Cannabis Companies Can Claim These Payroll Tax Credits Under COVID-19 Relief Package

It’s generally agreed upon that cannabis companies are dealt different hands depending on the states they operate in, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. It shouldn’t be lost on anyone that weed is considered an essential staple during times of hardship —  every state with a regulated marijuana program continued to allow sales to some degree […]

How Cannabis Companies Have Adapted To COVID-19

The cannabis industry has once again had to work to adapt to and overcome yet another challenge: surviving in the era of COVID-19 lockdown. In states where cannabis is legal, those businesses have been deemed “essential,” and these enterprises have been allowed to remain open for business — while still technically illegal federally. This makes […]

Marijuana Lobbyists Pushing For Support For Cannabis Industry Via Next Coronavirus Stimulus Package

The cannabis industry keeps getting pummeled. It’s not federally legal, so banks don’t want to offer business banking services. It’s a new industry, so lawmakers in states where it is legal have generally overregulated it. On the flip side, it’s taxed to high heaven, and the feds have been the recipients of those tax dollars. […]

Cannabis Businesses Resist State Efforts To Limit THC Content

Lawmakers in several states are pushing forward with something that was proposed and failed in Colorado — limiting the amount of THC in cannabis. Plenty of people – including marijuana industry officials, both for the medical and recreational side – are fighting back, arguing that THC limits are grounded on shaky science. Industry experts predict […]

Colorado State University Launches Cannabis Science Degree Program

Call it higher education (pun intended). Colorado State University’s (CSU) Pueblo campus has received the okay from the state to start a cannabis chemistry bachelor’s degree program. These educational opportunities follow the development of other cannabis-related educational programs at other colleges and universities and reinforce the momentum generated by the expansion of the cannabis industry. […]

New York’s Legal Cannabis Businesses Weigh In On Recreational Legalization

Budget outlines. Drafted tax proposals. It’s almost a sure bet that New York is going to legalize adult-use recreational cannabis. Governor Andrew Cuomo pledged to legalize recreational marijuana in 2020, and it appears he’s going to work to do just that. The only glitch? After royally screwing up the state’s medical marijuana program, medical marijuana […]

How Vape Companies Are Using Technology To Regain Consumer Confidence Following Health Crisis

For both cannabis consumers and companies, chalk it up to a lesson learned. The vaping crisis officially kicked off on August 23, 2019, when Illinois reported the first vape-related death. After a rash of hospitalizations and deaths attributed to vaping, the FDA launched a criminal investigation in September. Now it’s high time for the marijuana […]