Senator Wiener introduces bill; The pain numbers are in – Cannabis in the News week of 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 [...]

2018-12-12T20:45:56-03:00By |

Why Every Cannabis Business Needs a Chief Compliance Officer

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 [...]

2018-12-12T20:47:41-03:00By |

Cannabis in the News

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 [...]

2018-12-12T20:49:26-03:00By |

Cannabis Private Investment Summit West Highlights

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. [...]

2018-12-12T20:51:05-03:00By |

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

  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 [...]

2018-05-14T13:05:36-03:00By |

Can Cannabis Legitimately Aid Us with Our Major Health Ailments?

  Though swinging in the right direction as of late, the federal government is still in limbo about cannabis. However, the majority of states have spoken. Twenty-nine states have now legalized marijuana for medical use, and it is undoubtedly coming out from the shadows. Still, there’s a lot to learn about the plant and there’s [...]

2018-04-24T08:24:39-03:00By |

Cannabis in the News week of March 26, 2018

Here’s what’s catching our eye in cannabis news this week: Sonoma and Yolo Counties have joined San Francisco and San Diego in working to help low-level cannabis offenders clear their records, with thousands already done across multiple counties. Many more could we close, especially if a new bill proposed by Assemblyman [...]

2018-03-30T17:03:31-03:00By |