Solutions & Alternatives to Bankruptcy for Cannabis Businesses {$excerpt:n} A Cannabis Related Business (or CRB), whether a plant-touching operation or a provider of goods and services to plant-touching operations cannot seek protection from the bankruptcy court as it is a federal court and cannabis remains illegal at the federal level. As such, a CRB does…

SAFE Banking Act Included in COVID-19 Legislation {$excerpt:n} Earlier today, Speaker Nancy Pelosi debuted the latest piece of legislation to help Americans impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act) is a large bill containing emergency supplemental appropriations more than 1,800 pages long. On page 1,066, those…

PJRFSI Accredited for Cannabis Certifications {$excerpt:n} In a press release published, last week, Perry Johnson Registrars Food Safety, Inc. (PJRFSI) announced they are now officially the first certification body to be granted accreditation for cannabis certification in the United States by ANAB. PJRFSI has developed a cannabis certification standard that uses GMP- and GAP-based scheme…

Navigating COVID-19 in the Cannabis industry in the UK {$excerpt:n} There is no doubt all industries are feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic; however, cannabis businesses face a unique set of challenges. Business operations, consumer behavior and financials will be analysed more than ever as businesses seek to position themselves during the pandemic and beyond…

Scotland Moves Forward With Its First Cannabis Farm {$excerpt:n} The village of Langholm, known locally as the “Muckle Toon,” with its most famous descendent being Neil Armstrong (the first man on the moon) is about to get another first. Namely, it will be the location of the first Scottish cannabis farm. Father and son entrepreneurs…

Some CBD Companies Are Getting Millions in Federal Aid {$excerpt:n} As we’ve covered previously, the coronavirus pandemic has impacted the cannabis industry in the United States in a number of ways. Many states with legal medical and recreational cannabis markets have deemed those cannabis businesses essential, allowing them to remain open during statewide stay-at-home orders.…

Emergency Cannabis Small Business Health and Safety Act – A Legislative Update {$excerpt:n} On Thursday April 23, 2020, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) introduced the “Emergency Cannabis Small Business Health and Safety Act” in the House. Blumenauer and Perlmutter have been influential in protecting state-legal cannabis businesses from federal interference, most recently…

Essential Cannabis Businesses Must Protect Employees and Customers During COVID-19 With Sanitation and Social Distancing Practices {$excerpt:n} Unlike their retail neighbors who have been forced to move inventory online to survive, many cannabis businesses are considered essential and remain open during the current pandemic. With that, though, comes a tremendous responsibility to maintain optimal protocol…

How to Streamline Labeling from Seed to Sale in The Time of COVID-19 {$excerpt:n} As if the cannabis industry doesn’t regularly go through enough rapid change, with COVID-19, cultivators, processors and dispensers of all sizes are trying to do more with less. Lower operational headcount and unpredictable production volume, along with a rapidly-changing supply chain…