HARDIN: The Failure of Humboldt County’s Medical Marijuana Permit System

Today, more than six months after the deadline to apply, the Humboldt County Planning Department has received fewer than 200 completed cannabis cultivation permit applications from the entire county. That means that more than 2,000 permit applications remain far from complete. The Planning Department has started sending notices to those applicants to let them know that their cannabis cultivation permit application will be suspended unless they complete the process and bring their operation into compliance. Of course, another 6,000-8,000 Humboldt County growers never even bothered to file applications to begin with, but that hasn’t stopped them from blowing up enormous new grows all over the county, doing an enormous amount of new damage to the environment.

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First Self-Regulatory Organization for the U.S. Cannabis Industry, National Association of Cannabis Businesses, Launches Today to Establish Voluntary National Standards

NEW YORK, June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The cannabis industry's first self-regulatory organization (SRO), the National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB), officially launched today with a mission to support the compliance, transparency and growth of cannabis businesses in the U.S. Led by a team of government, legal, banking and data security experts, the NACB will help member businesses establish voluntary national standards that address critical issues such as advertising and financial integrity.

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New Compliance Tool Designed to Simplify Auditing Simplifya’s CTO shares how cultivators can use the software to increase compliance through self-audits and better prepare for state inspections.

Every cultivator, dispensary and product manufacturer requires a state license to operate and is subject to the state’s regulations, which, according to Simplifya’s Chief Technology Officer Rick Matsumoto, are very lengthy in Colorado’s case. That is why, in November 2016, the company launched its compliance tool in partnership with Colorado law firm Vicente Sederberg.

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Why LPs Can Be Responsible for Failed Pesticide Tests (Even If They're Not Their Fault) - Cannabis Business Times

In the final days of 2016, Canadian licensed medical marijuana producer (LP) Organigram was rocked with a pesticide scandal: Batches of product made in 2016 tested positive for banned chemicals, including myclobutanil (a systemic pesticide that turns into hydrogen cyanide, a compound the Centers for Disease Control classifies as a chemical warfare agent, when burned).

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Humboldt Brand Cannabis Company and KIND Financial Launch Compliance and Technology Platform for Emerald Triangle Cannabis Growers

Unique regulations in California’s Cannabis laws provide an opportunity for groups of cannabis-related businesses to work together and leverage resources to increase their scale and cost saving benefits. Humboldt Brand Cannabis has launched its full-service business platform for the marijuana growers and cultivators of the Emerald Triangle which includes services for staffing, distribution, and agricultural or business consulting.

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THC in Blood Doesn't Impair Driving

AAA, the traffic safety foundation, has conducted a study that has shows current testing conducted on drivers under the influence of THC is seriously flawed. With the current technology being utilized, drivers who are sober can still be at risk of being arrested for ingesting cannabis up to a week prior. Wherever you fall on this issue, it's very clear that a new, different set of tests need to be implemented that would allow for better accuracy. 

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Standout Cannabis Studies from 2016

As the tide has begun to shift in favor of the legalization of cannabis, both in United States and abroad, one of the positive side effects is that we’ve seen more marijuana-related studies being funded. Now more than ever, we're beginning to see the results from well-executed trials and experiments that can help to dispel some of the more widely-held beliefs about cannabis. 

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How to Winterize your Garden

For the sake of this discussion we will begin with the ending. So, ok you have brought in your beautiful bounteous harvest and you're on your way to the islands to re charge and get ready for next year.

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CBD Oil & the DEA

In mid-December 2016, the DEA announced their decision to make the marijuana extract of CBD oil a Schedule 1 drug. Although it isn't really an entirely new legislative shift, and rather a more specific definition of where the DEA's stance lies when it comes to all extracts from marijuana, this change has sparked a huge debate within the industry. 

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The Cannabis Industry in 2016: A Recap

Although the 2016 year was by all accounts, a very mixed bag, it was mostly a good year for the cannabis industry. California, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Maine all voted to legalize marijuana for adult use, and Florida, Arkansas, North Dakota, and Montana all voted to legalize medical marijuana. Out of all the states where such initiatives were on the ballot, only in Arizona did it fail. 

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Company Updates

We here at Humboldt Brand have been busy lately, with the fall season and consequent harvest, the passing of Prop 64, and making all the necessary arrangements to get the company up and running. Humboldt Brand was formed out of the need to proactively respond to the changing regulatory requirements of the cannabis industry, and we're very proud of the high quality and wide range of services we offer.

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