OLCC Issues Guidance: What Do I Do If My Employee is Sick?

Guidance for OLCC Alcohol & Marijuana Licensees On What Action to Take If An Employee is Sick OREGON: OLCC licensees are operating in a difficult business environment right now. To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Governor’s March 17, 2020 Executive Order 20-07 prohibited on-site consumption of food and drink and gatherings of 25 Read the full article…

Tilray Releases 11 Million Shares From Lock-Up Agreement

CANADA: Tilray, a global pioneer in cannabis production, research, cultivation and distribution, announced that the Board of Directors of Tilray unanimously approved the pro rata release of 11 million shares of Class 2 common stock held by the former equity holders of Privateer Holdings, Inc. The shares are being released from lock-up agreements entered into Read the full article…

NECANN Launches FREE Cannabis & Hemp Virtual Seminar Series

With conventions on hold nationwide NECANN and its partners are creating online networking and education programs MASSACHUSETTS: The New England Cannabis Convention today announced it has launched a free series of Cannabis and Hemp virtual seminars in partnership with NECANN Boston convention exhibitors and sponsors. The weekly series of free webinars, virtual meetings, instructional videos Read the full article…

FSD Pharma Takes Steps To Mitigate The Impact Of COVID-19 On Its Cannabis Production Facility In Cobourg, Ontario

CANADA: FSD Pharma Inc. today announced that it has taken steps to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on its wholly-owned subsidiary, FV Pharma Inc., a licensed producer under Canada’s Cannabis Act and Regulations, and its facility in Cobourg, Ontario. The Company’s actions are aligned with evolving guidance from provincial and local Read the full article…

Oregon Marijuana Retail Licensees Allowed To Provide Curbside Delivery

Temporary Rule Aligns With Governor’s Executive Order to Promote Social Distancing OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission approved a temporary rule that supports social distancing to promote prevention of the spread of the COVID-19 virus, by allowing licensed marijuana retailers to conduct limited transactions outside their licensed premises.  The action will permit retail licensees to Read the full article…

Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Mandatory Product Recall – 3/13/2020

OHIO: The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP) is issuing a mandatory product recall on plant material cultivated by Pure Ohio Wellness. This recall is being initiated by the MMCP because product that did not receive the full battery of required testing was sold at dispensaries. The product was not tested for heavy metals, water Read the full article…

WSLCB Notice of Continued Public Hearing WSR 20-07-052

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has continued the public hearing on WSR 20-03-176 regarding marijuana quality control rule revisions, originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. to Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. As a result of this continuance, the public comment period has been extended to the Read the full article…

March 18 WSLCB Board Meeting Cancelled, Quality Control Testing Hearing Postponed

WASHINGTON: The public hearing for Quality Control Testing rules is currently on the March 18, 2020 Board agenda. Given COVID-19 concerns, the Board voted yesterday to cancel tomorrow’s Board meeting, and continue this public hearing until the next scheduled Board meeting at 10 a.m. on April 1, 2020. Kathy Hoffman, Policy and Rules coordinator, will file Read the full article…

NECANN Boston To Be Re-scheduled Due To COVID-19 Concerns

MASSACHUSETTS: Due to the increasing concern and public health crisis due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the NECANN Boston convention, scheduled for March 20-22, is being postponed. We are working with our venue partners and city officials to select a new date in 2020 and will update everyone as soon as we have specific information and Read the full article…

FDA Advances Work Related To Cannabidiol Products With Focus On Protecting Public Health, Providing Market Clarity

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Over the past year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has embarked on a comprehensive evaluation of cannabidiol (CBD) products, with a focus on educating the public about the risks and unknowns of these products, gathering the science needed to better understand both these safety concerns and potential benefits to inform our Read the full article…