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Your Quick Recap for the Senate Hearing on Banking

Posted by Carmen Mabee on Jul 29, 2019 5:06:53 PM

Due to the stark disconnect between federal and state laws, banking still remains a huge problem within the industry. Many of the issues can be sourced back to 2013 when the United States Department of Justice implemented an investigation into businesses they believed were most at risk for fraud and money laundering, in an operation they called “Operation Choke Point”.

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Topics: marijuana, frontier markets, compliance, banking, policy

Recap of the House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Cannabis Legalization

Posted by Carmen Mabee on Jul 12, 2019 3:32:16 PM

“The status quo is not sustainable”

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Topics: Analysis, Legal, News, marijuana

Illinois Legalized! Now, Who's Next?

Posted by Carmen Mabee on Jun 26, 2019 3:15:43 PM

On June 25th 2019, Illinois became the 11th state, along with the District of Columbia, to legalize adult-use cannabis, and the first to do so by the legislative process. This followed a long month of anticipation after the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed the measure 66-47 in late May, and it was sent over to the desk of Gov. J.B. Pritzker. 

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Topics: Analysis, Legal, cannabis business, marijuana, frontier markets

Building the Right Team for Your Startup

Posted by Carmen Mabee on May 29, 2019 9:13:27 AM

Building a strong, cohesive team and cultivating the right company culture is crucial for the success of your startup and its future. But what does this mean, and what does this look like in action?

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, startup, teams

CanopyBoulder™ Invests In Twelve Cannabis Startups, Announces New Accelerator Class

Posted by Celia Daly on May 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Marijuana business accelerator announces first deployment of oversubscribed $4M fund.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, Investing, cannabis companies, cannabis business, cannabis investing, accelerator, startup, startups, investors, funding

Discovering the Deal: Canopy Growth & Acerage Holdings

Posted by Celia Daly on Apr 30, 2019 3:39:10 PM

Last week, news came out that Canopy Growth might be acquiring Acerage Holdings for $3.4B - a big number when you consider that the entire global industry is worth about $18B. But this landmark announcement has some caveats. Here’s our breakdown of the deal:

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Topics: Investing, News, cannabis companies, cannabis business, marijuana, cannabis investing, frontier markets, investors