MARKETING MARIJUANA

The Branding of Cannabis

Which marijuana companies will emerge as the Apple or Coca Cola of marijuana? Last month, the estate of Bob Marley put in a claim by using the reggae legend’s name and likeness to create a special herb blend branded “Marley Natural.” Most marijuana branding activity has come from edibles. Examples: “Real Housewives of New York City” star and founder of Skinnygirl food and alcohol products, Bethenny Frankel, announced plans to establish Skinnygirl marijuana edibles; BeBevCo and its subsidiary Relaxation Solutions licensed Cheech and Chong for marijuana-infused ice cream; and Corr Products licensed its Green Rush brand to ID Global Corp. for marijuana-infused coffee and energy drinks. By contrast, growers of unprocessed marijuana have been slow to get into branding and are still selling their product as a generic commodity even… . . . read more

NEGOTIATING A LEASE

Checklist of Key Terms to Include in Your Marijuana Business Lease

Here’s a list of the protections you should try to get when you negotiate a lease for your legal marijuana business:
[ ] Permitted Use: Specify what…

 
 
 

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WORKPLACE SAFETY

How to Comply with Chemical Safety Rules—the MSDS

The cultivation, processing and handling of marijuana involves exposure to dangerous chemicals and makes you potentially liable for penalties under federal workplace safety laws, including…

 
 
 

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM

Seattle Cracks Down on Unlicensed Medical Dispensaries

Unlicensed medical dispensaries, also known as “collective gardens” in Seattle are taking business from licensed recreational dispensaries and costing the City tax revenues. Demanding a license does…

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BILLS & BALLOTS

Medical Marijuana Bills on the 2015 Agenda

A new law (H4803/S1035) allowing low-THC CBD oils for treating severe epilepsy took effect in South Carolina last June. But because the law doesn’t authorize growth and production, the only…

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BILLS & BALLOTS

2015 Could Be the Year for Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

After coming oh so close last year, lawmakers may actually pass a medical marijuana bill in 2015. The new bill is expected to be patterned after Senate Bill 1182, the one that narrowly failed…

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM

Proposed Changes to Labeling Requirements

The proposed MMDP changes also include revised security and labeling rules. Before transferring usable marijuana, the person responsible for the facility must ensure a label is affixed including…

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MEDICAL CANNABIS PROGRAM

By the Numbers: Licensing in Nevada

Nevada has begun issuing medical marijuana licenses. Current situation…

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM

Minnesota Finalizes Program Rules for Manufacturers

The Health Department issued final program rules for medical marijuana manufacturers (scroll down to page 462). The state also selected 2 manufacturers to grow, produce and distribute…

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MEDICAL CANNABIS PROGRAM

Minnesota Stepping Toward Implementation

Key steps have been taken by the state of Minnesota to implement the medical marijuana law adopted on May 29:
  • Mid-July: Office of Medical Cannabis created
  • July 29: First meeting of implementation task force…

 

 

 

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