In this World of Cannabis Interview, watch Caroline Cahill, Managing Editor of MJINews.com and Marijuana Industry News magazine, interview Kevin Sutherland, CEO of Canna Mergers.
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Buying, selling or investing in any business requires proper due diligence. In the cannabis industry – you need to take extra steps. Hear Kevin Sutherland, CEO of Canna Mergers, and Paul Shively, a compliance expert, discuss the diligence you need to perform as you invest in the legal cannabis industry.
When it comes to the legal marijuana industry, the devil is in the details; and nothing is more devilish, or more onerous, than complying with the intricate rules and regulations imposed upon the industry.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 21, 2017—MJIC, Inc., the leading provider of cannabis regulatory compliance solutions and services, media, investor capital and supply chain distribution, announced today that it expects to sell out for its upcoming third annual Cannabis Business Expo, March 5 – 8 in San Diego, California.
OTTAWA, Ontario, Feb. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Recently, two licensed producers of cannabis for medical purposes undertook voluntary recalls of cannabis products that contained low levels of prohibited pest control products (myclobutanil/bifenazate/pyrethrins).
On Dec. 9, 2016, the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission named the 102 recipients of Stage One dispensary license pre-approvals, concluding the state’s application process for growers, processors and dispensaries.
HUMBOLDT, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — A collective of Humboldt County, California cannabis farms have announced an alliance to create America’s craft cannabis brand: Humboldt’s Finest.
SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 5, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Green Bits, the painless point-of-sale (POS) for cannabis retailers and dispensaries, has partnered with Leafly, the world’s largest cannabis information resource, to provide legal cannabis business owners an easier way to provide patients and consumers up-to-date menu information to help them choose the right product.
The short answer to the headline question is yes, the marijuana world does need another magazine and it needs this one. Although I’m not paid by the word, the inaugural issue of Marijuana Industry News magazine deserves better than a one-word defense, so here it is.
To help you get started, this guide will provide the basics on how to open a bank account for your cannabis business.
DENVER, Nov. 15, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Hoban Law Group, the nation’s premier cannabusiness law firm, and Tokken, announce a collaboration to assist marijuana businesses, ancillary enterprises, and financial institutions with regulatory hurdles in the cannabis industry.
A marijuana cultivation facility in Boulder, Colorado, has been fined $10,000 by the city for violating a local odor ordinance.
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.
PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 2, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — HISIERRA™ Renewable Sustainable Child Resistant Packaging is pleased to announce HISIERRA™ is Pre-Approved by the Oregon OLCC for immediate use.
PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 1, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission will release its new online packaging and labeling application tomorrow.
LOS ANGELES, June 28, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — MJIC Inc. has hired Paul Shively, founder of Paul Shively and Associates, the legal cannabis industry’s leading corporate compliance firm to lead MJIC Compliance.
If you’ve ever dreamt of saying the words, “I just applied for Willie Nelson’s weed company,” your dreams are about to become a reality.
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.
BOULDER, Colo., May 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Longtime cannabis entrepreneurs Dan Anglin and Frank Falconer today announce Americanna, the first gummy in Colorado to meet the state’s strict standards for edible cannabis products.
NEW YORK, May 10, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Viridian Capital Advisors is pleased to announce two additional companies selected to present at our Florida cannabis investment conference on June 8, 2016 at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Hotel.
On April 8, 2016, a lawsuit challenging Detroit’s new medical marijuana laws was dropped by the group of medical marijuana dispensaries that had filed the case. Under the new rules, medical marijuana dispensaries are barred from operating within 1,000 feet of a school, park, church or day care.
Cannabis business owners must quickly become accustomed to living in a world where nearly every aspect of their operation is meticulously regulated.
On March 16, 2016, Comprehensive Cannabis Consulting, a cannabis consultancy and author of Cannabis Benchmarks, announced that it predicts there will be a cannabis shortage in Colorado and Oregon due to noncompliant cannabis being removed from circulation.
DENVER, March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Comprehensive Cannabis Consulting (3C), the leading consultancy and think-tank for the Cannabis Industry, and author of the industry leading Cannabis Benchmarks® report, predicts that regulatory compliance – specifically quality control and safety testing – in Colorado and Oregon will knock significant amounts of cannabis out of circulation due to noncompliance for contamination and pesticide residues.
In the session “How California Sales and Use Tax Law Can Prevent Your Business From Obtaining a State License” at the California Cannabis Business Expo on March 5, Mike Parnes will discuss California’s sales and use tax law’s applicability to cannabis-related businesses.
DENVER, Feb. 17, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Denver Consulting Group and Kush Bottles, Inc. announced that the companies have formed a strategic alliance.
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — More than 400 people attended workshops in Portland last week as the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) rolled out the first of three phases of training with the Cannabis Tracking System (CTS) for Oregon’s Recreational Marijuana System.
Sales and use tax compliance represents a substantial risk to cannabis enterprises seeking to prosper in California.
DENVER, Jan. 26, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Good Chemistry, one of Denver’s leading medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries, has announced the newest addition to their executive team, Laura Davis, who joins as Director of Compliance.
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Signal Bay Inc. (OTC:SGBY) a leading provider of cannabis consulting, operations, research and laboratory services is pleased to provide our shareholders a corporate update.
On Jan. 12, 2016, Privateer Holdings, a private equity firm focused on the legal cannabis industry, announced that it has hired Dante Tosetti, formerly a Federal Reserve Bank Examiner, as Director of Treasury Compliance.
Since the passing of Measure 91, Oregon’s path to marijuana legalization has been awash in waves of new legislation. These legislative waves have produced a policy roadmap that can sometimes be difficult to navigate.
DENVER, Dec 8., 2015 /Weed Wire/ — National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), alongside leading cannabis industry software and service provider MJ Freeway, will host “Cannabusiness Compliance 101,” a 3.5-hour seminar on December 9th in Honolulu, HI.
DENVER, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Denver Consulting Group and CannaScore jointly announced today that the companies have entered into a comprehensive sponsorship agreement with Women Grow.
DENVER, Oct. 7, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Denver Consulting Group (www.denverconsultinggroup.com), the nation’s leading provider of dispensary application and business-building services to the cannabis industry, announced today that the company has accepted new marijuana industry clients.
DENVER, Oct. 7, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — CannaScore (www.canna-score.com), the developers of the world’s first real-time compliance software for the marijuana industry, announced that its patented cannabis compliance auditing system is now available.
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25, 2015 — Kush Bottles (www.kushbottles.com), North America’s premier supplier of customizable child-resistant packaging solutions and accessories for the legal cannabis industry, announced today that Ben Wu, the company’s president, was named to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission Recreational Marijuana Rules Advisory Technical Subcommittee on Packaging.
CHICAGO, July 7, 2015 /Weed Wire/ – HerbFront Inc. is pleased to announce a new subscription-based model that will provide users with unlimited listings and searches on the only real estate platform exclusive to the cannabis industry.
LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Kind Financial, the leading financial solutions company to the cannabis industry, today acquired the assets of Agrisoft Development Group, a seed-to-sale compliance software company.
As cultivation, distribution, medical and personal use become increasingly legal at the state level, entrepreneurs, their friends and family and other early-stage investors are starting to see pathways to harvest.
Last week, the Washington Liquor Control Board ran its first regulatory compliance check on recreational marijuana dispensaries in the state and the results were less than stellar. Four out of the 22 retail stores checked were found selling marijuana to minors.
On April 9, 2015, Rep. Earl Blumenauer and Sen. Ron Wyden announced that they will introduce the Small Business Tax Equity Act of 2015 in Congress next week. The purpose of the bill is to amend Section 280E of the Internal Revenue Code.
What all dispensaries have in common, at least what they’re supposed to have in common, is that they have to play by the rules of bureaucracy.
We often like to think that marijuana cultivation is inherently an environmentally friendly process. Most of the perception is due in part to the hippie stereotype attached to marijuana.
(New York, N.Y., December 18, 2014) – BioTrackTHC™, the leading provider of compliance, tracking and inventory management software for the legal cannabis industry, announced that it has engaged Viridian Capital Group, and its broker dealer Pickwick Capital Partners, as financial and strategic advisors.
DENVER, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — MJ Freeway®, the industry-leading cannabis business software platform, is pleased to announce its integration with the Washington State Liquor Control Board’s traceability system.
Agrisoft focuses on accountability in the cannabis growth and sales industry by offering customized seed to sale software solutions. Agrisoft Seed to Sale has been developed with a focus on each aspect of the cannabis industry including regulatory compliance.
Denver Relief Consulting specializes in advancing the best cultivation and business practices within the marijuana industry.