In a new petition from Americans for Safe Access and Change.org, over 75,000 people are calling on the Drug Enforcement Administration to stop disseminating false information about medical cannabis immediately and ensure that any future information about medical cannabis treatment reflects medically-accurate and up-to-date facts. The petition, which calls on President Obama to take immediate […]
On Tuesday, November 8, nine states will be voting on marijuana related ballot proposals potentially doubling the number of states that allow the recreational use of marijuana and expanding the therapeutic benefits of marijuana use to millions of Americans. Here’s where these measures stand in the latest polls. Arizona: According to an October Arizona Republic/Morrison/Cronkite poll, […]
Tampere, Finland (PRWEB UK) 17 June 2014
M-Files Corporation, a provider of solutions that dramatically improve how enterprises manage documents and other information, today announced that Nutiva, the fastest-growing organic superfoods brand in the world, has deployed M-Files to automate its accounts payable (AP) procedures and substantially decrease the company’s invoice processing times. Nutiva is also leveraging the M-Files mobile apps to streamline its inventory management workflow processes.
The spike in mainstream popularity of organic superfoods has driven Nutiva’s explosive growth and has led to a massive influx in the amount of AP documentation Nutiva manages and processes, such as supplier and freight invoices. Nutiva realized it needed a solution that would enable the company to streamline its AP processes as well as ensure that invoices could be automatically uploaded and linked to its Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP system.
Nutiva selected the M-Files enterprise information management (EIM) solution because it was a flexible system that offered the robust workflow management functionality it required for automating its AP processes. Since implementing M-Files, Nutiva has streamlined and optimized its invoice handling processes and cut the time it takes to create month-end financial management reports in half.
“We evaluated several AP workflow solutions, but they didn’t meet our scalability requirements or provide quick and easy access to AP documentation,” said Inna Neujahr, Controller at Nutiva. “We selected M-Files because of its superior search functionality, advanced access management capabilities and mobile task management functionality. The M-Files implementation process was incredibly fast; we were up and running in two days. I was able to set up all of our document classes, access permissions and workflows myself without having to involve my IT department, and we quickly began to experience document handling and process efficiencies.”
Nutiva Approves Documents and Completes Tasks “On the Go” with M-Files Mobile Apps
Nutiva has embraced the mobile capabilities of M-Files, with a specific emphasis on mobile workflow and task management. The ability for stakeholders to complete tasks as well as advance workflows and processes “anytime, anywhere” using mobile devices has delivered substantial improvements in its invoice processing and inventory management activities.
“I love the way we can interact with M-Files from any mobile device. When I’m out of the office, I can easily find out if invoices have been paid, and even approve invoices from my smart phone. Our director of manufacturing can still review and approve purchase orders for equipment and supplies even when he’s away from his desk on the production floor. The mobile document retrieval and workflow capabilities of M-Files enable us to eliminate workflow bottlenecks, which improves our business process efficiency,” said Neujahr.
“Today’s workforce demands the ability to interact with core business systems and content from any device,” said Greg Milliken, vice president of marketing at M-Files Corporation. “M-Files mobile capabilities are enabling forward-thinking organizations like Nutiva to dramatically improve productivity by giving their employees instant access to the documents and other information they need to do their job, when they need it and from any device. And since M-Files is a true enterprise content management system, Nutiva employees can be confident they’re accessing the right information and the most up to date versions of documents. In addition, the ability for Nutiva to review and approve invoices, purchase orders and other AP and inventory-related documentation from their mobile devices enables them to be more responsive to their suppliers and customers, which in turn has a direct and positive impact on their bottom line.”
Nutiva is the world’s best-selling brand of organic coconut, chia, hemp & red palm superfoods. All Nutiva products are organic and non-GMO certified. Recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies for the last five years, Nutiva currently has 20,000 points of distribution throughout the US, Europe and Asia. They are dedicated to nourishing people and planet by donating 1% of sales to support community and environmental programs. To date, Nutiva has donated more than $ 2 million through their Nutiva Nourish Foundation. Founded in 1999 by John W. Roulac, Nutiva is committed to revolutionizing the way the world eats. For more information, visit http://www.nutiva.com.
About M-Files Corporation
M-Files enterprise information management (EIM) solutions eliminate information silos and provide quick and easy access to the right content from any core business system and device. M-Files achieves higher levels of user adoption resulting in faster ROI with a uniquely intuitive approach to EIM that is based on managing information by “what” it is versus “where” it’s stored. With flexible on-premise, cloud and hybrid deployment options, M-Files places the power of EIM in the hands of the business user and reduces demands on IT by enabling those closest to the business need to access and control content based on their requirements. Thousands of organizations in over 100 countries use the M-Files EIM system as a single platform for managing front office and back office business operations, which improves productivity and quality while ensuring compliance with industry regulations and standards, including companies such as SAS, Elekta and EADS. For more information, visit http://www.m-files.com.
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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2014
Cannabis legislation has been all over the news lately. New York just became the twenty-third state to legalize medical cannabis, and a day later, Washington state’s first recreational marijuana dispensaries opened their doors. Activists have successfully brought cannabis-related initiatives to the November ballot in three states and Washington, DC, and many other state legislatures are working on relaxing cannabis regulations.
In light of all these changes, United Patients Group thought it would be a good time to put together a comprehensive list of which states allow medical cannabis, which states allow recreational cannabis, and which states have pending legislation or ballot initiatives in 2014.
“Cannabis laws vary tremendously from state to state, and they have been changing faster than ever in recent years,” says John Malanca, founder and owner of United Patients Group, a trusted advocate and news source for medical cannabis patients. “We wanted to give a comprehensive overview of where each state stands and where each state is headed.”
Colorado and Washington are currently the only two states that regulate and tax recreational cannabis use. Since the law went into effect on January 1, Colorado has collected $ 11 million in tax revenue to fund education. Washington dispensaries opened on Tuesday, and the state is expecting to reap millions in taxes to fund its healthcare plan and the General Fund.
Three state legislatures passed medical marijuana bills this year: Minnesota on May 30, Maryland on June 1, and New York on July 5. This brings the total number of states that allow legal access to medical cannabis up to twenty-three states plus Washington, DC.
“It has been an incredible year for medical cannabis—and the year is only half over!” exclaims Malanca. “As more people become educated about the benefits of cannabis for treating a wide array of serious ailments, it becomes impossible to deny patients access to the medicine that helps them most.”
Even conservative states that have remained staunchly anti-cannabis have started to relax their stance a bit. This year, eleven states approved the use of a non-psychoactive cannabis derivative, CBD oil, to treat childhood epilepsy. After an affecting series of reports by Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN about how this oil was the only medicine that worked for a group of children with severe epilepsy, governors in Alabama, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Wisconsin signed bills that allow its use. Legislatures in Missouri and North Carolina have approved similar bills, and the governors are expected to sign them soon.
“We applaud these states for recognizing that these children deserve access to medicine that makes an incredible difference to their seizures. We want to point out, however, that many parents find medicine that has more THC in it to be even more effective,” notes Malanca. “And while CBD oil helps with epilepsy, different strains and extracts of cannabis are effective at treating other diseases—including cancer, Alzheimer’s, fibromyalgia, depression, and many others. All patients in these states deserve full access to medical cannabis.”
Looking to the rest of 2014, United Patients Group sees promising activity all over the country. This November, voters in Alaska, DC, and Oregon will have the opportunity to legalize recreational cannabis, which will be regulated and taxed similarly to Colorado and Washington. Voters in Florida will have the opportunity to legalize medical cannabis.
State legislatures are working on cannabis laws, too. This session, many states have considered or are considering legalizing medical marijuana, treating cannabis like alcohol, reducing penalties for marijuana possession, and allowing industrial hemp.
Malanca concludes, “It’s heartening to see that so many states are taking steps to change their unjust cannabis laws, but we still have a lot of work to do to make sure that all Americans can have safe, legal access to the medicine they need.”
UnitedPatientsGroup.com is a discreet, safe, and professional online medical cannabis information resource for prospective and current patients, caregivers, and medicinal cannabis industry professionals.
While most online medical marijuana sites cater to patients already familiar with medical marijuana, the UnitedPatientsGroup.com website is a comprehensive and easy-to-use information source for people of all ages and experience levels, from novice medical cannabis users to experienced industry professionals. The site’s News, Resource, and Blog pages introduce new patients to the ins and outs of medical marijuana healthcare, while helping experienced providers stay abreast of the latest developments in THC and CBD therapies.
A complimentary Five Star-rated United Patients Group medical marijuana app is available on the iTunes app store for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and any iPad.
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 25, 2015
Adherence Information Management (AIM) today unveiled the Cannabis Regulatory Compliance (CRC) Portal solution, an innovative iPad and cloud-based application designed to help state and banking regulators in their efforts to supervise, monitor and manage marijuana businesses.
Built on the Apple Enterprise and AWS platforms, the AIM Cannabis Regulatory Compliance Portal provides regulatory authorities with visibility into the end-to-end marijuana compliance cycle. The solution utilizes a proprietary iPad App to securely capture and assess compliance points related to regulatory adherence and generally accepted accounting principles. Through the use of individualized reports and action plans, the licensee or marijuana business client can work to immediately improve compliance and financial performance.
“Regulators that must assess, track and manage compliance face a broad range of challenges, including process automation and standardization.” said Steve Owens, CEO of AIM. “The AIM Cannabis Regulatory Compliance Portal solution helps address those challenges by providing information and insight to support timely decisions and immediate actions. Moreover, our solution is very secure with encrypted data at rest and in-transit as we approach HIPAA-level compliance. Our CRC Portal supports predictive analytics and big data, and is deployable in a matter of weeks, not months. “
AIM’s software-as-a-service solution is a flexible, modular platform that supports agency compliance cycles, including collection, scoring, ranking and reporting. The platform is designed for banking and state regulatory authorities that require a compliance supervisory program to monitor and report on marijuana businesses. It can be implemented quickly and cost-effectively through the use of Adherence’s rapid deployment model and supporting cloud-based technology.
About Adherence Information Management (AIM)
Adherence Information Management is the market leader in automated regulatory compliance solutions and revenue assurance services for the cannabis industry. AIM’s software is currently utilized in Colorado with more than 100 regulatory compliance audits delivered to date. AIM has operations in Colorado and Nevada and is currently expanding to Washington, Oregon and Arizona.
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It is necessary for you to learn about hemp diaters whether you are expecting a baby in the next few months or not, due to anticipating environmental initiatives and promising economic ventures.
Hemp has the potential to revolutionize the entire clothing industry just as it has rendered old diaper designs and manufacturing methods completely obsolete. By no means is it a radical new discovery, hemp has been cultivated since approximately 8000 B.C., and botanists have understood hemp’s distinction from its psycho-active cousin, marijuana, since they first taxonomized the cannabis family. Botanists wisely dubbed hemp “useful cannabis.” Farmers and manufacturers are just beginning to recognize how amazingly useful hemp may become.
Hemp diapers provide agronomists and economists with tools for estimating hemp’s potential. Rigorous testing and everyday use both confirm what wise homemakers always already have known about hemp: Anything cotton can do, hemp can do better. Against every measure of fibers’ quality, hemp substantially outperforms cotton. When farmers recognize hemp’s potential as a cash crop, hemp easily could replace cotton as the world’s most popular fiber. Acre for acre, hemp yields far more fiber than cotton with far less labor. And, because hemp requires very little cultivation and absolutely no pesticide, it costs considerably less to produce than cotton. Hemp’s profit margin dwarfs cotton’s. Far more importantly over the long term, hemp does not deplete the soil, whereas cotton ravages it. Because hemp ranks among Nature’s most durable fibers, it recycles almost indefinitely, yet it also degrades relatively quickly, making it the ideal compostable fiber.
Given hemp’s profound impact on diaper manufacturing and sales, clothing manufacturers have begun considering hemp’s promise (or threat) in ready-to-wear. If, for example, Levi-Strauss switched from cotton to hemp, their already durable jeans would become almost indestructible. Translation: lower gross sales, but considerably lower operating cost, so that profit reasonably may be expected to increase. Imagine how well hemp denim would work in children’s clothing. One little pair of Oshkosh B’Gosh Overalls might last seven generations.
Some forecasters identify hemp diapers as the canary in the clothing industry’s mine. Hemp diapers’ success very well may signal radical upheaval in everything about how clothes are made, marketed, and sold.
Ashley J Michaels is an home economist.
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