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May 21 2021

Economic Impact of Cannabis is Expected to be 5X Greater in 2021

It is no secret that the cannabis industry is growing quickly and strengthening the economies of states and territories with legal adult-use and medical programs. After a banner year in 2020, when the cannabis industry pumped an estimated $17.5 billion into the US economy, an analysis from ...

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Filed Under: California, Taxes, Nevada, Accounting

February 08 2021

Cannabis Financial Services | Accounting, Tax Prep, Banking, & Financial Reporting

Financial Operations

With our team of CPAs and financial experts that specialize in the cannabis industry, GreenGrowth CPAs is here to ensure that your business is set up for success. We create feedback loops for consistent optimization and compliance for your cannabis company. Maintaining...

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Filed Under: California, Michigan, Washington, Taxes, Oregon, Accounting

March 04 2020

Cannabis Excise Tax Calculation Updates for 2020

As of January, 2020, distributors need to know about the CDTFA's changes to California's cannabis excise tax. 

  • Distributors will need to pay the excise tax more frequently, and the basis that they calculate the cannabis excise tax on could be lowered, but the markup on that basis has...
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Filed Under: California, Taxes, Accounting

December 05 2019

CDTFA Cannabis Excise Tax Update for 2020

Last month, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration announced an increase in the cannabis excise tax. Starting January 1, 2020, the new markup rate will be 80%, an increase from the original markup of 60%.  

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Filed Under: California, Taxes

August 26 2019

Weekly Licensing Update - August 26

This week’s cannabis updates from the state of California come from Los Angeles, Hesperia, Sacramento, and Oceanside. Plus, an important update in regards to starting a hemp business in the US. 

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Filed Under: California, Licenses, Finance

August 19 2019

Weekly Cannabis Licensing Update - August 19

Check out this week’s California cannabis news from Lassen County, Hemet, Bellflower, and Los Angeles. 

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August 12 2019

Weekly Cannabis Licensing Update - August 12

This week’s California cannabis updates are from La Mesa, Corning, Oxnard, and the Bureau of Cannabis Control.

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

August 09 2019

Filing LA Cannabis Excise and Use Tax Incorrectly Will Cost You

As a cannabis operator, you’re probably sick of having to contend with the many, frequent taxes due to the state and local government. Cannabis distributors, cultivators, and manufacturers are all responsible for different taxes, in addition to federal taxes required of all business...

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Filed Under: California, Taxes

August 05 2019

Weekly Cannabis Licensing Update - August 5

As summer starts to wind down, it’s been relatively quiet on the California cannabis news front. This week’s headlines feature from Oxnard, California, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control, and Los Angeles. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with our team. 

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

August 02 2019

Everything Cannabis Distributors Need to Know About Taxes

Cannabis distributors play a big role in collecting and paying taxes in California's cannabis industry

  • Distributors are responsible for collecting cannabis tax from the cultivators and manufacturers with whom they work.
  • Distributor licenses are tricky to obtain to variable zoning...
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Filed Under: California, Taxes

July 22 2019

Weekly Cannabis Licensing Update - July 22

As heat waves hit across the country, here are the hottest cannabis news headlines from cities in California.

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

July 15 2019

Cannabis Licensing Update - July 15

This summer’s California cannabis updates continue with news from Coachella, La Mesa, and Los Angeles. Here’s what you need to know to start your week off right. 

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

June 24 2019

Cannabis Licensing Update - June 24

This week’s cannabis updates in California are from Los Angeles and Riverside County. 

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

June 17 2019

Cannabis Licensing Update - June 17

This week, California cannabis updates came in from Mountain View, Mendota, and Kern County. Here’s what cannabis news you need to know for the week of June 17, 2019.

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

June 10 2019

Weekly Cannabis License Update 6/10

This week’s California cannabis business updates come in from Los Angeles, Pasadena, Redding, Barstow, and Riverside. Here’s what cannabis operators in California need to know this week!

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

June 03 2019

Weekly Cannabis Licensing Update - June 3

This week brought some big news updates from Los Angeles, Coachella, Adelanto, and San Jose. Check out these recent city council decisions concerning cannabis taxes and business licenses.

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

May 20 2019

Morro Bay, California City and Manhattan Beach Cannabis Update - May 20

This week in California, Morro Bay, Manhattan Beach, and California City each announced updates to their cannabis taxes and local regulations. Here’s what you need to know about running a cannabis business in each of these jurisdictions.

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

May 13 2019

San Luis Obispo County & California Track-and-Trace - May 13

Here’s what’s been going on in the state of California’s cannabis market.

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

May 06 2019

Los Angeles, Marina, and Other Cannabis News from California - May 6th

Some big news this week for cannabis operators seeking to open a business in Los Angeles! Read on for this week’s headlines from the California cannabis industry.

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

April 29 2019

Weekly Licensing Update - April 29

Cannabis Business Co-Working Space in Downtown Los Angeles

 

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

April 29 2019

Alameda California Cannabis Licensing

Alameda, California began the process of approving three retail cannabis dispensaries on April 23, 2019.

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

April 15 2019

Weekly California Cannabis Regulation Update: April 15

This week in California was relatively quiet, with a few updates related to Los Angeles cannabis ordinances.

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Filed Under: California, Weekly Update

February 25 2019

This Week's Cannabis Updates from Around California

Today's cannabis updates from the state of California come from Pomona, Morro Bay, Colton, and more. 

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Filed Under: California, 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

Top Strategies for Pasadena’s Commercial Cannabis Screening Application

As we’ve covered previously, Pasadena, California’s cannabis business application works slightly differently than other cities across the state. Most cities ask for a cannabis operator to submit their site details. Cannabis real estate is one of the most important aspects of a licensing...

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

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 14 2019

Guide to Chula Vista’s Commercial Cannabis Application

Chula Vista, California opened their cannabis licensing application window this week (January 14, 2019) and heads up – the window for submissions is very tight!

Retailers and cultivators must submit their application by 5:00 pm PST January 18, 2019. Distributors, manufacturers, or...

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Filed Under: California, 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

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 13 2018

CDTFA Proposed Emergency Cannabis Tax Regulation

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

October 15 2018

More California Cities Revisiting Cannabis Ordinances

As more cities in California revisit their Commercial Cannabis Ordinances, it is important to stay on top of developments. These California cities in the final stages of amending moratoriums are gearing up to release finalized commercial cannabis ordinances and business permit applications.

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Filed Under: California, Weekly Update

October 11 2018

What You Don’t Know About Getting A California Cannabis Permit

It takes a lot more than just a local and state license to get your commercial cannabis business legally up and running. In addition to the commercial cannabis licenses, your business needs to be compliant with other building codes, zoning requirements, environmental regulations, and more....

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

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 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

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 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

August 06 2018

Exclusive Cannabis Updates

It’s a busy week of cannabis updates from California. Today’s news comes from Sonoma County, Sacramento, Oroville, Pomona and Alameda County.

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Filed Under: California, Weekly Update

July 30 2018

California Cannabis Headlines from Maywood, Redwood City, and Eureka

Another week, another exciting round of California Cannabis updates. This week, we have news of a potential workshop from CalCannabis Cultivation licensing in addition to updates from the cities of Maywood, Redwood City, and Eureka.

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Filed Under: California, Weekly Update

July 24 2018

HUGE Culver City Cannabis update, plus other California cannabis news!

This week, Green Growth CPA has California cannabis updates from Capitola, Lassen County, Culver City, Contra Costa County and Los Angeles.

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Filed Under: California, Weekly Update

July 18 2018

Long Beach Approves Adult Use Cannabis Ordinance

The City of Long Beach, California has recently announced the passing of their adult-use cannabis business ordinance.  Long Beach is located on California’s Pacific border and within the Greater Los Angeles area. Long Beach will be following the likes of many other California cities, like...

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

July 11 2018

Los Angeles Closer to Licensing Cannabis Manufacturers and Cultivators

Last week, Los Angeles announced the city will begin the process for licensing cannabis manufacturers and cultivators starting August 1. Though it will take months before a manufacturer or cultivator will be fully up and running in the city, this step signifies a green light for anyone...

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Filed Under: California, Licenses

July 11 2018

A Quick Guide to California's Cannabis Packaging and Labeling Requirements

Cannabis products must be properly packaged and labeled according to new guidance from the California Department of Public Health. 

  • Packaging for edibles must be opaque (not transparent).
  • All packaging must be child-resistant.
  • Labeling requirements are detailed – read the list below.

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Filed Under: California, Compliance

July 04 2018

How Does California’s Cultivation Tax Apply to Cannabis Pre-Rolls?

Who pays the cultivation tax, and how much tax is charged for cannabis pre-rolls? We'll take you through it in this post. 

  • The cultivator is not responsible for the cultivation tax when they sell cannabis pre-rolls to a processor. 
  • The processor pays cultivation tax to the distributor...
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Filed Under: California, Taxes

June 25 2018

July 1 Is The Deadline For New Cannabis Testing & Packaging Regulations

In January 2018, California enacted Prop 64, and officially legalized recreational cannabis. As a courtesy, a six-month transition window was put into place for cannabis businesses to make the necessary adjustment to comply with new California cannabis testing and packaging regulations....

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Filed Under: California, Compliance

May 01 2018

How to Submit a Strong Cannabis Business Permit Application in California

Competition for a cannabis business license in California is fierce – here are some things that will make your application stand out. 

  • Be extremely thorough and detailed in describing your business plan. 
  • Follow ALL the security guidelines: hire a professional to get your on-site security...
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Filed Under: California, Licenses

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