Working Within the Cannabis Business License Environment Today

At the Boston CBEConnections cannabis industry conference at the Revere Hotel on September 12, Kris Krane, co-founder and managing partner of 4Front Ventures, presented an overview of cannabis business licensing in the U.S., focusing on how to succeed in a limited license environment and offering insight into the process state […]

Fourth Corner Credit Union Case Not a Hollow Victory

A very substantial amount of resources have been committed to creating a not for profit financial institution in support of the hemp and cannabis movement. This month, The Fourth Corner Credit Union was vindicated in a much celebrated 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that proved conclusively that the movement […]

Pharmaceutical industry lessons for cannabis – Cannabis Business Executive

When it comes to developing and implementing an appropriately comprehensive security plan, the pharmaceutical industry knows what it is doing.  You might say that this is not their first rodeo. That is not, however, the case with many cannabis businesses newly charged with mapping out security for the purposes of […]

Contaminants in your cannabis still a troubling, controversial trend – Cannabis Business Executive

As more medical cannabis dispensaries come online across the country, and as a group of recreational shops are set to open in Nevada this summer, the cannabis industry is taking more steps to protect the cannabis consumer from the toxic products used to grow and process the plant by advancing […]

The DEA play – Cannabis Business Executive

It’s been nearly a year since the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that they would open up research into marijuana and its chemical conditions with a new policy that would allow additional grows in the U.S. Reportedly, the DEA will allow four grows initially but they have not released any […]

Sec. Kelly: DHS Agents Will Enforce Pot Laws – Cannabis Business Executive

Homeland Security will continue to make marijuana a major part of its criminal enforcement efforts, Secretary John F. Kelly said Tuesday, affirming the Trump administration’s policy and dealing a blow to legalization advocates who had hoped for a hands-off approach by federal authorities. Mr. Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general who as […]

Florida Medical Marijuana Compromise Likely Won’t Allow Smoking – Cannabis Business Executive

Florida patients may be able to vape or munch on medical-marijuana products but they almost certainly won’t be allowed to light up joints or take bong hits, under a compromise being worked on by House and Senate leaders. Lawmakers are trying to reach consensus on a proposal to carry out […]