Hiro Clark Announces Collaboration with Classic Car Club Manhattan

July 20, 2018 |

Big Rock portfolio company Hiro Clark has joined forces with the guys at Classic Car Club to create three limited edition shirts that celebrate some of history’s most iconic sports cars. About Hiro Clark Launched in Fall 2014, Hiro Clark is a brand for guys. The perfect tees & sweats. Born in L.A. Los Angeles is […]

Cannabis in the News: July 1, 2018

July 01, 2018 |

What do Snoop Dog, Star Trek’s Captain Jean-Luc Picard, and a multinational British tobacco company have in common? This past week, all three closed the series A funding round of one biotech firm, Oxford Cannabinoid Technologies . The firm is working towards the discovery of novel cannabinoid (CBD) treatments. Their research areas consist of chronic […]

Cannabis News According to Canada

June 18, 2018 |

  Part I: Political Our Northern Friends almost, finally did it. The Canadian Senate made history in Ottowa this past Friday. They passed the 3rd reading on Legislation on C-45. Canada’s C-45 Bill , championed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, proposes to legalize access to cannabis, while controlling and regulating how it is grown, distributed, and […]

Cannabis in the News: New York’s Big Bet

June 04, 2018 |

Cannabis is big business. With legalization closer than ever in the state of New Yorkpolitical, social, and economic forces are convening in the Big Apple to create a rich and fertile soil that will germinate the legal cannabis industry in the state of New York and beyond. Cannabis is making giant leaps forward from the […]

Glossary of Hemp Terms and Laws

June 01, 2018 |

When you’re knee, dare I say, brow, -deep in the cannabis culture, industry, and market, there are certain terms used and laws referenced internally that just don’t simply translate to those not here in the day to day. The regulations at all levels change so quickly even us in the industry struggle to keep up. […]

Senator Wiener introduces bill; The pain numbers are in – Cannabis in the News week of May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018 |

Here’s what’s catching our eye in cannabis news this week: This week California senator Scott Wiener will introduce a bill designed to ease tax burdens for charities that provide medicinal cannabis to patients at no cost. The senator identifies these charitable groups as unintended casualties of Prop 64 saying, “Applying taxes to compassionate care will […]

Cannabis in the News: Week of May 13

May 21, 2018 |

Last week was a good one for several states with significant strides made in the cannabis industry. Here’s what was a-buzz: The economics of commercial cannabis often have a significant barrier to entry, and a new license in California could help smaller cannabis startups by enabling them to co-work – something small-scale caterers and boutique bakers […]

Why Every Cannabis Business Needs a Chief Compliance Officer

May 18, 2018 |

The legislative landscape for cannabis is ever changing; more so than most professionals in this industry have ever previously encountered. At a minimum, California operators must comply with state and local regulations, but in large urban areas such as San Francisco or Los Angeles,  operators need to understand the laws for the counties surrounding them in order […]

Cannabis in the News

May 14, 2018 |

Here’s what’s catching our eye in cannabis news this week: The Sacramento Bee is reporting that so far California hasn’t collected as much in marijuana taxes as was projected, having earned just $34 million of the projected $175 million in revenue expected between January and June of this year. On May 8 Utah’s “Right to Try” medical cannabis […]

Cannabis Private Investment Summit West Highlights

May 14, 2018 |

Earlier this month I participated in the third Cannabis Private Investment Summit WEST in Beverly Hills. This family office summit series highlights the industry’s top entrepreneurs, technology innovations, and investment opportunities, and hosts a bevy of industry experts, entrepreneurs, and government enforcement officials to discuss the critical risks and opportunities investors should consider. I was honored to participate, […]

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