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 […]

Can Cannabis Legitimately Aid Us with Our Major Health Ailments?

April 24, 2018 |

  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 still a stigma attached with […]

Cannabis Q&A with legal expert, Beau Epperly

April 09, 2018 |

Cannabis Q&A with legal expert, Beau Epperly

Cannabis in the News week of March 26, 2018

March 30, 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 Rob Bonta passes.  According to […]

Cannabis in the News: Week of March 19, 2018

March 23, 2018 |

We say all the time that the cannabis industry is “minute to minute” and we are continuously monitoring for the latest, be it changes in laws, cool new products, helpful research, inspiring stories, and so much more. Here’s what’s catching our eye in this week’s cannabis news: Data analytics firm New Frontier Data analyzes what […]

Changing the Cannabis Stigma, One Story at a Time

March 20, 2018 |

“Stigma” by definition is a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person, and while the negative associations around cannabis are lessening every day, there are still many who are keeping the stigma alive. Why this negative stigma is continuing to perpetuate varies greatly, but we believe that for many it’s simply […]

Movers & Shakers: Female Execs in Cannabis that Inspire the Big Rock Family

January 31, 2018 |

The cannabis industry is heating up and many are saying 2018 will be the year it takes over on a much broader national level. Big Rock is proud to partner with many talented founders and CEOs that that are pioneering this space, both through personal entrepreneurial endeavors or as lawyers fighting for this community. These […]

Remembering a Cannabis legend: the mighty Dennis Peron

January 29, 2018 |

Many of us in and around the cannabis industry have heavy hearts this weekend. Dennis Peron passed yesterday. This man was a true legend who paved the way for our efforts today.  Yet while I’m deeply saddened by this loss, I’m equally invigorated to be a part of the Big Rock family, collaborating with all those […]

Big Rock and portfolio company, Octavia Wellness, featured in New York Times: California Marijuana Start-Ups, Shut Out From Banks, Turn to Private Backing

January 03, 2018 |

Big Rock and portfolio company, Octavia Wellness, were honored to be sources of knowledge for Juile Weed’s most recent article for the New York Times – California Marijuana Start-Ups, Shut Out From Banks, Turn to Private Backing. Read the full article here – https://nyti.ms/2E0O6iu

Everyone is Watching the California Cannabis Industry: What Needs to Change Now for Us to Get it Right

December 30, 2017 |

In October 2017 Napa and Sonoma counties were devastated by the Tubbs fires, which left 42 people dead, and scorched more than 8,400 structures. The inferno has dealt the California cannabis industry a particularly savage blow, one which is being compounded by new state regulations ushering in an era of recreational cannabis use. Unanswered questions […]

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