Farm Bill to Legalize Hemp, but will it Institutionalize Racism?

Brainsy, Inc.
Posted at 12/7/2018 8:37:04 AM

Lawmakers seem ready to consider the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018,” more commonly known as the “Farm Bill.” It contains much needed support for farmers reeling from effects of climate related changes and a trade war. It could pass as early as next week and be on the President’s desk for signature before Christmas. While the full text of the Farm Bill has yet to be released (latest markup is here), a major provision of the bill will be to make hemp legal.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced the Amendment to make hemp legal and has gone on record to guarantee that his proposal - to make hemp a legal agricultural commodity, removing it from the federal list of controlled substances - will be part of the final farm bill.     

Hemp, a cannabis plant, is currently a Schedule 1 controlled substance but does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. There are 1,242 pages of text in the draft bill, so here’s the relevant part describing hemp:

“(1) HEMP.—The term ‘hemp’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, ...more

Categories: Compliance & Policy
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  • #hemp
  • #farmbill
  • #marijuanalegalization
  • #socialjustice
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ISO - Is it worth it?

Tracy Hawkey
Posted at 3/6/2018 11:32:32 AM

ISO-certified companies all say the cost and effort to become certified is well worth it! 


As the cannabis industry becomes more competitive, a growing number of cannabis companies are looking for ways to differentiate their operations, whether that means offering value-added services or implementing the latest lean techniques. 


One best practice that many of today's leading shop's tout is ISO 9001 certification. The ISO standard is based on implementing seven quality management principles, including a strong customer focus, Evidence-based decision making, and continuous improvement. 


The basic goal of the ISO 9001 standard is to help companies provide customers with consistent, good quality products and services, which, in turn, often brings business benefits like improved financial performance. 

ISO standards are certain to help you increase profitability by

  • Improving the quality of your goods and services
  • Enhancing your credibility and build consumer confidence
  • Cutting the business costs of poor service and reduce customer complaints 
  • Processes will be aligned and understood by everyone in the business which increases productivity and
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  • Compliance
  • ISO
  • Certification
  • Profits
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Evidence-Based Decision Making
  • Quality
  • Enviornment
  • Health & Safety
  • Customers
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The Cannabis ECN 2017 Roster of Featured Experts

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Posted at 5/3/2017 10:23:07 PM


Download the 2017 Roster of Featured Experts

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is the only national trade association advancing the interests of the legitimate and responsible cannabis industry. Our industry supports tens of thousands of jobs, tens of millions of dollars in tax revenues, and billions of dollars in economic activity in the United States annually. NCIA's nearly 1200 members include some of the most notable and successful cannabis entrepreneurs and business owners from around the country. It’s their experience and expertise that make the Cannabis ECN® such a valuable resource for those new to the industry, as well as to small business owners who need professional advice to take their businesses to the next level.

The goal of this 2017 Cannabis ECN® Roster of Featured Experts is to connect cannabis industry experts with information-seekers and entrepreneurs in a professional and welcoming environment. To explore the free online features of the Cannabis ECN® and to get to know the many experts on the platform who are ready to answer your questions and help you tackle industry-specific challenges, please visit http://cannabis.expertcalling

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  • Eden Labs
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DOL Overtime Rule: Effective December 1, 2016 – Ready or Not!

Carole Richter
Posted at 10/4/2016 1:58:35 PM

New rules raise the minimum salary for exempt (exempt from overtime) employees from $23,660 to $47,476.  The previous rate of $455/week, or $23,660/year has not been a challenge for most employers, but the new rate ($913/week) may cause pause. 

You have options!  First, conduct a self-audit of your exempt and non-exempt classifications to understand the salary and duties tests for Executive (Management), Administrative, Professional, and other exempt classifications (DOL Fact Sheets #17A & #17G.)  Misclassifying an employee can result in stiff penalties so owners and managers should understand their risk.  Job titles do not determine exempt status so calling someone a “manager” does not automatically exempt them from overtime. 

Second, raise their salary to $913 per week OR convert them to hourly.  If you convert them to hourly, decide whether you will take their current salary divided by 40 hours per week or, if they regularly work 50 hours per week, you will calculate the hourly rate that will have the same results as their current salary.  Option one may result in higher wages due to overtime.  Option two may result in e...more

Categories: Compliance & Policy
Tags:
  • Overtime
  • HR
  • Policy
  • DOL
  • Compensation
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