Human Resources and the Cannabis Workforce

Cannabis businesses encounter a variety of problems when hiring and managing employees. Some of those are issues that every business runs into and some of them are quite specific to the cannabis industry. Chris Cassese, co-founder and managing director of Faces Human Capital Management, has some solutions for cannabis businesses […]

Setback in State’s Quest to Steal Grandmother’s Home Because Her Son Sold Pot – High Times

Elizabeth Young is a 72-year-old widow and former Amtrak employee who lived in a modest brick row house in West Philadelphia beginning in the 1970s. She lived there until 2013, when the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania took it. You should know Elizabeth Young has not been accused of a crime by […]

Big Canadian Employers Consider Medical Marijuana Coverage For Employees – Cannabis Business Executive

The winds of change are blowing through employee benefit plans across Canada, and they smell like weed. Benefits industry insider Mike Sullivan caught a whiff at a recent meeting with some of his clients, who represent private companies with benefit plans that cover about three million Canadian workers across a range of industries. “This group that […]

NCIA: 280E, Federal Reform & Cannabis Lobbying Efforts

With the 2017 Cannabis Business Summit just around the corner, we sat down with Taylor West, deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), to hear about their lobbying efforts and what they’ll discuss in the keynote panel discussion on Taxes, 280E and the Path to Federal Reform. Henry […]

Colorado’s Pot Windfall Taxes Figure into State’s Recently Approved Budget – High Times

As legal weed in Colorado continues to rake in millions, the state released its budget last Friday. Anti-pot governors and federal legislators should take a good look at the pot tax windfall and how it’s going to be spent. The budget not only manages to avoid what Colorado Governor John […]

What Does It Mean to Be ‘Driving While High’? – Cannabis Business Executive

While several states have legalized using marijuana, nobody is in favor of driving under its influence. But as states crack down on high driving, they’re struggling to figure out what counts as driving high, and how they can reliably test for it. Currently, if police determine they have reason to suspect a driver of […]

What Does The Constitution Have To Say About Cannabis Legalization?

With the Trump Administration sending mixed signals on legal cannabis, and with Congress beginning to ramp up efforts for reform, in order for industry stakeholders to best understand where we are headed, it will be helpful to remember how we got here. As readers may be aware, the current status […]

Political Candidates Courting Ganjapreneurs – High Times

It seems the days of cannabis businesspeople clamoring for the ears of politicians may be coming to an end. Two candidates for San Diego County elected offices recently spoke at the monthly meeting of a marijuana industry trade group. The Association of Cannabis Professionals event was held at a café […]