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

2018-12-12T20:45:56-07:00By |

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 [...]

Why Every Cannabis Business Needs a Chief Compliance Officer

2018-12-12T20:47:41-07:00By |

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 [...]

Cannabis Private Investment Summit West Highlights

2018-12-12T20:51:05-07:00By |

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. [...]

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

2018-01-03T16:43:53-07:00By |

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 -

Spotlight: ChefsFeed — Apple’s App of the Year for Apple TV

2020-07-10T18:04:27-07:00By |

Congrats to ChefsFeed! Recognized as App of the Year for Apple TV in the U.S. and Canada, a highly selective award designated by Apple’s App Store editors. According to Statista, there are more than two million apps available on iOS platforms making the “best of” list highly competitive Are you a food lover? Intrigued [...]

Greenstate awards both SAVA and Octavia Wellness in Best Service – Greenstate Cannabis Awards 2018

2021-09-08T16:49:11-07:00By |

Two Big Rock portfolio companies were recognized today in the Greenstate Cannabis Awards Best Services category. SAVA's curated box delivery was awarded Best Delivery in Northern California while Octavia Wellness's wellness consultant program was honored with Best Personalized Services. We are proud of both of these teams and their hard work at the [...]

The Power and Potential of Cannabis: Why Now is the Most Exciting Time in the Industry

2017-09-28T08:07:10-07:00By |

Earlier month I had the good fortune of sitting on a New West Summit panel with some like-minded individuals that believe, as I do, in the power and potential of the cannabis plant. What Dave Morin, Roger McNamee, and I discussed left me with renewed vigor that the time is now to [...]

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