Thieves Impersonating Insurance Inspectors is a Different Kind of Risk

Thieves Impersonating Insurance Inspectors is a Different Kind of Risk

Colorado MEDThe Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division has issued a bulletin where it describes individuals impersonating in a fraudulent manner an inspection of a licensed cannabis business.

Their goal is to obtain images of fire extinguishers, exit signs, alarms, and safes.

Calls or texts seem to be the choice of communication when “impersonating a marijuana industry supplier requesting to inspect the premises”

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These fraudulent inspections have similarities to the physical inspection required by insurance companies when initially buying a insurance policy.

Legitimate insurance inspectors will  photograph fire extinguishers, electrical panels, existing damage, and exits signs.  Safes are not typically photographed for the insurance carrier.

Contact your insurance broker

If you’ve recently bought cannabis insurance, it would be prudent to contact your insurance broker to verify if the name and company they are representing is from the insurance company.

In addition, the following questions or requests should be made:

  • Insist they contact you via email in order to loop your insurance broker in on the communication.
  • Find out the name of insurance carrier and policy number to based their inspection.

Taking the extra steps to verify the individual with other sources could be the difference between experiencing a catastrophic loss.   

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Colorado MED Bulletins on Licensees Making Recommendations for Pregnancy Related Morning Sickness

Colorado MED Bulletins on Licensees Making Recommendations for Pregnancy Related Morning Sickness

Colorado MED Bulletins for Packaging and Labeling

The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division has issued an updated bulletin to cannabis licensees Colorado Flagwho may be recommending cannabis to women who are pregnant.  The first bulletin was issued on May 24, 2018.  An updated bulletin was issued on June 4, 2018 reference language to be added to the warning label effective July 1, 2018.  

Both of these bulletins essentially refer back to the original packaging and labeling bulletin issued on 02/16/2018.   

Beginning July 1, 2018 – “There may be long term physical or mental health risks from use of marijuana including additional risks for women who are or may become pregnant or are breast feeding. Use of marijuana may impair your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.”

Warning labels are not only important for public safety, but protect the cannabis licensee from additional liabilities.  If you’re concerned about additional protection, licensees may want to consider professional and product liability.  

Updated Bulletin 18-06 Updated (06/04/2018)

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Original Bulletin 18-06 (05/24/2018):

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Packaging and Labeling Rules 18-03 (02/16/2018)

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