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Tax Breaks Remain Elusive

Of all the challenges cannabis companies face as they fight for survival and market share in 2022, the tax man remains one of the...
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Jockeying for the Top Shelf when Cannabis Prices Are the Bottom Line

Every new year brings new product categories — with tiers and subtiers within each one — and this market evolution has accelerated as consumers...
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Managing Cannabis Debt and Equity in a Volatile Market

Raising investment has always been one of the most challenging aspects of doing business in cannabis. Large banks continue to be wary of lending...
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Cannabis Jobs and Salaries Are on the Upswing

While the cannabis industry is unique in many ways (e.g., selling Schedule 1 drugs), it also bears many similarities to traditional manufacturing businesses that...
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As Sun-Grown Cannabis Prices Plunge, Farmers Brace for the Future

A few years ago, a frosty pound of outdoor or greenhouse flower in California could fetch $1,500 to $2,000 in both legal and illicit...
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Growers Under Increasing Threat from Cannabis Taxes

For most operators in California’s cannabis industry, the licensed and regulated market probably feels like a slow-burning dumpster fire with no end in sight....

Cannaclusive Builds Equity Into the Industry One Brand at a Time

Social media messages supporting Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities and causes are not difficult to find. But social media support is...
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Competition for Cannabis Commercial Properties Escalates

As if cannabis entrepreneurs didn’t have enough to contend with, now comes news that real estate owners in new markets are asking two to...
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Federal Tax Deductions: On the Horizon or Merely a Mirage?

It would be an understatement to say the federal government has been harsh on state-legal cannabis companies, whether by denying them federal tax deductions...
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The Market for Cannabis SPACs

Of all the challenges associated with entering the cannabis industry, one issue towers above the rest: raising capital. As long as companies are working...