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August 23 2019

Mergers & Acquisitions in the Cannabis Industry - Due Diligence

Mergers and acquisitions are becoming more and more popular in the cannabis industry. According to data from Marijuana Business Daily, “233 M&A transactions have been completed so far in 2019 versus 185 for a similar period last year.” M&A deals involving public buyers are an especially way...

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Filed Under: Taxes, Finance, Investing

July 23 2019

What to Know About Cannabis Joint Venture Deals

In the past, we’ve discussed the pros and cons of franchising as a strategy for expanding your cannabis business. Today, we’ll present another option: embarking on a cannabis joint venture. Not that joint! ;)

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Filed Under: Finance

July 12 2019

Measuring the Financial Health of Your Cannabis Business

As a cannabis business owner, you know that you have a lot on your plate.

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Filed Under: Business, Finance

June 27 2019

Reduce Your Cannabis Taxes with 471 Allocations

As cannabis operators know, the federal 280E regulation places a huge tax burden on legal adult-use cannabis businesses. Under the 280E, any business connected with a Schedule 1 drug (as regulated under the Controlled Substance Act) cannot claim normal business tax deductions.

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Filed Under: Taxes, Finance

June 19 2019

Managing Your Cannabis Business Fund Flow

Cannabis operators take on a lot of risk by entering this growing market – with financial risk being the biggest liability of all.

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Filed Under: Taxes, Finance

May 07 2019

Creating a Killer Pitch Deck for Your Cannabis Company

As most cannabis operators know, starting a cannabis business is an expensive proposition.

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April 25 2019

Crash Course on Vendor Agreements for Cannabis Operators

From security contracts to agreements with others in your supply chain, the cannabis industry runs on legal documents.

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April 17 2019

What Cannabis Operators Need to Know About Cash Flow

Cash flow is a key business metric that all cannabis operators must pay close attention to because it can mean the difference between staying afloat or slowly sinking into financial ruins.

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Filed Under: Finance

February 26 2019

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

The cannabis industry is ripe for investors, with more and more cannabis companies joining the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE). California’s cannabis market alone is estimated to reach $5.1 billion in market value. The cannabis industry remains a largely untapped market that has...

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Filed Under: Finance, Investing

February 12 2019

How Pro Formas Affect Your Cannabis Business

Anyone who owns a cannabis business has probably heard of the term “pro forma.”  

However, not all business owners understand how powerful a tool pro formas can be to demonstrate how much money the business needs to start up and operate until it is able to generate profits.

Usually,...

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Filed Under: Finance