Author: Mark Slaugh

Cannabis Compliance Budget Budgeting for Your Cannabis Business’ Compliance   “Compliant Marijuana Business” is almost a cliche buzzword in the cannabis industry. As I’ve said before and hope one day never to have to say again: We’ve never seen a 100% compliant cannabis business. We have seen, unfortunately, million dollar businesses get lost to the overwhelming costs of non-compliance including …

Author: Mark Slaugh

Proactively Managing Compliance Year after Year   There’s never enough time in the cannabis industry. Ask any owner, operator, manager, or employee. Often, not having enough time to get to compliance matters puts them on the back burner for another day. This back burner can catch fire, and waste even more precious time in reaction to putting it out – …

Author: Mark Slaugh

Helping Operators at Commencement    One of the most common questions we get is “How do I start a cannabis business?”. The answer is often a lot more confusing than it is enlightening because the question itself is a loaded one.  “Starting a cannabis business” is, like any business, not easy. But, in cannabis, this question is also packed full …

Author: Mark Slaugh

Indica vs Sativa – The greatest myth ever made The industry is still being educated on Indica vs Sativa, as the science points to no such reality – there is only the reality of active ingredients including cannabinoids and various terpenes that create desired effects including treating particular medical conditions. Nevada is probably the only state to date that got …

Author: Mark Slaugh

iComply Celebrates 10 Years!   When I founded iComply 10 years ago in Colorado, I had no idea what would be in store for me and our team on this journey. And what a journey it’s been!   At the time, Colorado had just passed HB1284, publishing the first State regulatory regime for commercial cannabis since before Prohibition in 1937. …

Author: Mark Slaugh

Product Liability in Cannabis In general, defective and dangerous products account for thousands of injuries every year in the U.S. The legal rules concerning who is responsible for defective or dangerous products have been in existence since the industrial revolution with unique differences from ordinary injury law. In fact, the rules in product liability sometimes makes it easier for an …

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Due diligence for Suppliers and Cannabis Supply Chain Partners   Between the patchwork quilt of rules and regulations that is the modern cannabis industry, products pass through many hands before being sold to a customer. From sourcing, cultivating, manufacturing, distributing and vending, the relationships between a licensee and their vendors/partners up and down the supply chain is complex and touches …

Author: Mark Slaugh

Originally Published on the Cannabis Law Journal. Click here to view original publication. As trusted advisors in the cannabis industry, attorneys are counted on to provide legal guidance in a heavily regulated environment. Cannabis businesses that fail to retain legal professionals are doomed to fail. Authored By:  Whether we’re discussing exciting new M&A opportunities or emerging markets and applicants hoping …

Author: Mark Slaugh

The Value of Compliance for Publicly Traded Cannabis Companies When we founded iComply in Colorado in 2011, much was still very unknown about how each State would be treated by the Federal Government regarding cannabusiness. Back then, strict DOJ guidelines controlling investment made out-of-State investment non-existent. However, following the national legalization of Canadian recreational marijuana, publicly traded companies are alive …

Author: Mark Slaugh

iComply Methodology When explaining how iComply works with prospective clients, we demo our service offerings. We discuss how we work to achieve a level of compliance management tailored to our client’s needs and budgets. In every case, we explain the iComply Methodology. We’ve honed in since 2011 and proudly collaborated with our beloved cannabis business owners, managers, and stakeholders to …