MED Rules Update: Potency Testing Requirements and Process Validation

December 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

As most of you are already aware, some major rule changes take effect January 1.  Over the coming weeks, we’ll be writing about many of these changes.  Today, we’re going to cover some of the [...]

MED Industry Bulletin: Medical Testing Update

October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

This week, the MED made some very important announcements surrounding testing requirements for medical concentrates and infused products.  While testing for these product categories was supposed to commence some time ago, it look longer than [...]

MED Clarification on New Labeling Requirements

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Last week, the MED issued Industry Bulletin 17-07 regarding some important rule changes taking effect October 1.  We wrote about some of these upcoming changes recently, and our original predictions about how these new rules [...]

Get Ready for New MED Labeling Requirements!

August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Just when you thought you had mastered all of the MED labeling requirements, things are changing again! Specifically, some new regulations take effect in a few weeks that impact how potency data must be displayed [...]

MED Industry Bulletin: Failed Microbial Tests

August 14th, 2017|0 Comments

The MED Industry Bulletin hot streak continues!  In just the last few weeks, the MED has issued bulletins on Transporters and digital records.  This week’s hot topic is failed microbial tests and remediation.  These regulations [...]

MED Position Statement: Digital Records

August 7th, 2017|0 Comments

It’s been a busy few weeks for the MED!  Between the Transporter Industry Bulletins and Public Health Advisories, there has been a lot to keep track of.  In addition to these recent updates, the MED [...]

(Another) Transporter Update

August 1st, 2017|1 Comment

Last week, we reported on the MED’s industry bulletin surrounding Transporters.  It was bad news for many of our readers, and many businesses were thrown into chaos.  Thankfully, the MED issued a new bulletin (17-05) [...]

Pesticides – Stay on your Toes!

July 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Last week, the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB - the MED of Washington), issued an industry bulletin which detailed the removal of a pesticide from Washington’s approved pesticide list.  Specifically, Azatrol Hydro Botanical Insecticide [...]

BREAKING: Transporter Update

July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

In the last several weeks, there has been quite a bit of chatter about the Transporter licenses recently issued by the MED.  Just this week, the MED issued Industry Bulletin 17-04 to clarify the issue. [...]

Process Validation Refresher Part 2: MIPs

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Last week we kicked off a two part series on process validation.  It’s a complicated topic that we receive many questions on, so we figured it was about time to revisit the subject.  Last week’s [...]

Process Validation Refresher Part 1: Cultivation

June 29th, 2017|1 Comment

Here at Complia HQ, we get lots of miscellaneous compliance questions from readers in Colorado and from across the country.  We love these questions and are always happy to help (so please keep the questions [...]

MED Industry Bulletin – MIP to MIP Transfers and Changes in Location

June 14th, 2017|0 Comments

The MED recently issued Industry Bulletin 17-03 concerning House Bill 17-1034.  HB 17-1034 included a clause that ensured the bill became effective upon the Governor’s signature.  So while we’ll likely see formal rulemaking around the [...]

New MED Position Statement – Transactions and Limits

May 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Recently the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division published a new position statement regarding purchase limits.  As a reminder to our readers, position statements are issued by the MED after someone formally requests clarity on a particular [...]

Keep the Feds Happy – Cole Memo Reminders

May 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Here at Complia HQ, we typically write about issues surrounding the Marijuana Enforcement Division or other Colorado-specific regulatory issues.  While it is absolutely critical to comply with state and local regulations, it’s also important to [...]

Life After 420 – Marijuana Enforcement Division Industry Bulletin

May 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Shortly before 420, the Marijuana Enforcement Division put out Industry Bulletin 17-02 covering a wide range of topics that often come up around April 20.  We hope all of our readers had a safe and prosperous [...]

New MED Compliance Tips

April 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Back in February, we wrote about the new Compliance Tips section on the MED website.  Our team has continued to monitor this page and recently spotted two new tips that we wanted to bring to [...]

Denver CBD Update

April 13th, 2017|0 Comments

As many of our readers may be aware, the Denver Department of Environmental Health (DEH) issued a bulletin last week regarding CBD products.  CBD has been the center of a great deal of controversy, and [...]

Top 5 Tips for New Marijuana Regulators

April 10th, 2017|0 Comments

With so many new state marijuana markets coming online across the country, we are often laser focused on all of the challenges of building new marijuana businesses from the ground up.  However, it’s important to [...]

Marijuana Sampling Best Practices

April 3rd, 2017|1 Comment

Samples are an important part of the marijuana industry.  There is no better way to understand the quality of a product than by sampling it yourself.  However, if provided improperly, samples can cause some compliance [...]

Marijuana Pesticide and Other Impacts

March 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Since 2015, the intersection of pesticides and cannabis has been a hot button issue.  While the pesticide controversy first emerged in Colorado, a number of other markets across the country have experienced some growing pains [...]

Marijuana Process Validation Update

March 13th, 2017|0 Comments

At the end of January, the MED issued Industry Bulletin 17-01 regarding a change to total yeast and mold testing methodologies.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment increased the required incubation time for [...]

Virtual Transfers

March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Since the launch of the METRC system in 2014, a great deal of confusion has surrounded transferring medical cannabis from an OPC to an unaligned Center or MIP.  Transferring marijuana from an OPC to it’s [...]

MED Compliance Tips – Straight from the Horse’s Mouth!

February 17th, 2017|1 Comment

A few months ago, our team stumbled upon a little known section of the MED website: Compliance Tips.  The MED website can be a bit difficult to navigate, but if you visit the “Licensees” page, [...]

Recordkeeping Best Practices

February 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Running a marijuana business isn’t easy.  Between 208E, ever evolving MED regulation, and a new Attorney General with a poor track record on cannabis, sometimes it can be hard to sleep at night.  To make [...]

Colorado Permitted Economic Interest (PEI) – FAQs

February 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Since the beginning of 2016, the MED has required companies to submit a Permitted Economic Interest Application (PEI) for all individuals that contribute funds or services to a licensed marijuana business if the contribution can [...]

Top 5 Interview Questions to Ask a Marijuana Compliance Officer Candidate

January 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Recently, we were invited to write a piece for our friends over at Marijuana Media regarding interview questions to keep in mind when vetting a compliance officer candidate.  Check out the article here.  We hope [...]

MED Random MJ Testing is Live

January 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

On December 28, 2016, the MED issued Industry Bulletin 16-16 surrounding random testing.  In accordance with M/R 1502 A, the MED has full authority to request that random samples be submitted for testing in the [...]

New MJ Potency Labeling Requirements

January 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Since the inception of the most recent round of MED rule revisions, we’ve written on a number of changes including performance based compensation, the 48 hour rule, signage requirements, and residual solvent cutoff levels.  All [...]

Performance Based Compensation for Marijuana Businesses

January 10th, 2017|3 Comments

In the last few weeks, we’ve written about some of the MED rule changes that take effect January 1, 2017.  These topics have included residual solvent cut off levels, 48 hour rule, and new signage [...]

New MED Signage Requirements Start January 1st

December 19th, 2016|0 Comments

As most of our readers are aware, several new MED rules take effect January 1, 2017.  To date we’ve written about changes to residual solvent cut off levels and the 48 hour rule.  We continue [...]

Denver Marijuana Odor Ordinance Update – Deadline Approaching!

December 12th, 2016|0 Comments

On December 2, the City and County of Denver issued detailed guidelines for the new odor ordinance that impacts most marijuana businesses in Denver.  There is a critical deadline quickly approaching, so we urge you [...]

Marijuana Waste Disposal Best Practices

December 1st, 2016|0 Comments

On November 29, the MED issued a Position Statement regarding marijuana waste disposal.  The statement was issued in response to a question posed by a regulator in Grand County.  In short, the regulator was seeking [...]

MED Renewal Process Update

November 29th, 2016|0 Comments

With the end of November rapidly approaching, many businesses are scrambling to submit license renewals for those licenses that expire December 31, 2016.  There have been two minor (but important) updates to the MED renewal [...]

What Happened to the 48 Hour Rule?!

November 22nd, 2016|3 Comments

Now that Medical Marijuana potency testing is live for harvest batches harvested on or after November 1, 2016 (microbials testing soon to follow), the Marijuana Enforcement Division has made adjustments to the Medical Marijuana Code [...]

Residual Solvents – New Acceptable Limits

November 14th, 2016|2 Comments

As many of you may be aware, the MED recently published its revised rules.  There are a wide range of changes, from ownership rules to packaging and labeling requirements.  Over the course of the next [...]

MED Packaging Clarification

November 8th, 2016|0 Comments

On October 19, the MED issued an important bulletin clarifying some ambiguity in the packaging and labeling rules that took effect October 1.  As many of our readers are aware, several new measures were implemented [...]

Fact Check!

October 25th, 2016|0 Comments

In the heat of the political season, it is no wonder that an evidence based approach to sensible government cannabis policy has taken a backseat in some political contests. Team Complia wants to take a [...]

Medical Flower Testing to Go Live

October 10th, 2016|0 Comments

As we reported at the end of June, medical testing rules that were supposed to take effect July 1 were delayed.  At the end of last week, the MED issued a bulletin updating the industry, [...]

Preview of New Colorado Marijuana Compliance Rules

October 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

As many of our readers are aware, rulemaking has been ongoing in Colorado for the last several weeks.  While the final rules are not yet available, we want to preview some of the changes that [...]

New One Ounce Equivalency Rules

September 20th, 2016|0 Comments

October 1 means big changes for the cannabis industry in Colorado.  We’ve already written about changes surrounding edibles.  Industry participants also need to be aware of changes in retail sales limits. Per industry bulletin 15-12, [...]

Denver Odor Ordinance Update

September 13th, 2016|0 Comments

The City and County of Denver passed an odor ordinance on May 2, 2016.  In order to establish rules for all businesses to follow an Odor Advisory Group was formed.  The group has been working [...]

Proposed Location: Legal Right to Occupy

September 8th, 2016|0 Comments

As regulators in California continue work on developing rules and regulations surrounding the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA), it’s also important that existing marijuana businesses in California begin to take proactive steps to [...]

Complia Featured in Cannabis Business Times

September 6th, 2016|1 Comment

We are excited to report that a few weeks ago, the Cannabis Business Times featured an article on Process Validation written by our very own, Ryan Girard.  While we’ve written about process validation in the [...]

Reminder: Marijuana Edible Rule Changes Taking Effect

August 30th, 2016|1 Comment

On October 1, 2016, some major changes will rock the market for marijuana edibles.  While many MIPs have been extremely proactive about preparing for the coming changes, others have been slower to adapt.  As implementation [...]

California Operating Procedures

August 24th, 2016|1 Comment

As regulators in California continue work on developing rules and regulations surrounding the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA), it’s also important that existing marijuana businesses in California begin to take proactive steps to [...]

Complia CEO Featured in NCV

August 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Last week our CEO, Ryan Girard, was featured on New Cannabis Ventures (NCV).  Ryan wrote about the importance of compliance due diligence when evaluating the purchase of a cannabis business.  We are grateful for the opportunity [...]

Edible Shapes: Fact and Fiction

August 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Since the inception of regulated cannabis in Colorado, edible marijuana products have received quite a bit of press.  Most recently, there was quite a stir surrounding Colorado HB 16-1436 which prohibits edibles from taking the [...]

California Licensing Requirements – Seller’s Permit

August 10th, 2016|0 Comments

As regulators in California continue work on developing rules and regulations surrounding the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA), it’s also important that existing marijuana businesses in California begin to take proactive steps to [...]

MED Rulemaking 101

August 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Each year, Colorado legislature has the ability to pass laws that impact the cannabis industry. When such laws are passed, regulators are tasked with adding provisions to existing regulations in order to reflect the new [...]

Marijuana Pesticide Update (cont.)

August 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

A few weeks ago, Complia published a blog post about a handful of pesticides the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) determined to contain ingredients that were not disclosed on the label.  Specifically, we encouraged Colorado operators [...]