US (NM): University launches cannabis program focused on compliance and risk management

Cannabis compliance can get a bit complex for business owners and employees who just want to make sure they are in good standing. With that in mind, the University of New Mexico is launching a new cannabis program focused on cannabis compliance and risk management in partnership with California-based Green Flower. The program, which is being rolled out through UNM Continuing Education, begins on Nov. 7 and spans six months.

The program — which provides an overview of federal and state cannabis regulations, track-and-trace systems, and navigating changing regulatory requirements — is entirely online.

Max Simon, the CEO of Green Flower, said the program offering for cannabis compliance and risk management might be the most important one the company has offered to date.

“There’s often a dirty secret in the cannabis industry that people think they’re in the cannabis business,” Simon told the Journal, “but they’re actually in the compliance business because the compliance requirements to operate a legal cannabis business are very heavy-handed.”

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