Wednesday, April 1, 2020
organize-your-spending-with-these-great-financial-apps
Your phone can answer your questions in the amount of time it takes you to type it in or, quite literally, ask it. It wakes you up in the morning, tells you the weather, and keeps you connected. It can even pay for your morning coffee. But, if you can pay with your phone in…
before-its-too-late-best-credit-card-welcome-offers-of-august-2019
We usually sign up for credit cards because of special features and benefits – from cash-back earning rates to travel perks to balance transfer offers. And one feature that may make or break your decision between one credit card or another is the welcome promotion – a special bonus that adds value for new credit card holders.…
quebecs-new-credit-card-payment-rules-will-help-but-more-is-needed
Starting this week residents of Quebec will be required to pay a greater minimum payment on balances. Banks serving Quebec customers are now required to increase the minimum monthly  payment required in small increments of half a percentage point per year beginning August 1, 2020, until it reaches the target of five percent. New rules…
the-us.-federal-reserve-cuts-rate-for-the-first-time-in-10-years
For the first time in more than a decade the U.S. Federal Reserve has cut its key interest rate. In a move that was widely expected the Fed cut the rate by 25 basis points, to a target between 2 and 2.25 percent. The last time the U.S. Federal Reserve announced a rate cut was…
international-vacation-tips-to-exchange-currency-for-the-best-rates
Whether it’s to the U.S. or elsewhere outside of Canada, your travel will mean transactions in another currency. You can get foreign cash before you leave, use local ATMs, put everything on your credit card, or depend on currency exchange brokers, to name a few. Here are the pros and cons of each option before…
grading-the-democratic-presidential-candidates-on-marijuana-beto-orourke
Each Saturday, we have been running a series of blog posts that take a close look at each of the Democratic Party candidates for President in 2020. We examine each candidate’s historic approach to marijuana law and policy, and we also canvas their current respective stances on marijuana. Over the past six weeks, we covered Joe…
winning-before-fighting-top-12-alternative-dispute-resolution-strategies-for-cannabis-companies-webinar
Many people think owning and operating a cannabis business is a dream job. The reality is that any dream job can quickly become a nightmare when your business gets pulled into a dispute. Failing to resolve disputes early can be shockingly expensive. Discovery — of documents and by depositions — is usually costly, and risky…
hempcbd-litigation-curaleaf-hit-with-federal-class-action-lawsuit-alleging-securities-violations
Just a few weeks ago, Curaleaf Holdings (“Curaleaf”) announced that it would pay $875 million, mostly in stock, to acquire a Chicago based cannabis company, Grassroots. (See here.) This followed news in May that Curaleaf had reached a nearly $1 billion all-stock deal with one of Oregon’s biggest cannabis companies, Cura Partners, Inc. (See here).…
new-trademark-litigation-against-stoney-patch-cannabis-products-calls-out-an-industry-trend-of-copycats
We’ve followed and written extensively about trademark litigation in the cannabis space for the last several years, which you can read about here: UPS Sues Multiple Cannabis Delivery Companies for Trademark Infringement The “Tiger Hemp Beer” Case: Clear Your Cannabis Trademarks Before Filing Yet ANOTHER Cannabis Trademark Infringement Case: Tapatio Foods Files Suit What NOT…
young-living-vs.-doterra-utah-mlm-companies-and-the-cbd-race
Utah is a unique state for a variety of reasons, but recently it gained additional notoriety because the “world leader in essential oils” (based on global revenue), Young Living Essential Oils, announced it acquired Colorado-based Nature’s Ultra. Nature’s Ultra owns more than 1,500 acres of hemp farms in Colorado and produces “natural, organic, vegan approved,…