Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Procedures for operating a certain aspect of a business that include, among other things, recall procedures, security procedures, quality assurance procedures, and more. Cannabis businesses must often submit SOPs to state and local regulators with their license or permit applications.
Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961
An international treaty that prohibits the production and supply of certain drugs. The treaty required signatory nations to enact legislation to carry out its requirements. The Controlled Substances Act was enacted in the U.S. pursuant to the Single Convention.
Memorandum issued on January 4, 2018 by former United States Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions, III that rescinded previous nationwide guidance specific to marijuana enforcement. The Sessions Memo gave United States Attorneys discretion to prosecute federal cannabis law violations, even if consistent with state law.