Workplace Safety for Budtenders

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Cannabis workplaces are complicated. Farms can be engaged in many different processes that cover everything from pesticides to deliveries. But retails stores and dispensaries also face a unique set of hazards. Employers have a legal responsibility to protect their employees from those hazards. The retail environment can hold many simple hazards likes ladders use, slips,…

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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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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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New Washington State Cannabis rules starting soon.

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Are you ready for the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board rule changes going into effect later this week? There are a number of rule refinements coming into effect on December 1st as a result of legislative action in 2017 and 2018. It is important to understand how these changes could affect your operation.  (Recently…

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Mandatory pesticide testing is coming to Washington State

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Following the lead of other Adult Use markets like Oregon and Colorado, the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is on track to create new rules that would implement pesticide and heavy metal testing for all marijuana product sold in the Washington marketplace. The public comment period for the rule making closed on Oct. 24th,…

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