Five Things Every Cannabis Business Needs Before They Open

From licensing and bank accounts to installing the right shelves, here are a few things you should know before you open your doors to the public. Obviously, there’s going to be a lot of other hurdles and requirements that come with starting a business – but by remembering these five things, you’ll be off to a much better start than many others.

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Political & Corporate Lobbying Influences Emerge in Cannabis

Two new lobbying coalitions have emerged recently in the cannabis legalization movement, sparking some support, some backlash and mounting skepticism. One is backed by the Koch family and conservative thinktanks and another by the tobacco and alcohol industries.

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New York Legalizes Adult Use Cannabis

Governor Cuomo signed The Marijuana Revenue and Taxation Act (MRTA) into law, legalizing adult use and possession of cannabis immediately. The bill also establishes the Office of Cannabis Management, which will launch and manage the regulatory system for the commercial cannabis market in New York.

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Wyoming Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Legalize Cannabis

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Wyoming have introduced a bill to legalize and regulate cannabis this week. Polling showed a majority of Wyoming residents support cannabis legalization, shortly after two neighboring states legalized cannabis in 2020.

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Learning from The First Wave Part 3: Seven Basic Questions About Local Cannabis Ordinances & Real Estate

In this three-part series, cannabis lawyer and compliance expert Todd Feldman takes a look at how laws shape California’s supply chain, constrains business practices and affects the cost of doing business. In Part Three, we analyze local regulations.

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Learning from the First Wave Part 1: How Law Shapes the California Cannabis Industry

In this three-part series, cannabis lawyer and compliance expert Todd Feldman takes a look at how laws shape California’s supply chain, constrains business practices and affects the cost of doing business. In part one, we find that the regulated cannabis market can only be understood in relation to the previous medical market as well as the ongoing “traditional” market.

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Cannabis M&A in the Post-COVID Era

Prospects for the New Year are expected to continue the explosive year-end trend with a backlog of nearly $2 billion in deals heading into 2021. Growth is expected to be led by multi-state operators who have achieved scale, cleaned up their balance sheets and stockpiled dry powder for roll-up acquisitions.

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