To Be Blunt

118 What Does Regulation in Cannabis Look Like and How To Prepare with Kim Stuck of Allay Consulting

September 26, 2022 Shayda Torabi Season 3 Episode 118
To Be Blunt
118 What Does Regulation in Cannabis Look Like and How To Prepare with Kim Stuck of Allay Consulting
Show Notes

“If you create those relationships and you just show that like, Hey, I really am trying. Sometimes that's all it takes ‘cause so many people are not trying at all.” - Kim Stuck

Welcome back to the To Be Blunt podcast! In this episode, Shayda Torabi welcomes Kim Stuck of Allay Consulting. As the first cannabis specialist for the Denver Department of Environmental Health and now a leading compliance expert, she gives an insider perspective on cannabis regulation and certification standards. She offers actionable advice on best practices to be certified, including how to improve facilities, ensure consumer safety, and build relationships with regulators. 

[00:00 - 11:49] Top Stories in Our Industry

[11:50- 19:57] Becoming a Cannabis Public Health Inspector

[19:58 - 31:59] Good Cannabis Manufacturing Practices and Causes for Recalls

[32:00 - 39:04] The Challenges in Regulating Marijuana and Hemp

[39:03 - 45:42] Cultivating a Culture of Compliance

[45:43 - 1:01:47] How to be GMP-Certified and Other Certifications You Need to Know

[1:01:47 - 1:14:32] Investing in Compliance and Handling Issues Ethically

Kim Stuck is the founder and CEO of Allay Consulting, a compliance strategy, and services provider serving the hemp, cannabis, and psychedelic industries nationwide. She brings a regulator’s keen eye and wide-reaching knowledge on evolving compliance and safety mandates to support businesses in tightly regulated industries. Previously, she held a pioneering role as the nation’s first cannabis and hemp specialist for a major metropolitan public health authority. She also holds numerous accreditations, such as certified quality auditor and certified professional of food safety, among others.  

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Shayda Torabi has been called one of the most influential Women in WordPress and now she’s one of the women leading the cannabis reformation conversation building one of Texas’ premier CBD brands. She's currently the CEO and Co-Founder of RESTART CBD, a female-run education first CBD wellness brand. And has formerly held marketing positions at WP Engine and WebDevStudios. Shayda is the host of a podcast for cannabis marketers called To Be Blunt, where she interviews top cannabis brands on their most successful marketing initiatives. When Shayda's not building her cannabiz in Texas, you can find her on the road exploring the best hikes and spots for vegan ice cream. Follow Shayda at @theshaydatorabi 

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