USA

18
Apr
2019

Navigating the New World of Marijuana

The marijuana market has grown substantially over the course of the past few years. With so much growth and new legislation occurring around North America and in select countries abroad, it seems as though it can be difficult at times to navigate the tricky obstacles of buying and using cannabis. So here is a small

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17
Apr
2019

The Key to Success for California Cannabis Businesses – Managing Tax Liabilities

The key to the long-term success of every medical or adult-use cannabis business in California will be found in the management of tax liabilities. The usual reasons for long-term success in business – creativity, perseverance, experience, business acumen and connections – are important. The management of the direct and indirect impact of the multiple taxes

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16
Apr
2019

Cannabis Bucks Boost Commercial Real Estate

The legal cannabis industry is certainly making the dollars flow in Northern California.  Example: business property that sat vacant for years got buyers–from cannabis-related businesses–soon after legalization. Shasta Gateway Industrial Park in Shasta Lake City sold off its last three undeveloped parcels in the boom. To read more…

16
Apr
2019

OPINION: NAVIGATING THE STIGMAS, RULES AND TABOOS OF CANNABIS ADVERTISING

An unstoppable green wave, the global cannabis market is projected to reach $166 billion by 2025, Euromonitor International says. The marketing dollars attached will almost certainly be huge, but the associated challenges are impossible to ignore. Living in Los Angeles one becomes somewhat numbed to the speed of change in this market. As I drive the five or

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15
Apr
2019

New data show Americans are turning to CBD as a cure-all for the modern condition

Americans are anxious. We’re suffering from economic anxiety, political anxiety, social media overload, neuroexistentialism, and plain old FOMO. And in CBD, many hope to find a cure for this modern condition. That little three-letter acronym—which stands for cannabidiol, one of the many chemical compoundscalled “cannabinoids” that naturally occur in cannabis plants—wasn’t familiar to many Americans several years ago. But in 2016,

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15
Apr
2019

Post Smuggler Robert Platshorn Pitches Pot to Seniors

Dressed in a white guayabera and loose-fitting grandpa jeans, Robert Platshorn walks onto a small stage set up in the clubhouse of Lakes of Delray, a 55-and-over condo development in Delray Beach. About 300 snow-haired residents sit on dining-room chairs on a midafternoon in early March. They’ve shown up to hear Platshorn talk about the herbal remedy

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