Monday, February 17, 2020
the-bccs-fight-to-allow-home-delivery-throughout-california
    It’s no secret that California’s cannabis operators are currently in a regulatory and business environment where red tape, the illegal market, and significant taxes make life hard. At the same time, the state is trying to protect, promote, and grow the industry in a variety of ways, one of which is fighting off…
best-veterinary-scales-for-weighing-cats
One question that we are asked about once a month involves digital scales for weighing cats and kittens. Customers have learned over the years to visit our site and look for low price pet scales, so it’s natural that this would be one of the products that folks would be interested in. The best veterinary…
top-6-growing-pains-in-californias-cannabis-marketplace
Every state that’s legalized cannabis for adults 21-and-up has faced that moment or even series of moments that threatened to really derail or seriously stymie market development. California is at that crossroads and has been almost from the outset of the first issuances of cannabis licenses back in January 2018. California will, of course, eventually…
oregon-limits-the-import-and-export-of-hemp-and-hemp-products
A few weeks ago, we explained what Oregon’s “total THC” testing requirement is and why it matters from a contractual point of view. Today, we further explore this issue and discuss how it is affecting industry players’ ability to export and import hemp and hemp products to the Beaver State. Back in 2018, Oregon law…
why-does-cannabis-have-different-effects-on-people-study-says-it-could-be-genes
There are a lot of questions as to why people report experiencing contradicting effects…
rrsps-resps-tfsas-and-gics-the-abcs-of-your-savings-options
As January chugs along, you’re likely being inundated with Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) ads. The deadline for making RRSP contributions to offset your 2019 taxes is March 2, 2020. But is an RRSP your best option if you want to invest in your future? The answer depends on several variables, including your age, income, marital and…
hemp-and-cbd-submit-your-comments-on-usda-interim-hemp-rules-by-december-30
The hemp industry is up in arms over the USDA’s interim rules establishing a domestic hemp program.  As of this writing you can find some 900 comments published on regulations.gov. The din of complaints about the deleterious effect of several rules caused Senator Chuck Shumer to send a letter on December 3 to U.S. Agriculture…
receivership-and-distressed-cannabis-assets-in-california
Succeeding in the cannabis industry is not easy, especially in California. Complex regulation, high taxes, expensive real estate, and competition with the black market are just a handful of factors that challenge cannabis businesses. The majority of players lack sufficient reserves and agility to stay in the game. Due to the substantial upfront costs required…
utah-cannabis-state-of-the-state
As I wrote in a prior blog post, Utah’s cannabis market has special characteristics that you are unlikely to find in other states. This is due in large part to Utah’s hardworking, predominantly conservative, and compassionate culture. Marry those qualities together and the parameters and developments of the Utah medical cannabis and hemp marketplaces make…
protecting-hemp-cbd-business-information
According to recent reports, the hemp-derived cannabidiol (“Hemp-CBD”) market is expected to grow by 700 percent by 2020 and grow to $2.1 billion by 2020. Given this significant growth forecast, sensitive business information (also known as trade secrets) has become an incredibly valuable asset for Hemp-CBD stakeholders. Realizing value from those trade secrets requires sharing them with…