The Importance of Day 1 Training

Cannabis Worker

In the cannabis and hemp industries, employees make all the difference. As an employer, you have a legal responsibility to make sure that those employees have the workplace safety training they need before they start any job. In a complicated workplace that can mean covering many different topics from accident prevention to pesticide application. Unfortunately,…

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Preparing a COVID-19 Response Plan

The current COVID -19 crisis has revealed how much planning and preparation is needed to deal with the type of pandemic that can happen in our modern connected world. One way to prepare is creating an Infectious Disease Response Plan. This is a plan that outlines how your legal cannabis or hemp business will handle…

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Protecting Cannabis Workers During COVID-19

Many states with medical or adult use cannabis have designated those stores as an essential service, allowing cannabis retail and medical dispensaries to stay open during the coronavirus restrictions. This puts cannabis workers on the front lines of this crisis across the country. How can you protect them, your customers, and your business during the…

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Washington State makes cannabis essential.

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board has moved quickly to adjust rules to allow continued access to cannabis retail stores during the COVID-19 outbreak. Retail cannabis was deemed essential by the Governor’s office when it issued a stay-at-home order Monday evening. The order closes most retail and other non-essential businesses starting today, March 25,…

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Reports of increased visits from Washington’s safety regulators. Is your cannabis operation ready?

It has been reported by the Cannabis Alliance in a bulletin sent to their member on Thursday, April 25th that Washington’s L&I, the state agency responsible for workplace health and safety, has been conducting unannounced compliance visits to cannabis operations. The purpose of these visits are educational, and unless violations are egregious, they are not issuing…

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Washing Ag Department announces independent pesticide enforcement.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture confirmed in an email distributed through their new listserv that they recently began conducting routine unannounced pesticide inspections at cannabis grow facilities. During these visits the Department of Agriculture may or may not be accompanied by the liquor and cannabis board. They warn that if pesticide violations are found…

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