The cannabis industry is one of the fastest-growing, potentially high-profit industries in the United States. It’s also one of the country’s most regulated industries. In addition to a unique set of interstate commerce, operations, and banking regulations, growers and distributors also face environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) regulations that, in some states, are directed specifically at the cannabis industry. That's why it's vital to be familiar with all the regulatory requirements and how they can impact your business.

Cannabis Compliance 101

Whether you’re in the initial stages of planning your cannabis operation or actively managing a facility, EHS Support can work with you to proactively address the various and complex EH&S regulations. Whether it’s environmental permitting, certification requirements, employee safety, hazardous waste, product labeling, or material storage — we understand the nuances associated with regulatory requirements and the impact they can have on your bottom line. We’ll partner with you, making sure you align with state-specific regulatory demands, so that you can avoid the costly business interruptions and fines that can come through noncompliance.

Our Compliance Team

EHS Support has an experienced team of accredited and certified environmental compliance professionals. We’ve performed regulatory compliance evaluations for clients in a variety of industrial and commercial operations, as well as for government, university, and other public organizations with operations throughout the United States. Our experts have a detailed understanding of the applicable regulatory requirements affecting the cannabis industry and can help you understand how these regulations can directly impact your business. We understand that your customers are committed to sustainable and organic principles — the ability to certify that your products are produced and distributed in manner that is safe and compliant is business critical.

Our experts deliver solutions in:

Health and Safety Compliance: We’re here to help you understand which regulations apply to your business. Whatever the size of your cannabis production facility, we can identify the solution that best fits your organizational needs — from single-subject training to full program design and implementation.

Environmental Compliance: Given the plethora and complexity of cannabis business-specific regulations, cultivators and product manufacturers sometimes struggle to maintain compliance with environmental regulations. However, noncompliance can lead to costly fines and penalties. We can guide you through a voluntary environmental audit, helping you keep and report chemical inventories, register storage tanks, develop chemical spill prevention programs, and acquire permits for pesticide use and generation of waste materials including stormwater, industrial wastewater, air emissions, and hazardous wastes. With our industry-specific gap analysis, we help you ensure compliance with all applicable environmental regulations, while identifying proactive EH&S activities that will bring more value to your business.

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