“So please help us get through this and insist people rename their strains.” For a more in-depth report on the “State of the Cannabis Market” keynote panel, visit bit.ly/cannabiskeynote . Jay Czarkowski, founding partner of cannabis consultancy Canna Advisors, offered four tips when applying for a cannabis license: Surround yourself with good people. (This suggestion came up many times during the conference and should be a standard operating procedure.) The team you put together and their relevant backgrounds are essential to a successful application. Make sure your business and financial plans are in order. Convey how your business benefits the community, especially patients, if applying for a medical license. Remember to answer every question on the application. This may sound obvious, but it is a common mistake applicants make. Carlos Campos, founder and CEO of C&H Auxiliary Safety Management, Inc., and Luke Tipton, a safety consultant from Milestone Safety Group, led the session entitled “OSHA Compliance: Why and Marijuana Stocks How to Prepare Now.” Speakers Carlos Campos (left) of C&H Auxiliary Safety Management and Luke Tipton of Milestone Safety Group spoke on preparing for “OSHA Compliance.” While safety regulations may seem overwhelming or even a bother, Tipton reminded attendees that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) expects all employers to be compliant. “It’s the employer’s responsibility,” he said. Campos added, “You should not fear reaching out to your local OSHA organization.” An OSHA consultant’s mission is to help employers with compliance.