D.C. Hosts National Cannabis Festival

I recently hit the road to Washington, D.C., to attend the inaugural National Cannabis Policy Summit and the third annual National Cannabis Festival, which took place on 420 at the Newseum and 4/21 at RFK Stadium, respectively. The festival itself was a lot more upbeat than the policy summit, but like D.C.’s legal weed situation,…

Replacing Opiates with Cannabis is Finally Becoming a Reality: Where do we go from Here?

Opiate abuse is a far-reaching international public health issue, impacting tens of thousands of people every year in the United States alone. As the epidemic continues to spread, the medical community is faced with the immense task of researching and developing safer, non-addictive treatment alternatives for patients of chronic pain and other ailments. The controversial…

Effective Dispensary Employee Onboarding

Consider the human resources director who wants to strengthen her cannabis organization’s onboarding practices. Currently, the cannabis industry does little more than a half-day new employee dispensary training that consists of a code-of-conduct video, safety demonstration, and mounds and mounds of new-hire paperwork. Before the lunch hour hits, new dispensary employees are whisked off to their…

The Strange Patchwork of Edibles Regulations

Care for some cannabis-infused pumpkin pie? Then hopefully you don’t reside in Washington state, where the government prohibits the sale of marijuana pumpkin pie, custard pie or anything prepared with egg. This is just one of the many peculiar and specific state regulations on edibles that legislators and regulatory boards have put into place in…

Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers should be stripped of licenses after illegal sales scheme, hearing officer rules

The Sweet Leaf dispensary chain, shut down in December after a police sting, was a criminal enterprise that pocketed millions from an illicit “looping” scheme that allowed customers to purchase the maximum amount of marijuana multiple times in a day, a municipal hearing officer ruled. As a result, Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers should be stripped…