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May 09 2018

How to Find Real Estate for Your Cannabis Business

As we mentioned in our tips for submitting a strong cannabis permit application, real estate is a key factor in your application’s success. In fact, without a solid lease or property acquisition on the books, your application is virtually guaranteed to be rejected. So, how can you find real...

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May 01 2018

How to Submit a Strong Cannabis Business Permit Application in California

As we’ve seen over the past few months, California cities and municipalities are offering a limited number of business licenses to new cannabis companies. San Bernardino is offering 17 total licenses; Colfax has four retail permits up for grabs; San Francisco has a waiting list until 2019,...

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

April 11 2018

Part 2: Los Angeles Cannabis Zoning

Los Angeles, California recently released a series of additional regulations to reduce any negative impact or confusion regarding the cannabis industry.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Licenses

April 05 2018

Part 1: Los Angeles' Cannabis Rules and Regulations

Los Angeles is further clarifying their cannabis rules, regulations, and city ordinances to surrounding this growing industry. In this series, we’ll be tackling Los Angeles revised planning ordinances and licensing. First up: the city’s rules and regulations for cannabis businesses.

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Filed Under: Licenses

March 29 2018

Tax Reform Updates: Should You Convert from an S-Corps to a C-Corps?

The 2018 tax reform bill passed by Congress brought a lot of new changes to federal taxes for California cannabis businesses. You may have some questions about how to take advantage of these changes, which is why we’re covering all new deductions, liabilities, and tax considerations in...

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Filed Under: Taxes

February 05 2018

How To Find an Investor for Your Cannabis Business

Cannabis may be legal in California, but for many entrepreneurs, this industry still carries a stigma that can be hard to overcome when seeking funding. Investors may be intrigued, but the newness of California’s regulations paired with the unknown of funding a new business may create a...

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December 14 2017

How To Get a Cannabis Seller's Permit for January 1, 2018

As you probably already know, as of January 1, 2018, cannabis businesses in the state of California will be required to have a seller’s permit. Here’s a quick guide to tell you what you need to be compliant as of January 1, 2018, depending on your role in the cannabis industry.

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Filed Under: Compliance, Licenses

December 11 2017

Everything You Need to Know About California’s Cannabis Excise and Cultivation Taxes (and Penalties)

January 1 is fast approaching, and as we get closer to the start date for full cannabis legalization in California, the Department of Tax and Fee Administration continues to release regulations and guidelines for cannabis cultivation. GreenGrowth CPAs will continue to provide updates and...

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Filed Under: Compliance, Taxes

December 04 2017

5 Tax Questions to Ask When Structuring Your Cannabis Business

So, you want to start a business in California’s booming cannabis industry. Now seems like the perfect time to get in on the ground floor: the market estimates that cannabis will bring an additional $5 billion to California each year. It would be nice to get a slice of that pie, no?

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Filed Under: Taxes, Business