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September 17 2018

Cannabis Updates San Fernando, San Luis Obispo, San Francisco, Blythe

This week we have cannabis updates about the cities of San Fernando, San Luis Obispo, San Francisco and Blythe. In addition, The California Department of Pesticide Regulation released a document that all cannabis cultivators must read.

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Filed Under: News, California, Weekly Update

September 14 2018

Nevada Cannabis Licensing Update

Big news out of Nevada: the state will be expanding their recreational cannabis licenses starting September 7, 2018, with a second licensing window opening in November. This month, Nevada is accepting license applications for recreational cannabis business establishments from existing...

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Filed Under: Licenses, Nevada

September 13 2018

Elements of a Winning Cannabis Business Plan

The critical elements of your cannabis business plan: how you will benefit the community, and how your operation is unique.

  • California licensing boards are very interested in how your business will give back to the community. 
  • There are 14 parts fo the business plan that you must include.
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Filed Under: Business

September 10 2018

Breaking News from Contra Costa County, Sacramento, American Canyon

This week we have cannabis updates from Contra Costa County, Sacramento and American Canyon.  In addition, the California Department of Fish & Wildlife Habitat Conservation Planning Branch released a new document AND the details of six cannabis informational workshops that will be held...

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Filed Under: California, Weekly Update

September 06 2018

How to Calculate Your Initial Cannabis Startup Costs

Getting started in California's legal cannabis market can take a minimum initial investment of $500,000. 

  • Operating costs, licensing fees, equipment and cannabis inputs are all expensive components of establishing a cannabis business. 
  • It can take upwards of $500,000 to start a cannabis...
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Filed Under: Business

September 05 2018

September’s Breaking Cannabis Updates

The Labor Day weekend was busy for cannabis news across the state. Today, we have  updates from the cities of Desert Hot Springs, San Luis Obispo, San Bernardino, American Canyon, San Francisco, Santa Barbara County and Solvang.

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Filed Under: Weekly Update

September 05 2018

What to Look for in a Cannabis Accounting Firm

A cannabis accounting firm can save you from fines, penalties, and make sure your business is set up to grow sustainably. 

  • Hiring a non-cannabis specific accounting firm can lead to accidental errors or oversights that may cause big problems in the future. 
  • Look for a firm that has a...
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Filed Under: Business

August 27 2018

Statewide Cannabis Updates

This week, we have cannabis news from Solvang, Monterey, Palm Desert, Desert Hot Springs. In addition, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control has released a new concise fact sheet for testing labs.

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Filed Under: California, Weekly Update

August 21 2018

5 Tips for Great Cannabis Business Accounting

Take some of the stress out of running your cannabis venture by setting up a strong accounting system.

  • Start with a chart of accounts that can help you keep track of everything.
  • Even if you can’t deduct everything from your taxes, you should still keep track of ALL your expenses.
  • Revisit...
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Filed Under: Compliance, Taxes

August 20 2018

News from Union City, Desert Hot Springs, Commerce City, and more!

This week brings more California cannabis news from the cities of Union City, Desert Hot Springs, Commerce City and Grover City.  In addition, we have updates from last week’s newsletter about the City Council meetings in Arroyo Grande and American Canyon.

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Filed Under: California, Weekly Update