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Dominique Shakramy

Recent Posts

February 26 2019

What ROI should you expect when investing in a cannabis business?

Understand the risks associated with cannabis investments to safeguard your interests as much as possible. 

  • Do your due diligence to understand the risks of a certain opportunity – as well as the potential returns.
  • Consider how the competition in the market will change over time. 
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Filed Under: Finance, Investing

February 21 2019

How to Price Your Cannabis and Cannabis Products for Profit

There are two approaches to pricing your cannabis product that can help you optimize your profits.

  • The cost approach to pricing uses the costs that have gone into creating a product as the basis for charging a certain amount.
  • The market approach looks at what your competitors are...
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Filed Under: Insider, Business

February 19 2019

Weekly Round-Up: Commercial Cannabis Updates from across California

This week RFPs are out for Commercial Cannabis Business Permits in Cotati and Contra Costa County. In other Cannabis Business new, Cannabis Business Tax announcements are abound in San Juan Bautista and San Luis Obispo County.

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Filed Under: Weekly Update

February 12 2019

How Pro Formas Affect Your Cannabis Business



A pro forma can be used to leverage investment pitches and strengthen business plans that are presented to potential investors.

  • A pro forma is a set of financial documents that demonstrates how investment funds will be used and impact a company's financial position.
  • These...
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Filed Under: Finance

February 11 2019

Feb 11th Weekly Round-Up: Commercial Cannabis Updates from California

This week we see Bellflower entertaining the possibility of increasing the number of permitted Medical Cannabis Businesses, Santa Paula overturning its cannabis ban, and two more CA cities setting its cannabis tax rates and framework. CalCannabis has also released official guidance...

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Filed Under: Weekly Update

February 04 2019

California Counties and Cities Permitting Commercial Cannabis Activity

As commercial cannabis regulations settle and localities and operators gear up towards final steps for compliance, heavy activity can be seen regarding application submission, approval, and compliance.

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Filed Under: Weekly Update

February 04 2019

METRC Cannabis Tracking, Reporting & Compliance


Learn how to use METRC to comply with state reporting and track and trace requirements. 

  • Cultivators, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, testing laboratories and micro-businesses – must comply with the METRC reporting standards.
  • METRC uses standard Radio Frequency Identification...
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Filed Under: California, Compliance

January 30 2019

What You Need to Know About California's Permanent Cannabis Regulations

The new permanent cannabis regulations offer changes to labeling and packaging, new product definitions, OSHA training regulations, and more. 

  • California's permanent cannabis regulations go into effect January 2019. 
  • There is some good news for delivery operators and white label...
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Filed Under: News, California

January 28 2019

News from LA, Chula Vista, Riverside County, and more from the BCC

This week, LA is gearing up for its Phase 1 annual license submissions.

In Riverside County, RFPs for Cultivation, Retail, and Microbusinesses are being released on Wednesday, and Chula Vista extends the submission window due to website inaccessibility. New BCC forms, that are cited in the...

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Filed Under: Weekly Update

January 21 2019

California Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Scene this week.

Every week there are updates from various cities and counties in California regarding commercial cannabis and industrial hemp. These are headlining updates that you may want to know about.

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Filed Under: Weekly Update