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Managing Distressed Assets - Lessons Learned From MedMen, Ignite, and Acreage Holdings

Posted by Guest Author | Jul 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

The global pandemic and resulting economic turmoil have caused many businesses in the cannabis industry to teeter on the edge of insolvency. Although Governor Newsom was quick to declare cannabis businesses as “essential,” many of these companies have suffered huge losses, defaulted on their loan obligations and leases, and lack the capital to pay for their local or annual licenses...

How Can I Invest in a Mushroom Company?

Posted by Guest Author | Jun 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

In 2018, the FDA made waves when, for the first time, they issued a “Breakthrough Therapy” designation to fast track the development of a psilocybin-based therapy for treatment-resistant depression. Psilocybin and psilocin—the principle psychedelic compounds found in mushrooms—are both Schedule I...

Cannabis Deals: Unregistered Broker-Dealers

Posted by Guest Author | Jun 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Written by: Galen Pham, J.D. Candidate 2022 Using an unregistered broker-dealer to help raise money for your cannabis startup or to help find and facilitate a purchase or sale can have serious legal consequences for your business, including potentially providing the investor or buyer/seller th...

What Impact has Coronavirus had on the Capitol?

Posted by An-Chi Tsou | Mar 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

April is usually one of the busiest months for the Legislature, with lobbyists and advocates filling the halls of the Capitol to work with elected officials on pending legislation. But since mid-March, Sacramento has been eerily quiet as legislators try to help flatten the curve and prevent the s...

USDA Interim Final Hemp Rules

Posted by Michelle Mabugat, Esq. | Jan 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Co-Author On October 31, 2019 — yes, on Halloween and almost a year after the legalization of commercial hemp production — the USDA finally released its interim final rule (“IFR”) to establish the Domestic Hemp Production Program.  As you may recall, on December 20, 2018, the Agricultural Im...

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