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At LA Cannabis Conference, Investors Talk Canopy, Acreage, and the Double-Edged Sword of Prohibition

Since California legalized, the US has seen an “incredible explosion of interest in the sector—not just from Canadian investors, but from investors around the world,” the CEO of Canadian Securities Exchange said.

Business, California

Report: Los Angeles Social Equity Program Misses Mark

Minority Cannabis Business Association says the city’s position as one of the largest cannabis markets means its “programs and market rollouts will likely be adopted by others in the industry.”

Business

“It Isn’t Illegal If It Doesn’t Exist yet”: Patent Laws Pose Challenges for the Cannabis Industry

“In 5 years, cannabis probably will be federally legal, so we really need to be in a place where we can get a headstart,” said Joe Segilia, General Counsel, Terra Tech Corp.

Business

“Sort of a Land Grab”: Intellectual Property in the Cannabis Space

The landscape of cannabis patents and trademarks is shifting, and hemp legalization via the Farm Bill adds a new wrinkle.

Business, Congress

Small Cannabis Businesses Ask Congress for a Hand

Hindered by a lack of access to loans and banking services, owners hope for help from the Small Business Administration.

Business

UPDATED: Some of North America’s Largest Cannabis Companies Are Releasing Earnings This Week. Here Are the Highlights.

Companies include Curaleaf Holdings, GTI, Acreage Holdings, Cresco Labs, and MedMen.

Business, CBD

Ben & Jerry’s Jumps on CBD Wagon Just Before FDA Hearing

It’s more of an engagement and publicity stunt, but this one calls for ice cream fans to contact the FDA in support of CBD.

Business

Day 2: Dispatches from the 2019 Institutional Capital and Cannabis Conference

“The largest speculative investment boom in the history of humankind is going to occur in this space, in this country.”

Business

Cannabis Companies Eye Federal Program Meant to Spur Investment in “Low-Income” Areas

“Take advantage of one of the most radical and important changes in tax legislation in decades,” a Las Vegas Expo program, which includes the cannabis industry, reads.

Business

A Consultant Takes Privateer Holdings to Court

Jumoke Akinnagbe says she is owed promised compensation for helping a medical cannabis company launch in Maryland.

Business, Congress

Which Big Banks Are Thinking About the SAFE Banking Act?

Mainstream banks like Wells Fargo and Citigroup added a cannabis banking measure to their first quarter lobbying report.

Business

Who’s Who in Your Local Cannabis Industry? That May Be a Secret

Transparency varies widely from state to state, Cannabis Wire finds, reflecting underlying conflicts in an emerging industry.

Business

Insurance Coverage Remains Sparse, Confusing for Cannabis Industry

“Money is still being transported around in buckets and being buried in backyards. And honestly, that’s where we felt there is more risk,” said the general counsel for Golden Bear Insurance Company.

Business, Global, Mexico

Interview with Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox: “Trump Should Go for Legalization”

Fox, who is now the director of a Canadian cannabis company in Colombia, shared his thoughts on the future of the cannabis industry in the Americas.

Business, Congress, Lobbying, Longread

PART III: A Sea Change for Cannabis Politics

As legislative priorities shift, what is gained? And what is lost?

Business, Congress, Lobbying, Longread

PART II: The Cannabis Industry Learns to Play Politics

Cannabis companies are increasingly lobbying and handing out campaign contributions on both sides of the aisle.