Cannabis News

New Frontiers in the Southwest

The southwest has had a slow and rocky road to legalization of medical cannabis, but as of 2018 midterms all have it in some form or another. Texas currently does not have a medical marijuana program, but does allow for low-THC CBD oil for those who have been diagnosed with intractable epilepsy. There has been […]

Southern Cannabis Laws

The Southern United States largely only allows CBD when it comes to cannabis, with a few exceptions; Florida, Arkansas, and Louisiana all allow medical cannabis. Earlier this year in May, our leadership team attended the first ever Cannabusiness conference in the Southern United States hosted in New Orleans, Louisiana: “There was plenty to celebrate in […]

2018 Midterm Influences on Cannabis in the Midwest

The Midwest is a mixed bag when it comes to cannabis laws; but following the 2018 Midterm Elections the trend is definitely towards a more comprehensive and unified region with a positive outlook on cannabis, both medical and recreational. While North Dakota has been struggling to get their medical marijuana industry up and running while […]

Fall is here and legal cannabis is kicking off in New England

By Jim Marty, CEO I was asked to speak recently at the NECANN Conference in Providence, Rhode Island and spent the week visiting Bridge West clients around New England. As I drove through beautiful fall foliage, I had an opportunity to catch up on cannabis updates in this part of the country. The good news […]

What’s On Your Voting Ballot This November?

This November, cannabis users and activists will have a chance to make a difference when it comes to legalization in their state. As of right now, five states have measures on their voting ballots that are being put to popular vote. Two states are looking to legalize adult use, another two are looking to begin […]

Here Comes the Outdoor Harvest!

Here comes the outdoor harvest…oh my! By Jim Marty, CPA, MS, ABV   In Colorado, retail ounces are selling for $63, wholesale pounds are going for $400 and extracted products are advertised for $9.99 a gram. This is before the outdoor harvest hits the market here in a few weeks. For many cultivators, extractors, and […]

How Big is the U.S. Hemp Market?

As exciting as the legal marijuana movement is with 30 States now having medical or adult use of cannabis, the hemp market is also gaining momentum.  What is hemp, what are its potential uses, and how big is the U.S. hemp market? Hemp is basically the same plant from which THC-based psychoactive marijuana is derived.  […]

Forbes: Marijuana Industry Faces Challenging Tax Regime

By: Peter J Reilly Originally posted in Forbes Jul 19, 2018, 05:39pm 2,068 views #TaxTime https://www.forbes.com/sites/peterjreilly/#1f9d3b46271f The Tenth Circuit had bad news for most of the state legal pot industry in its recent decision-Alpenglow Botanicals LLC.  Some of the service providers to the industry might not be that disappointed, though.  That is probably a reflection of Reilly’s Third Law […]

Breathing Room in NJ: Attorney General Asks for a Breather in Prosecution of Cannabis Cases

In a move that will help-along the bill that seeks to legalize adult-use cannabis, the New Jersey Attorney General, Gurbir Grewal, announced that he is seeking an adjournment on all cannabis offenses until early September. This news also comes on the tail end of the announcement that New Jersey will double the number of dispensaries […]

Getting Ready for More Gardening in the Garden State

Getting Ready for More Gardening in the Garden State: How to Prepare Your Business for Six More New Jersey Dispensaries It’s an exciting time in the Garden State! It was recently announced that New Jersey will double the number of medical cannabis dispensaries in the state by allowing six more licenses. With this excitement comes […]