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January 14 2019

The Weekly Round-Up: California Cannabis is Ramping Up. More News on Cities with Applications Out Now

The new year has proven to be very busy with several California counties and cities overturning previous moratoriums on commercial cannabis activity. This week, Jurupa Valley and Chula Vista come on board, while Riverside County continues to accept applications for wholesale nurseries,...

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Filed Under: Weekly Update

January 11 2019

How to Strengthen Your Community Benefits Program

Applying for a local commercial cannabis permit can be tricky.

As more cities permit commercial cannabis activity and the market matures, applications have become increasingly more demanding and sophisticated. The first thing applicants need to do is sit down, read the application, and try...

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Filed Under: Licenses

January 09 2019

Guide to San Luis Obispo City's Commercial Cannabis Permit Application

The city of San Luis Obispo, California opened their cannabis application process this year – and application fees are steep. In November, the City Council unanimously approved annual permit fees between $65,000 - $95,000, depending on the type of business you are hoping to open. The...

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

January 07 2019

Weekly Cannabis Update: Newly minted- California Cities and Counties permitting Commercial Cannabis Activities in the New Year

This week the news is all about more California cities and counties permitting commercial cannabis activities.

2019 is looking like it’s off to a very exciting start and promises more cannabis business opportunities to aspiring and existing canna-business owners.

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Filed Under: Weekly Update

January 07 2019

Guide to Riverside County, California Cannabis Licensing

Riverside County, California recently released Ordinance No. 348.4898 which permits commercial cannabis activity in the unincorporated areas of Riverside County – specifically related to cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, testing, microbusinesses, wholesale nurseries and...

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

December 19 2018

The IFRS Audit: What to Expect When Going Public in Canada

US-based cannabis companies are going public on the Canadian Stock Exchange (CSE) more than ever now that our neighbors to the north legalized recreational cannabis.

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Filed Under: News, Finance

December 17 2018

Weekly Cannabis Update: California Cities permitting Commercial Cannabis Activities

This week, the news is all about more California cities permitting commercial cannabis activities.

2019 is looking like it’s off to a very exciting start and promises more cannabis business opportunities to aspiring and existing canna-business owners.

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Filed Under: Weekly Update

December 13 2018

CDTFA Proposed Emergency Cannabis Tax Regulation 3702: Cannabis Track & Trace

Distributors and retailers: this week, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) released a new proposed regulation regarding the California Cannabis Track and Trace system.

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Filed Under: News, California

December 10 2018

Weekly Cannabis Update: More California Cities to Permit Commercial Cannabis Activities

Since the November 6, 2018 General Election, several California Cities are considering adopting resolutions that will announce the result and implement Cannabis Business Taxes. This can only mean that more California cities will soon be permitting commercial cannabis activities.

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December 06 2018

Lessons for Cannabis Operators from Harborside vs. IRS

Even the most accomplished, groundbreaking leaders in the cannabis industry overlook things – especially where it concerns cannabis taxes and the 280E. A closer look at the case involving Harborside Health Center, the largest non-profit medical cannabis dispensary in California,...

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Filed Under: News, Compliance