Monday, March 30, 2020
california-cannabis-businesses-are-essential-and-can-operate-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown
We were pushing hard for this. On March 21, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control sent the following email notifying cannabis licensees that they may continue operating despite the state’s lockdown order: On Thursday, March 19, 2020 Governor Gavin Newsom issued a stay at home order to protect the health and well-being of all Californians…
canadian-credit-card-companies-are-offering-relief-to-customers-affected-by-covid-19
Early last week, the government announced a myriad of relief efforts, including immediate plans to extend the 2019 tax deadline for individuals to June 1, 2020. Following suit, major cities, including Toronto, granted extensions to grace periods for utility bill payments and launched measures for further aid.   The top Canadian banks announced unprecedented mortgage relief…
free-webinar-this-thursday-326-we-answer-your-cannabis-coronavirus-questions
COVID-19 has affected almost every aspect of American life, including the business and financial sectors. The cannabis industry is no exception. Many questions still loom for cannabis businesses and investors during this uncertain time. Examples include: regulatory compliance the ability to stay open (and what constitutes an “essential business”) contract enforceability employment issues local, state,…
hemp-cbd-across-state-lines-rhode-island
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulatory authority over hemp…
fda-report-indicates-change-is-coming-for-cbd-but-dont-hold-your-breath
On March 5, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a report to Congress on how the agency intends to regulate hemp-derived CBD (Hemp CBD). The report was accompanied by a press release from the FDA. The report states that the FDA will continue to work on a regulatory framework for Hemp CBD but…
what-happens-to-your-points-when-you-cancel-a-rewards-credit-card
The moment you redeem your credit card rewards can feel exhilarating. Maybe you’ve treated yourself to new merchandise, event tickets, or a free flight. But, when it is time to upgrade your credit card or cancel it altogether, the outcome may not be so joyous. Depending on the type of rewards card you have, you…
breaking-is-cannabis-an-essential-service-under-californias-covid-19-stay-at-home-order
At 5:30 p.m. yesterday, California Governor Gavin Newsom took a giant step forward in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by enacting a “Stay At Home” order (the “Order”) across the state, mandating that California state residents remain in their homes, except to fulfill “essential” needs. The Order is in place seemingly indefinitely as Newsom would…
government-extends-tax-deadline-in-covid-19-economic-response-plan
In ever-evolving circumstances, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced an $82-billion stimulus package to help Canadians and businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures aim to stabilize the economy and support Canadians facing hardships. The announcement comes as part of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan: Support for Canadians and Businesses, which highlights relief efforts. What…
should-you-add-an-authorized-user-to-your-credit-card
Most credit card companies allow their cardholders to add an authorized user to their account – but why would you want to? There are various benefits; for example, you can kickstart your child’s credit history or provide a helping hand to a friend in a financial crisis. While these benefits appear fantastic, hold the phone…
On behalf of everyone at Harris Bricken, our hearts go out to all those impacted by COVID-19 around the world — not only those diagnosed with the virus, but also their friends and family and those whose work, education, and way of life have been affected. Our top priority, as always, is the health and…