Congress passed The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act earlier this year, but many cannabis businesses continue to have questions on whether their business qualifies to receive COVID-19 employee benefits and potential tax credits. With COVID-19 cases rising dramatically during...

Proposition 207, also known as the Smart and Safe Arizona Act (SSAA), passed in the November 2020 election, making Arizona one of 13 states to legalize cannabis for recreational use and possession. Here’s what you need to know about Prop 207 and what it means for Arizona. Prop 207 / SSAA...

Cannabis employers are working more than ever to create a healthy work environment, support a safe and productive workforce, and protect their own business from additional risk. If you’re working with an HR provider, they should be assisting your business with fulfilling the areas above and providing you with COVID-19...

Guidelines and regulations continue to change and evolve making operational compliance in the cannabis industry complicated and confusing, no matter what type of cannabis business you own and manage. We previously discussed maintaining compliance at the dispensary and retail store level. Just like the dispensaries and retail stores, cultivation sites...

Without a doubt, compliance is one of the top challenges facing the cannabis industry. And laws and regulations affect more than just one area of an operation; they affect employee hiring and termination practices to data security and customer privacy, to product sales and packaging. Not only do cannabis businesses...

The cannabis industry has grown exponentially over the last several years. As more states are legalizing recreational and medical marijuana, more and more grow rooms and dispensaries are popping up around the country. While the industry is certainly growing rapidly, the size of the cannabis businesses, i.e., number of employees,...

Maintaining compliance is an ongoing challenge for cannabis dispensaries and retail stores as each state has different regulations that frequently change. Fortunately, many mistakes and violations that occur can be avoided if owners and managers work to stay ahead of issues before they become unmanageable and unlawful. Learn the top...

With the current state of cannabis banking, businesses have little to no access to financial services forcing many dispensaries to operate as cash-only, which opens up its own Pandora’s box of problems and risks. A number of lawmakers have proposed a solution to the cannabis banking situation —the Secure and...

Until lawmakers help remove banking restrictions and regulations like the SAFE Act are passed, cannabis businesses will face ongoing banking challenges. But, that’s not stopping the cannabis industry from expanding. Cannabis and cannabis-related businesses continue to find workarounds and alternative options—often settling on running cash-only businesses. Startup cannabis businesses, for...