Since Bridge West started working with cannabis and hemp companies in 2009, one of the most challenging accounting and tax issues has been determining inventory costs.
Voters in North Dakota, Ohio, and Arkansas approved medical cannabis programs in 2016. Louisiana legalized medical marijuana through ultra-restrictive state legislation in 2015. Yet, none of these states have been able to achieve what Oklahoma has accomplished in just six months: the first sale to a registered patient. “I think we really are the wild, […]
President Trump recently signed the 2018 Farm Bill into law. This is not an ordinary farm bill, as the most interesting changes involve the cannabis plant and cannabis is not usually part of the discussion concerning farm subsidies, nutritional assistance, and crop insurance.
Bridge West is proud to announce that Peter Prevot, CPA, CIA has been promoted to Senior Business Consultant serving a diverse group of U.S. and Canadian businesses in the cannabis industry.
By Justin Rohrlich, Originally posted in Quartz, November 14, 2018 Marijuana is now legal, in one form or another, in 33 US states and the District of Columbia. To the federal government, pot is still a drug classified no differently than heroin or cocaine. Yet cannabis businesses are still required to pay federal taxes. (More taxes than […]
As I entered the Las Vegas Convention Center to join 26K+ attendees and more than 1K exhibitors at #MJBizCon, I noticed a large sign, “Immersed in Opportunity.” This is certainly true for today’s cannabis industry professionals. This was my first time attending #MJBizCon and it will not be my last. It was very impressive to […]
In the cannabis industry, the current trend is going public on a Canadian stock exchange through a reverse merger. Going public provides access to vast amounts of funding and high valuations that allow cannabis companies to invest heavily in acquisitions, grow their brand, and gain market share. Part of going public in Canada is applying […]
With Massachusetts legalizing adult-use cannabis, and Vermont and Maine seemingly on their way to do the same, it’s a very exciting time for cannabis proponents in New England. However, what’s even more exciting about the Northeast right now, is the burgeoning hemp industry coming out of rural Vermont and Maine. So, what is Hemp exactly? […]
The Mid-Atlantic region of the US is a little bit confusing when it comes to cannabis laws. First and foremost, Washington D.C., the only state in this region that’s actually legalized the use of the plant for recreational purposes, can be difficult to navigate. As of now, you can’t buy the plant from a local […]
The Western region of the US continues to spearhead the legal cannabis movement. With Colorado and Washington being the first states to ever legalize the plant, burgeoning cannabis markets in eastern regions look to this cluster of marijuana pioneers for the latest trends. However, cannabis laws can be a little bit confusing. Although this region […]