July 9-15, 2019 Dispensary Compliance Updates

by Jayson Filingeri,

In federal news, the period for hemp entrepreneurs and the public to comment on forthcoming rules for CBD ends Tuesday, July 16th. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) extended the comment period late last month, tacking on an additional two weeks.

There was a first-ever hearing on ending federal cannabis prohibition, with lawmakers and witnesses at times expressing clear disagreement about specific pending cannabis reform legislation, but demonstrating a broad consensus that major reforms of some kind are needed.

New Hampshire announced BiotrackTHC has been awarded a contract by the Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”) to provide track and trace services. Biotrack was recently awarded seed-to-sale traceability contract extensions in Illinois, Hawaii, and Delaware.

In New Mexico, the cannabis legalization task force created by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) held its first meeting.

In Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) outlined upcoming program changes and expects that a seed-to-sale tracking system will be selected and announced in early 2020.

In Washington, the summer edition of Topics and Trends, published by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, is available for viewing.


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