Thursday, October 17, 2019
best-of-finance-winners-the-best-credit-cards-and-banking-products-for-2019
RateSupermarket.ca aims to make financial decision-making easier for the consumer by acknowledging the best credit cards and banking products in Canada at its annual Best of Finance Awards. (Originally published May 15, 2019) The credit card, loan, bank account, or mortgage you choose can affect how the future of your money, how investors and lenders…
vaping-epidemic-and-cannabis-what-cannabis-businesses-can-expect
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the U.S. is facing a vaping epidemic where consumers are potentially inhaling/ingesting very toxic chemicals in the form of vaporized nicotine liquid and THC oil. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevent (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and state and local governments are still trying…
vaping-in-oregon-the-flavored-products-ban-is-just-the-beginning
On Friday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order No. 19-09 (the “Order”), which directs the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to “take immediate action to address the vaping public health crisis.” In one sense, the Order is narrower than many people feared and expected: specifically, it bans only…
hemp-cbd-across-state-lines-kentucky
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…
icymi-the-house-passes-the-safe-banking-act
Great news! In a pretty historic moment, the House of Representatives officially voted to pass the SAFE Banking Act (H.R. 1595). We’ve extensively covered the Act’s progress in past posts (the latest can be found here and here), but just as a reminder, the Act would finally allow the cannabis industry to access banking and financial…
how-to-negotiate-your-mortgage-rate
Negotiating a great deal on your mortgage is kind of like asking your boss for a raise – you need to do a bit of homework before the meeting, go in prepared and confident, and if you’re making a fair request, you should leave happy. Nobody wants to waste money on high-interest charges on what…
on-the-horizon-new-oregon-cannabis-regulations
The 2019 Oregon legislative session resulted in the adoption of several new laws concerning cannabis. You can read our definitive list here, our preview of the session here and a mid-session update here. One notable change was the passage of Senate Bill 218, which authorizes the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) to refuse to issue initial…
oregon-hemp-webinar-join-us-today-at-1230-pst
It can be difficult forecasting your business’ future in the rapidly evolving hemp industry. From the signing of 2018’s Farm Bill legalizing industrial hemp at the federal level, to the rise of CBD as a purported wündercure, hemp has rapidly become the hottest commodity around. But between the big headlines, hemp industry players have grappled…
the-ethical-marijuana-lawyer
Recently, I traveled to Chicago to speak at a conference hosted by the American Bar Association (“ABA”) titled From Regs to Riches: Navigating the Rapidly Emerging Fields of Cannabis and Hemp Law. The Conference covered a broad range of cannabis topics including the tension between state and federal law on marijuana, navigating the licensing and start-up…
best-home-scale-for-high-school-wrestlers
A few times each year we are usually asked to recommend the best scale for high school wrestlers to use at home. Of course with high school and college wrestling, participants weight amounts are very important and quite often it can be very helpful to have an accurate and reliable scale to weigh at home.…