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July 31 2020

SPACs in the Cannabis Industry

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies are one way to take your cannabis business public – here's how they work.

  • The SPAC pools money from investors – known as a blind pool – into the public company. 
  • The SPAC goes public, and then makes acquisitions or investments based on a...
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Filed Under: Finance, Investing

November 12 2019

How to Leverage Real Estate, Assets, and Cannabis Licenses for Better Cash Flow

Investments in real estate, licensing fees, and partnership agreements offer the opportunity for new revenue streams – here's how. 

  • Lease a bigger space and invite other operators to open a business under your license, and use space in your location. 
  • You may not sub-license cannabis...
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Filed Under: Compliance, Licenses, Finance, Investing, Operations

October 11 2019

Opportunity Zone Credits for Cannabis Investors & Operators

Investing in an opportunity zone is a great way to support the community while taking advantage of tax credits.

  • Opportunity zones are those where the poverty rate is at least 20% or median family incomes are no greater than 80% of those of their surrounding areas. 
  • The IRS offers...
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Filed Under: Taxes, Investing

September 24 2019

Mergers & Acquisitions in the Cannabis Industry - Business Combination & Integration

This post is the second in a two-part series on mergers and acquisitions in the cannabis industry. Read the first part, “Mergers & Acquisitions in the Cannabis Industry - Due Diligence” for things to know about performing due diligence on an M&A deal between two cannabis operators.

  • There...
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Filed Under: Finance, Investing

August 23 2019

Mergers & Acquisitions in the Cannabis Industry - Due Diligence

In the first of a two part series, learn how to do your due diligence on all aspects of a company's financial records and licenses.

  • Hire a due diligence team of lawyers, CPAs, operations engineers and any other experts to learn about the state of the company you’re purchasing. 
  • Use...
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Filed Under: Taxes, Finance, Investing

February 26 2019

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

Understand the risks associated with cannabis investments to safeguard your interests as much as possible. 

  • Do your due diligence to understand the risks of a certain opportunity – as well as the potential returns.
  • Consider how the competition in the market will change over time. 
  • ...
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Filed Under: Finance, Investing

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