Five Things Every Cannabis Business Needs Before They Open

From licensing and bank accounts to installing the right shelves, here are a few things you should know before you open your doors to the public. Obviously, there’s going to be a lot of other hurdles and requirements that come with starting a business – but by remembering these five things, you’ll be off to a much better start than many others.

The post Five Things Every Cannabis Business Needs Before They Open appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

Digital Marketing Tips to Help Grow Your Cannabis Business

With the cannabis industry booming, following rules and regulations of marketing and advertising can be tedious, but there are organic ways to use digital marketing to reach more customers.

The post Digital Marketing Tips to Help Grow Your Cannabis Business appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

Implement These Tips to Quickly Fortify Cannabis Dispensaries

In the past year, more than 120 burglaries at dispensaries occurred in Portland, Oregon. With a number of cannabis thefts hitting the news recently, it’s clear that retailers need to have more robust security measures in place.

The post Implement These Tips to Quickly Fortify Cannabis Dispensaries appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

FDA Issues Warning Letters on Marketing and Sale of OTC CBD Products

The FDA issued warning letters to two companies this month, alleging FD&C Act violations stemming from marketing new drugs without approval. Companies marketing CBD products should be careful not to market OTC drugs containing CBD.

The post FDA Issues Warning Letters on Marketing and Sale of OTC CBD Products appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

Jane & Leafly Join Forces: An Interview with Socrates Rosenfeld, CEO of Jane

Aaron Green sits down and interviews Socrates Rosenfeld, CEO of Jane, about their recent strategic partnership with Leafly. The partnership combines two of the largest online tech platforms in the North American cannabis market.

The post Jane & Leafly Join Forces: An Interview with Socrates Rosenfeld, CEO of Jane appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

FAQs: How Cannabis Businesses Can Avoid TCPA Liability

Some well-known names in cannabis have been the target of TCPA class action lawsuits and they share a common thread: they are based on marketing or promotional text messages sent to consumers. In this piece, Betpera runs through the most frequently asked questions on how cannabis companies can avoid TCPA liability.

The post FAQs: How Cannabis Businesses Can Avoid TCPA Liability appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

Learning from the First Wave Part 2: California’s Cannabis Supply Chain and Vertical Integration, with a Grain of Salt

In this three-part series, cannabis lawyer and compliance expert Todd Feldman takes a look at how laws shape California’s supply chain, constrains business practices and affects the cost of doing business. In Part Two, we take a look at how regulation defines vertical integration in California.

The post Learning from the First Wave Part 2: California’s Cannabis Supply Chain and Vertical Integration, with a Grain of Salt appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

The (Arrested) Rise of Craft Cannabis in Canada

While the cannabis legalization story in Canada has had its bumps, the clear path forward for greater legal market success lies in increased support for micro-cultivators. By increasing support for these small-scale producers to navigate regulatory requirements, more will be able to enter the legal market and actually compete against their illicit counterparts.

The post The (Arrested) Rise of Craft Cannabis in Canada appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

Integrating a Culture of Quality Into the Cannabis Industry

Cannabis businesses know that compliance with state regulations are critical to surviving, but overlook the benefits of a quality management system that can allow them to thrive.

The post Integrating a Culture of Quality Into the Cannabis Industry appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.

CA Health and Safety Warning Laws Have Changed: Are You In Compliance?

A new California Proposition 65 mandate took effect on January 3, requiring health warning labels for all cannabis products sold in the state. Failure to comply with the requirements can and will result in enforcement against cannabis producers and sellers, resulting in hefty penalties.

The post CA Health and Safety Warning Laws Have Changed: Are You In Compliance? appeared first on Cannabis Industry Journal.