Jen Bernstein has been Managing Editor at High Times for the past four years. She lays out the case for the cannabis industry to regulate itself.
The rise of any new industry is both a blessing and a curse. Having the ability to create the rules and regulations that help shape, define and lead new business is exciting and rewarding work. The curse, perhaps, can be seen as a challenge: How do we start legit cannabusinesses, let alone see the birth of an entirely new economy from scratch? Especially when cannabis is inherently misunderstood and comes stigmatized as a once underground, illegal and unregulated business?
As states continue to support full-on legalization of cannabis, the urgency to develop across-the-board standards for businesses operating in the cannabis space is glaringly apparent.
In fact, it’s essential that we develop, and even over-emphasize marijuana rules and regulations to keep not only cannabusinesses safe, but consumers as well.
Read Jen Bernstein’s “Cannabusiness: Creating Industry Standards”: http://www.hightimes.com/read/cannabusiness-creating-industry-standards
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