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Sanitation Starting Points: More Than Sweeping the Floors and Wiping Down the Table

Ellice Ogle discusses how sanitation in a cannabis food manufacturing facility is more than sweeping the floors and wiping down the table.

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The Need for Standardization in Medical Cannabis Testing

Andrew James looks at how some firms are turning to smaller gas chromatography devices to self-test cannabis products in place of official legislative guidelines

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A Marketer’s Guide to CBD Products in 2019

Insights from marketing expert Caitlin Sherwood about marketing CBD products in this time of constant change.

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US Patent & Trademark Office Issues Guidance for Trademarking CBD Products

The USPTO published a guide addressing trademarks for CBD products following the 2018 Farm Bill.

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Implementing a HACCP Plan to Address Audit Concerns in the Infused Market

Utilizing cannabis-specific ERP software can help keep companies on top of their HACCP plan.

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Illinois Governor Announces Plan to Legalize Adult-Use Cannabis

Gov. J.B. Pritzker, along with pro-cannabis Democrats, introduced a bill that would legalize recreational cannabis in Illinois.

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Cannabis Pioneers vs. Cannabis Innovators: Who Has the Advantage?

Being the first almost never means being the best.

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Insurers Must Play Catch-Up to Meet Cannabis Industry Needs

Matt Engle discusses the necessity for insurers to meet the changing coverage requirements of the cannabis industry by offering more options tailored to distributors, growers, processors, and retail dispensaries.

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Why International Trade Agreements Are Shaping The Cannabis Industry

New international trade agreements on pharmaceutical quality and inspection are a big driver for the map of the modern cannabis industry globally.

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Canopy Growth Makes Multi-Billion Dollar Conditional Acquisition Deal

The Canadian LP makes a record-breaking, multi-billion conditional purchase of Acreage, America's biggest cannabis company.

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This is the man who’ll apply the coup de grace to medical cannabis in Alabama

After the state's vote on women's rights and abortion last week here at CLR we really don't see that something as dangerous as medical cannabis is actually going to make any progress in the state. Bama politics write, "Alabama Medical Marijuana Bill Could Die At The Hands of Rep. Paul Lee"

Delaware Legislators Re-Introduce Adult Use Cannabis Bill

Ganjapreneur report. "Recently introduced legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis in Delaware contains much of the same language as the state’s failed attempt from last year — this time, however, the proposal lacks home-grow provisions, which may make it easier to accept for certain lawmakers." We'd say there's something fundamentally wrong if the only legislation that gets through forces you to buy into a system where the market is controlled by others.

International Cannabis Bar Association Looking For Board Members

By the same people who brought you the NCBA. We'll be interested to see if this USA centric outfit will create something international. And, no, we suggest a few Canadian attorneys doth not an international organization make. We fear it'll be like our favourite US international sports competition, "The World Series" which seems for the past century only to have featured US baseball teams.

Popular Oregon Dispensary Chain Involved In Suit Over Disputed Purchase Agreement

Cannabis retailer Nectar is being sued for $4 million by a Aloha cannabis shop it agreed to purchase but allegedly neglected to pay for. Says the Portland Mercury

New Hampshire’s House Bill 481 Heads Back To Committee Stage

This seems to be the week that after all the excitement most are putting back any serious decisions to 2020.

NACB Publish National Standards : Lab Testing and Product Integrity

Please see their Lab Testing and Product Integrity Adopted: April 22, 2019.

Cannabis Regulation Stalls In Vermont.. It’ll Be A Wait Till 2020

A push to create a legal market for marijuana has stalled in a House committee and with the legislative session slated to end this week, House leadership and other lawmakers have signaled that the bill — for this year, at least — is dead. Reports the VT Digger

Oregon Passes Cannabis Export Bill

Thanks to the Oregon Cannabis Retailers Association for bringing this to our attention. It's a big step but the next big question is who will be buying it and will new rules or legislation be needed at the other end to do so. For example ; can Oregon export to Canada to plug the supply gap ? We presume that's a big ask until the UN move on their scheduling. And there is this ..."Before it would allow exports to occur, the bill requires an indication from the federal government that interstate commercial cannabis transactions won’t be prosecuted under federal law."

First It Was Washington, Then California, Then NJ Ahead Of Legislation & Now Over 350 Michigan Communities “Ban” Regulated Cannabis Retail

The Detroit Metro Times reports that so far, at least 386 communities, or about a quarter of all of Michigan's cities, villages, and townships have adopted ordinances banning the businesses, according to data from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. And apparently that's just the start. In NJ figures got up to 50% so we won't be surprised to see more on the way.

Misplaced Enthusiasm On The East Coast For Regulated Cannabis Markets… Too Much Too Soon !

We must say, here at CLR we were hopeful but not overly confident that New Jersey & New York's race to a regulated cannabis market would happen in 2019. Now a New York Times reports and whisperings from Albany suggest that like New Jersey, New York will have to wait for the world's largest cannabis market (by city) to be resuscitated by government

The Nevada Independent Provides A Great Review Of All Current Legislation

If you need an overview of what's happening in Nevada this is the read..

Oregon Legislative Update and Summary

Here's the May summary , as always, care of the Oregon Retailers of Cannabis Association (ORCA) . We always find the summary very useful as the state like Washington & Colorado is a weather vane for the rest of the country in about 18 months time.

Another Attorney Joins Hoban Law.

There seems to be a new one every week at the moment ! Attorney Blake M. Mensing is The Mensing Group LLC's Founder and Chief Counsel,

Florida’s AG On That Letter…. I’m Reasoned

"We’re diligently reviewing it. Sometimes we get proposals for these letters and we have a date to look it over."

So.. Who Are The Attorney Generals Asking For Cannabis Banking Legislation To Go Through Congress ?

"We are a bipartisan group of state and territorial attorneys general who recognize that the states, territories and federal government share a strong interest in protecting public safety and bringing grey market financial activities into the regulated banking sector. To address these goals, we urge Congress to advance legislation that would allow states and territories that have legalized certain use of marijuana to bring that commerce into the banking system."

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