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November 29 2018

Cannabis Security 101: How to Protect Your Business

Cannabis businesses are an easy target for theft: implement cameras, security procedures, and safes at your location to protect your business.

  • Dispensaries need to have well-armed, trained security guards to keep the site safe for customers and your employees.
  • Rather than investing in an...
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November 26 2018

Weekly Cannabis Round Up: Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County, San Benito County, Chula Vista, Solana Beach, Carpinteria, Inyo County, and Los Angeles

It’s been another busy week in California. Several counties are either receiving applications or working on releasing applications. Other California cities are also working on amending local ordinance to permit commercial cannabis activities.

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November 20 2018

What is the Best Way to Structure Your Cannabis Business?

The type of business entity you establish has tax and legal implications. Here's what you need to know. 

  • There are pros and cons to LLCs, sole proprietorships, general and limited partnerships, C-Corps, and S-Corps.
  • Understand the tax implications for raising money and bringing on...
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November 19 2018

Pasadena Cannabis Licensing

The City of Pasadena recently held their Commercial Cannabis Application Workshop last Tuesday, November 13, 2018 and comprehensively addressed all aspects of their application, including zoning, scoring, and application requirements. The City will be releasing their application to the...

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November 19 2018

Weekly Update in California Cannabis: Cannabis Cultivation Permitting Workshops, San Luis Obispo County, Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara County

As the end of the year approaches, more and more California counties and cities are gearing towards amending cannabis ordinances to permit commercial cannabis activities. This week, government agencies are taking the lead to ensure commercial cannabis business operators are able to meet...

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November 15 2018

How to Write an Impactful Executive Summary for Cannabis Investors

Treat your executive summary as you would a first impression: it must be strong enough to capture the attention of your investors. 

  • There are three questions your executive summary must answer right away. 
  • Know what investors are looking for in a cannabis operation and address those...
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November 13 2018

Weekly Update in California Cannabis: Department of Food and Agriculture, Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation, and More

This past week has proven to be a very busy week for California’s commercial cannabis industry.

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November 08 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Cannabis Standard Operating Procedures

Standard operating procedures aren't just an important part of your license application; they're also the backbone of a strong cannabis operation. 

  • SOPs offer detailed, step-by-step instructions for running a business in this complicated regulatory environment.
  • There are eight areas...
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Filed Under: Compliance, Business

November 05 2018

2018 State-Wide Cannabis November Ballot Measures: Who’s In, What’s Up

The November ballot has four states with ballot measures involving legalization of adult use or medical cannabis. For adult use cannabis legalization, there is Michigan and North Dakota. States lined up for medical cannabis legalization are the conservative Utah and Missouri.

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November 05 2018

Weekly Update in California Cannabis from the Bureau of Cannabis Control, Pasadena, San Luis Obispo County, Carpinteria, and Santa Barbara County

Updates coming from California’s commercial cannabis industry are in and they are big.

This week, the Bureau of Cannabis Control released its list of approved annual licenses for commercial cannabis businesses. Also, San Luis Obispo County has begun its weights and measurements inspections...

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