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Cannabis HR is (Mostly) Just Like Any Other Industry

Cannabis HR is (Mostly) Just Like Any Other Industry

By and large, the cannabis industry’s approach to human resources is like any other industry. At its heart, companies must remain compliant to state and federal regulations. However, due to its legal status, cannabis presents hurdles that other industries don’t have to...

High Times Acquires Spannabis

High Times Acquires Spannabis

High Times first started publication in 1974, making it the most venerable of all cannabis magazines, but it originally began as a one-off spoof on Playboy, with marijuana substituted for sex. Richard Nixon was president, and he was waging war on weed.
Yes, its initial funding came from the...

No Medical Marijuana Ad for Super Bowl

No Medical Marijuana Ad for Super Bowl

What do California and Massachusetts have in common, other than the fact that their teams are facing off in the Super Bowl on February 3? In both states, both medical and recreational cannabis are legal.
Along with the game, the commercials are among the event’s biggest attractions for...

Top 10 Signs of California Insurance Bad Faith

Top 10 Signs of California Insurance Bad Faith

Californians invest thousands of their hard-earned dollars into insurance policies every year. The assurance that your business, home, and family will be well taken care of in the event of a tragedy is worth it.
When an insurance company denies your policy benefits, delays payment, or pays...

Cannabis Is “The New Tech” Right Down to the Bubble

Cannabis Is “The New Tech” Right Down to the Bubble

Major players in the burgeoning cannabis industry seem to be channeling the 1990s with references to the pot business as “the new tech” and an admission that the market for cannabis stocks might be overinflated and ready to burst.
To the first point, Carol Bartz, former Yahoo! CEO...

After the Fires Die Down, Watch Out for Bad Faith

After the Fires Die Down, Watch Out for Bad Faith

Larry Spanier’s dream house was in Fountaingrove, California, near Santa Rosa. It was where he had chosen to retire after a career as an aerospace executive. In 2017, though, record-setting wildfires ravaged the area. The home was completely destroyed. Spanier relied on a policy from the...

The Most Evil Insurance Companies

The Most Evil Insurance Companies

Insurance can sometimes sound like a mobster’s racket. You pay a big chunk of money regularly, hoping you never need to cash in the benefits. When you do, sometimes the insurance company fights tooth and nail to avoid paying you what you’re owed. Naturally, fights don’t happen all...

Hemp Legalization Clears the House

Hemp Legalization Clears the House

In mid-December, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the 2018 Farm Bill, whose provisions include removing hemp as a U.S. Controlled Substances Act. Until now, hemp has been treated the same as its cousin, cannabis. If President Trump signs the farm bill, hemp will become a legal crop for...

Tobacco Giant Investing in Cannabis

Tobacco Giant Investing in Cannabis

We’re all familiar with the iconic Marlboro Man – is he soon to become the Cannabis Man? Richmond, Virginia-based Altria - the parent company of Philip Morris, maker of Marlboro cigarettes - recently bought 45 percent of Cronos Group, to the tune of $2.4 billion.
Cronos Group, a...

Examining California's Recreational Cannabis Supply Stream

Examining California's Recreational Cannabis Supply Stream

California’s cannabis market is a behemoth. Its market is unlike any other legal state market at this time. According to a report from Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics, California's cannabis market value is expected to exceed $5.1 billion by the end of the year.
The analysis...

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