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22
Jun
2020

Cannabis Contracting: The Potential Invalidity Defense Created By Federal Prohibition

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Cannabis Contracting: The Potential Invalidity Defense Created By Federal Prohibition The overwhelming majority of Americans now live in a state where cannabis is legal at the state level for at least some purposes.1 However, cannabis (excluding hemp) remains criminal under federal law for all purposes. This conflict between state and federal law presents challenges for participants in

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12
Jun
2020

International Cooperation: The Next Generation of Cannabis Development?

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International Cooperation: The Next Generation of Cannabis Development? The Canadian-German market connection has been a “thing” ever since the middle of the last decade. But this is not the only international cannabis connection. Indeed, firms in multiple countries have been developing international partnerships for quite some time – and not just deals involving the plant or

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12
Jun
2020

How to Name and Brand Your Cannabis Business

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How to Name and Brand Your Cannabis Business Once you have your product and your business model conceived in the legal cannabis industry, it’s time to brand your endeavor. Branding is what will differentiate your company from others in the same cannabis space. It’s a reflection of what you value and why customers should care about

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4
Jun
2020

Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo Goes Virtual

Cannabis Quality Conference & Expo Goes Virtual The prospect of large events with 50 or more people in Illinois taking place in 2020 seems highly unlikely. Illinois released a plan called Restore Illinois that consists of five phases for reopening the economy. Illinois entered into Phase 2 in early May;  it is not until Phase 5

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22
May
2020

How to Grow a New Cannabis Business Amid a Pandemic

22.05.2020 admin Canada No Comments

How to Grow a New Cannabis Business Amid a Pandemic The COVID-19 crisis is plunging the global economy into recession, changing consumer behavior and the world of business. Cannabis businesses are no stranger to operating in a challenging landscape. The constantly evolving legal status, regulatory hurdles and social stigma has forced founders in this space to

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11
May
2020

Scotland Moves Forward With Its First Cannabis Farm

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Scotland Moves Forward With Its First Cannabis Farm The village of Langholm, known locally as the “Muckle Toon,” with its most famous descendent being Neil Armstrong (the first man on the moon) is about to get another first. Namely, it will be the location of the first Scottish cannabis farm. Father and son entrepreneurs William and

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9
May
2020

Navigating COVID-19 in the Cannabis industry in the UK

Navigating COVID-19 in the Cannabis industry in the UK There is no doubt all industries are feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic; however, cannabis businesses face a unique set of challenges. Business operations, consumer behavior and financials will be analysed more than ever as businesses seek to position themselves during the pandemic and beyond when lockdowns

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1
May
2020

Essential Cannabis Businesses Must Protect Employees and Customers During COVID-19 With Sanitation and Social Distancing Practices

Essential Cannabis Businesses Must Protect Employees and Customers During COVID-19 With Sanitation and Social Distancing Practices Unlike their retail neighbors who have been forced to move inventory online to survive, many cannabis businesses are considered essential and remain open during the current pandemic. With that, though, comes a tremendous responsibility to maintain optimal protocol for safe

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18
Apr
2020

Cannabis Businesses Remain Ineligible To Receive Federal Financial Assistance

18.04.2020 admin Canada No Comments

Cannabis Businesses Remain Ineligible To Receive Federal Financial Assistance In our previous post, we touched on the fact that state-legal medical and recreational cannabis businesses (including indirect cannabis businesses) could not receive federal financial assistance due to the continued Schedule I status of cannabis under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). While state-legal medical and recreational cannabis businesses have

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