Friday, August 23, 2019
cannabis-company-disasters-learning-from-the-brutal-curaleaf-sequence
Today let’s talk about Curaleaf and the trifecta of very bad things that befell the company over a recent two-week span. Then, let’s see what we can learn from this brutal sequence. To recap, between July 22 and August 5, Curaleaf: 1) was hit with an FDA warning letter for “illegally selling” CBD products and…
luxembourg-plans-to-become-first-country-in-europe-to-legalize-pot
Luxembourg’s health minister has confirmed plans to legalize the use and production of cannabis.…
the-biggest-pitfalls-of-california-cannabis-leases-in-2019
We’ve written many times about how commercial leases to cannabis tenants are their own beasts. Generic leases don’t ever the job done. And, in California, as bad as some landlords want to rely solely on AIR and CAR forms, we generally caution landlords to have a customized lease arrangement when dealing with a cannabis tenant.…
uks-health-watchdog-rules-against-use-of-medical-cannabis
Medical cannabis, which has been legalized by the government, cannot be approved for use…
compliance-over-enforcement-the-new-normal-for-washington-marijuana-businesses
On July 28, 2019, Senate Bill 5318 (“SB 5318“) went into effect. I wrote about this bill back in April when it was awaiting Governor Jay Inslee’s signature. SB 5318 forces the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (“LCB”) to make some major institutional changes, requiring the LCB to work with licensees on compliance matters and…
should-i-finance-my-new-car-through-the-dealer
When you’re in the market for a new car, you might not have cash to pay upfront. If you’re like most Canadians, you accept financing from the dealership. But is this the best option? As it turns out, a bank or online loan provider might give you better rates — saving you money down the…
which-cities-have-cheap-auto-insurance
Are you looking for cheap auto insurance in Ontario? Ontario has some of the highest insurance rates in Canada. The average insurance premium in Ontario is estimated at $1,473. According to the Kanetix.ca Insuramap tool, in Brampton, drivers pay about $2,494 and in Toronto it’s $1,948. These figures exceed the average by $500 to $1,000. With over…
half-of-canadians-put-real-estate-ahead-of-retirement-survey
Canadian parents are willing to help their children buy a home, even if that means it negatively affects their personal finances and postpones their own retirement.    A new leger poll commissioned by FP Canada, of 1,500 Canadian parents found that almost half (48 percent) of those parents with children under 18 say they plan…
33-percent-of-canadians-file-travel-health-claims-study
Shopping in New York or Italy on holiday. Summer vacation to Mexico or Cuba. If you imagine where you want to travel overseas, there are so many great destinations to choose from. But, the concern is that some Canadians are underinsured when they travel. An RBC insurance survey found that over 33 percent of people…
hemp-cbd-across-state-lines-florida
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…