Curio Fined for Health and Safety Violations at Maryland Dispensary

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The Rising Concern of Health and Safety in the Cannabis Industry This incident is indicative of an increasing pattern of health and safety issues within the fast-growing cannabis industry. Recently, a prominent cannabis business incurred fines due to numerous health and safety breaches at their outlet in Timonium, Maryland. Implementing strong operating procedures, stringent waste disposal methods and accurate logging are critical steps in building consumer trust and supporting the sector’s continued growth. Cannabis companies must prioritize implementing appropriate practices to ensure consumer safety and maintain their reputation in the industry. Ongoing Monitoring and Regulation by MCA The MCA, which oversees Maryland’s cannabis industry, plans to continue its rigorous surveillance of dispensaries to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.

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Recently, a prominent cannabis business incurred fines due to numerous health and safety breaches at their outlet in Timonium, Maryland. Acknowledging these breaches, the company agreed to a consent order with the Maryland Cannabis Administration (MCA), recognizing that employees at the Far & Dotter store failed to follow essential protocols, leading to potential contamination risks, improper waste management, and inaccurate incident reporting.

Specifics of the Violation: Disposal of Amnesia OG Flower

The issue was brought to light when video evidence submitted to the MCA by a dispensary inventory manager...

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