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The Challenges of Making Predictions in the Ever-Changing Cannabis Industry Cannablog by Brandon Van Asten, CPA, Bridge West LLC and Het Shah, New Leaf Data Services, LLC

Colorado Tax Meeting with Governor Jared Polis Bridge West CannaBlog by Jim Marty, CEO and founder of Bridge West CPAs and Advisors to the Cannabis Industry

I recently attended a meeting of Colorado Leads, a political group comprised of leaders of the Cannabis Industry.  Our special guest was Governor Jared Polis. I asked him a couple of questions: How much tax money has the State collected from cannabis sales and how was that money spent?  His answers were interesting.  Since adult […]

Ark-LA- Tex Cannabis Business Expo Reflections

I had the pleasure of moderating a financial panel at the 3rd annual Ark-LA-Tex cannabis business expo in Little Rock, Arkansas last month. This was my second time speaking and attending this jam-packed event.  Ark-LA-Tex expo is one of the largest and oldest cannabis industry b2b events held in the south. This conference holds a […]

NEWS!! Missouri Awards 192 Dispensary Licenses For Medical Marijuana Program

NEWS!! Missouri Awards 192 Dispensary Licenses For Medical Marijuana Program   Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has begun awarding the 192 licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries. ERIC SCHMID | ST. LOUIS PUBLIC RADIO The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services began awarding the 192 state medical marijuana dispensary licenses on Thursday. According […]

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Exciting News for medical marijuana out of Missouri  Missouri notifies winners of testing lab licenses At least 17 applicants want one of 10 licenses available. https://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2019/12/19/medical-marijuana-missouri-notifies-winners-10-testing-lab-licenses/2698035001/  

With More Than 5K Applications for Adult-Use Dispensary Licenses in Illinois, Will you be one of the 75 Lucky License Recipients?

Last week I had a great trip to Illinois and was able to spend time with current and prospective operators, cannabis legal professionals and cannabis consultants. During my meetings, I heard a common theme: the state of Illinois is trying to be the leader in social justice in awarding adult-use cannabis licenses and in providing […]