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, […]

Pot Politics: US Politicians are finally coming to the table on cannabis

May 14, 2018 |

  The times they are a changin’ – in the political landscape that envelopes cannabis and hemp policy, the times are a changin’ on a daily basis. Be it the rescinding of the Cole memo by Attorney General Jeff Sessions or a dismal industry report from the OC Register, the news has not been on the sunny side for […]

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