MJ Biz Daily spoke with Purple Heart Patient Center’s CEO and Founder Keith Stephenson to discuss the state of the dispensary and industry amidst Covid-19 and following looting. Read for his insights and advice to other cannabis leaders in similar situations.
Today we’re re-sharing this important article by David Lesser, CEO of Numina. IS YOUR TEAM BEING STRAIGHT WITH YOU? Workplace hostility is in the news again. Enlightened bosses want to understand what people are experiencing and often ask us to interview key members of their teams. Almost always, there is something withheld. Members of the team will tell us things
Last year, Oregon banned all flavored vaping products, a ban which the courts quickly overturned. Now, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission is presenting the possibility for new regulation: this time limited to THC vaping products. There has been significant pushback, some of which is outlined in this article by Oregon Public Broadcasting. Further steps are unclear, but we do expect
Ben Curran outlines some effects of COVID-19 on the industry in this article for Forbes. The effects are far-reaching, and while we at Nine Points are staying up to date on cannabis insurance shifts, it is equally as important to stay updated on industry best practices, changes, and adaptations.
“Marijuana users are no more likely to suffer injuries on the job than their coworkers who abstain, according to a study published in the May issue of the medical journal Substance Use and Abuse and conducted by researchers at the University of British Columbia.” https://www.businessinsurance.com/article/20200529/NEWS08/912334838/Pot-users-no-more-likely-to-be-injured-on-job-Study?utm_campaign
Article by Law.com. Things are changing in the cannabis space as a result of this virus, from consumer trends to legalization efforts. https://www.law.com/thelegalintelligencer/2020/05/26/cannabis-and-coronavirus-examining-the-pre-and-post-pandemic-regulatory-landscape/
Article from the Cannabis Industry Journal outlines the following 3 ways to manage your supply chain effectively. 1) Continuous management and monitoring of inventory and effective material planning. 2) Maintenance of supplier information and rankings. 3) Establishment of supplier transparency through audit rights and communication. https://cannabisindustryjournal.com/feature_article/managing-supply-chain-challenges-during-a-crisis/
& The senate has “no intention to consider the bill.” https://mjbizdaily.com/hold-not-yet-voted-on-us-house-oks-cannabis-banking-in-passing-3-trillion-coronavirus-bill/
Shifts in the cannabis industry during this reopening are far-reaching and intertwined. Sales trends will inform risk management- how are we protecting at-risk patients? “Brandon credits Ohio state officials’ decision to allow for telemedicine, “call-in and online dispensary orders” and curbside pickup as reasons why Ohio patients have been able to “feel safe” during the pandemic.” https://www.cannabisbusinesstimes.com/article/sales-trends-coronavirus-covid-19-march-april-may-2020-oklahoma-ohio/
Interview with John Butters of Mankind Dispensary regarding the illicit-market vape cartridge buy-back program. 80% of the unregulated vapes collected were unfit for consumption: 62% failed for pesticides, 37% failed for lead, and 20% contained vitamin E acetate. https://www.cannabisdispensarymag.com/article/illicit-market-vapes-collected-during-buy-back-program-unfit-for-consumption/