The North American Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top performing cannabis stocks in the U.S. and Canada, increased 18% in January.
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The North American Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top performing cannabis stocks in the U.S. and Canada, increased 61% in December.
After gaining 15% in October, the Canadian market continued its rally as the Canadian Marijuana Index increased 52% in November, the largest single month increase since the index’s creation.
The North American Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top performing cannabis stocks in the U.S. and Canada, increased 4% in October.
Oregon’s laws regarding cannabis testing for pesticides and insecticides are a double-edged sword. Just like many things in life, there is a trade-off to progress.
The North American Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top performing cannabis stocks in the U.S. and Canada, increased 6% in September on strong Canadian momentum.
The North American Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top performing cannabis stocks in the U.S. and Canada, decreased 11% in August.
What can you do to make sure you’re poised for success in this unpredictable, highly competitive industry? Here are four tried-and-true practices that you can apply to your dispensary in any state.
The North American Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top performing cannabis stocks in the U.S. and Canada, increased 11% in July. This marks the first positive month for the North American Index since January.
The North American Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top performing cannabis stocks in the U.S. and Canada, decreased 3% in June as continued losses in Canada closed out the Index’s second worst performing quarter since its inception in January 2015.
Change is the only constant. Reflecting on the past seven years in the cannabis industry, I marvel at how much has changed and how quickly it has happened.
The North American Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top performing cannabis stocks in the U.S. and Canada, decreased 15% in May as stocks sold off in both markets. This marks the worst performing month for the North American Marijuana Index since December 2015.
All three of the California agencies charged with implementation of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act released their initial draft of new cannabis rules on April 28, 2017. This long-awaited event puts some meat on the ‘til-now skeletal ideas of what is going to happen in California as the expansion of the state-legal cannabis industry into adult recreational use moves forward.
The North American Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top performing cannabis stocks in the United States and Canada, decreased 9% in April due primarily to heavy losses in the United States.
When it comes to the cannabis industry, it’s difficult to even find an accurate comparison in business. Every business in this industry is effectively a startup in addition to the fact that we’re in one of the newest and fastest growing industries in the world; that makes it like a startup on steroids. To say it’s unpredictable and risky is an understatement.
Today, April 18, 2017, at 7 p.m., Costa Mesa City Council is expected to adopt Resolution No. 17-30, setting fees for the permitting of medical marijuana businesses pursuant to Measure X.
Some big proposed changes came down on April 4, 2017, in the California Bureau of Cannabis Control’s Proposed Trailer Bill Legislation. As the industry digests and considers the implications of these proposed changes, some of the more notable changes seem to reflect a friendlier approach to cannabis regulation in some key areas.
The North American Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top performing cannabis stocks in the United States and Canada, decreased 2% in March as losses in Canada overtook modest gains in the U.S.
While non-food-contact surfaces are critical to the form and function of a facility for edibles, food-contact surfaces are at the frontline of food safety. Equipment purchases have to ensure hygienic design and permit efficient disassembly for cleaning, scrubbing, inspecting and sanitizing.
Nothing evokes passionate debate in the cannabis community like the threat of big business taking over. The arguments against big marijuana fill the internet. The heartfelt plea to preserve small farms is echoed throughout the US, Canada, and Jamaica. At the Marijuana Business Conference in Las Vegas last November there was even a debate dedicated to arguing which was better: Craft Cannabis vs Big Marijuana.
The marijuana industry is proving to be profitable for landlords, with businesses willing to pay premium rents. Conversely, it is also complex and has many details from a risk management standpoint.
Can a taxpayer who sells medical marijuana which is subject to the IRC §280E disallowance rules also be engaged in another business not subject to IRC §280E?
The Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced via email on Nov. 17 that it’s anticipating an influx of applications from prospective recreational marijuana businesses. If you hope to become a licensed recreational processor and want to avoid delays in having your application processed, compliance is critical.
Last month, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco issued an opinion in United States v. McIntosh that essentially eviscerates the power of the federal government to prosecute cannabis businesses that strictly comply with state medical marijuana laws.
As business owners, managing risk is something we are all aware of, but it’s often pushed to the side, especially with new businesses, in the battle for cash flow and stability. We tell ourselves that we will work on risk once we are making money.
An effective executive summary gives a brief, high-level overview of your business, the financing that you are seeking, and it should pique the interest of decision makers.
While the demand for edibles continues to rise, so too do the expectations for producers to follow good manufacturing practices and food safety plans consistent with federal requirements.
The cannabis industry is growing in every respect and events are no exception. From small regional meetings to full-scale 3-day expos across the United States, an industry enthusiast could spend 85% of the year going to events. But which ones are worth it?
Even though cannabis remains illegal under federal law, the federal government still has an interest in the wages, hours and working conditions of all cannabis industry employees.
For years, cannabis use has been the worst kept secret in athletics. It’s widespread in just about every amateur and professional arena from universities to the Olympics to the major leagues.
Here are three additional mistakes I see occurring frequently as business owners look for financing. Steer clear of these pitfalls and you will dramatically increase your chances for success.
Business owners were hit with a surprise in 2015 when Lloyd’s of London—one of the largest insurers in the cannabis industry—announced it was backing away from the business. It cited regulatory uncertainty and the high risk nature of the business.
As a veteran in commercial financing for marijuana businesses, I have seen many business owners struggle to obtain funding.
Cannabis business owners must quickly become accustomed to living in a world where nearly every aspect of their operation is meticulously regulated.
Want to know the most important factor for being a respected professional in today’s legal cannabis industry? Reputation.
Sales and use tax compliance represents a substantial risk to cannabis enterprises seeking to prosper in California.
Raymond Schwab, U.S. Vet and father of six children, is the latest casualty in an escalating war taking place in family courts all over the country.
Knowledge is power but so is misinformation. Small investors need to understand the product and its history. It is important to remember the past, especially if it was revised.
Latin America is being transformed from the bloody fields of the drug war to a place where the growth of medical and recreational marijuana is potentially becoming a major development crop.
In early November 2015, Mexico’s Supreme Court decided that marijuana use was a basic human right, critical to self-determination.
In a development that has been brewing in Germany since last year, the government quietly released a draft of its medical marijuana bill, “Cannabis as Medicine,” on Jan. 7, 2016.
This year, 2016, will be the first full fiscal year in which California will spend money on regulating the industry.
It is a moment that activists and legalization proponents from the business community thought might never happen. The state of New York started medical marijuana sales on Jan. 7, 2016.
While recent data from New Frontier has shown that women are significantly less likely to participate in medical marijuana programs than men, women working in legal marijuana continue to actively advance the industry.
Right before Christmas, on Dec. 23, 2015, the DEA released a press release quietly announcing a new federal advancement on cannabinoid research.
Want to find a place to celebrate the New Year with canna-friends, celebrating the new freedoms and greater legalization that 2016 is sure to bring?
In what has been seen, depending on one’s perspective, as an obvious legal stance or an administration taking an overdue stand on federal intent, the Obama administration has again spoken publicly about its stance on marijuana reform.
You had to have strong conviction to stay in this sector as an individual investor, but you also had to have a sense of humor. Sometimes it seemed like open mic night at the comedy club … you know, not always very funny.
Vermont’s state legislature is set to become the first in the country to legalize a recreational industry without being pushed, prodded or forced to do the same by state voters in a special voter initiative.
The Arcview Group, perhaps the country’s best known cannabis investor group and the number one source of deal flow for the industry, has announced a new entrepreneur pitch session for Feb. 1-2, 2016.