Empowering Commercial
Cannabis Professionals

The international association for professional development and certification in cannabis risk management.

Focused, cannabis industry-specific educational materials in bite-sized chunks

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Commercial Cannabis Insights

Commercial Cannabis Insights includes articles, interviews, and micro-learnings developed by commercial cannabis industry experts. These offer snapshots of emerging industry issues and developments and relate them back to risk management best practices identified in ACCCE’s Commercial Cannabis Handbook.

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Tailored Education

The key to successfully managing risk for any commercial cannabis business is ensuring that all stakeholders are aware of their responsibilities. Specialized education helps demonstrate to regulators and interested third parties your commitment to understanding and implementing best practices to manage the risks affecting your business. Tailored training saves you time and money by helping you at any point in your risk management lifecycle. ACCCE offers a range of specific commercial cannabis industry training and workshop topics.

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Webinars & Community Events

Engaging webinars and community events keep risk professionals abreast of current and emerging trends. These events highlight risk issues, case studies, and compliance hot topics specific to the commercial cannabis industry.

ACCCE Risk Program Template

Every Business Needs a Risk Program

ACCCE’s Risk Program Package is designed to assist commercial cannabis businesses with implementing a robust, formally documented risk program based on the ACCCE Cannabis Risk Management Framework. 

When you download the risk program package, you will have access to a full suite of job aids to help you implement a risk program specifically tailored to your commercial cannabis business:

  • A risk program template that is easily modifiable for your business
  • An instructional guide that will show you step-by-step how to amend each section of the risk program to suit your business’s needs
  • A sample authorization and resolution document that will guide you in formally
    approving your risk program
  • An accompanying instructional video, led by ACCCE President Brion Nazzaro

The Risk Program Package is free for all ACCCE members.

Commercial Cannabis Insights

Commercial Cannabis Insights spotlights trends and developments within the commercial cannabis industry in an easily digestible, centralized manner that you can’t find elsewhere.

Tailored Training

Optimize Your Cannabis Risk Management Program

ACCCE provides tailored training and workshops for commercial cannabis business directors, C-suite executives, and compliance/risk functions. Cannabis risk management requires specialized education to demonstrate current knowledge of commercial cannabis industry risks. Tailored training allows you to implement or enhance controls based on your specific needs.

Sample Workshops

  • Implementing the Cannabis Risk Management Framework
  • Cannabis Risk Management 101: Initial Risk Program Implementation
  • Cannabis Risk Management: Maturing Your Cannabis Risk Program
  • Effective Board and Risk Committee Oversight
  • Annual Training: Cannabis Risk Management

Webinars

Engaging webinars and community events keep risk professionals abreast of current and emerging trends. These events highlight risk issues, case studies, and compliance hot topics specific to the commercial cannabis industry.
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Cannabis Compliance Hot Topics: Managing Changes in Ownership and Financial Interest

A 2020 year-end roundup of commercial cannabis compliance violations has proven that regulators are not slowing in their oversight responsibilities and are in fact setting precedent by issuing fines in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Compliance Management Best Practices: Putting the Risk Assessment to Work for You

Every commercial cannabis business is unique. The amount of resources applied to compliance management should vary based on your compliance risk. A compliance risk assessment will assist you in demonstrating to your stakeholders the appropriate compliance resourcing by showing your business’s understanding of the most critical regulatory risks.