Massachusetts Cannabis Delivery Drivers

Privacy zealots and cannabis users, take note: the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) has drafted and voted on regulations for cannabis delivery and would require delivery drivers to wear body cameras at any time they are outside their delivery vehicle to record all transactions. Massachusetts has some of the strictest regulations on cannabis sales in […]