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How Can I Help to Legalize It?

One of the most asked questions I get asked is “How can I help legalize it (marijuana or cannabis as it’s known in 2020)?”. This is a tough question to answer, especially when two things need to meet, timeliness and location. Now is the time in the United States. Let’s not drop the ball like during Obama when everyone thought it would be one of the first moves; instead, the defense is the first black president had to be careful. Careful of what? Careful of the minds of ignorance and prejudice.

The MORE Act is not perfect, but it’s better than what we have, which is nothing. The rule of law should be based on facts and not some bat fiction mixed with racist claims. For years I’ve been helping prisoners and others from going to prison. I like to think of this as creating hope, which can be a powerful tool during war, but now America has a real chance for legalization, and I don’t mean just The MORE Act; that’s just one piece of the puzzle.

If you’re reading this before January 5th, help Georgia. Donate, troll, spread information, the two incumbents are a Q-ANON believer and a man who won’t stand for a debate; in the regular adult world, these are red flags, but McConnell and Graham got their seats back, so integrity doesn’t a mean a lot in Kentucky and South Carolina, let’s hope it means something in Georgia.

If the Democrats take the Senate, then we can truly have the will of the people. Part of the issue of stalling has been the divisive thinking that New York and Cali issues aren’t Kentucky’s when in actuality it’s America’s.

If the Democrats take the Senate, there are few things prohibitionists can do, like Trump trying to overturn a majority vote. Apparently, the democratic process can work, and for that to happen within the next two years is for the democrats to take one seat in Georgia, and then we make the legislators work for us.

Legalization is not a single voter issue; it’s an American wellness issue. The American dream only works when there’s equality for all, which will lead to the hard sought social equity that is America’s promise.

Rep. Earl Blumenauer criticized politicians for “failing” Americans

Rep. Earl Blumenauer criticized politicians for “failing” Americans

Rep. Earl Blumenauer criticized politicians for “failing” Americans

Written by tom

December 9, 2020

    It’s official: The MORE Act passed the vote on the house of representatives in what was a very partisan election. The MORE Act seeks to end the federal prohibition of cannabis and ensure restorative justice for those impacted by it. 

    Although -as you can check in our Map of Cannabis Legality by State– recreational and medical cannabis are legal in various states, it remains criminalized at the federal level. And despite general acceptance from Democrats in the House of Representatives, the bill stands almost no chance of becoming law in the current session of Congress due to a Republican firewall in the Senate.

    In this sense, Rep. Earl Blumenauer heavily criticized the posture adopted by the republicans regarding the recent vote on The MORE Act, stating that politicians had failed Americans, by not giving in to their wish to legalize cannabis.

    We’re here because we have failed three generations of Black and Brown young people, whose lives can be ruined, or lost, by selective enforcement of these laws. This legislation will end that disaster. It’s time for Congress to step up and do its part. We need to catch up with the rest of the American people.” – Rep. Earl Blumenauer

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    Rep. Earl Blumenauer criticized politicians for “failing” Americans

    Responding to comments made by a Mississippi senator asserting that the house “shouldn’t be dealing with things like cannabis legalization, because the time is not right”, Rep. Blumenauer said that:

    “[Mississippi] voters just approved medical marijuana. One of five states that approved (…) We’re not rushing to legalize marijuana, the American people have already done that. We’re here because congress has failed to deal with the disastrous war on drugs and do its part for the over 50 million regular marijuana users in every one of your districts. We’re here because we failed the parents of babies with extreme seizure disorders (…) we’re here because congress has failed to deal with our veterans, whose wounds are seen and unseen. We give them opioids but we don’t give them medical cannabis which is safer than the opioids we give them (…) we’re here because congress has failed with research (…) we’re here because the senate has failed to follow through on a 17 billion dollars industry that doesn’t have access to financial services. This is an invitation to money laundering, to theft, to tax evasion (…) I’ve never met an american who feels that this industry should pay its taxes with shopping bags full of 20 dollar bills.”

    It’s important to note that the continued enforcement of cannabis prohibition laws results in over 600,000 arrests annually, which has disproportionately impacted people of color who are almost four times more likely to be arrested for cannabis possession than their white counterparts, despite equal rates of use across populations, according to studies

    According to a press release made public by Rep. Blumenauer, in order to address inequalities in the legal cannabis marketplace and ensure equal participation in the industry, the MORE Act supports:  

    • Restorative Justice Programs: Authorizes the assessment of a five percent excise tax on sales of marijuana and marijuana products to fund programs like reentry services and substance use treatment. 
    • Equitable Business Access: Fund programs to open up opportunities for loans to small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and for states to implement equitable cannabis licensing programs. The MORE Act also requires the Bureau of Labor Statistics to collect data on the demographics of the industry to ensure equitable participation. 
    • Small Business Support: Currently, federal law severely limits access to loans and capital for cannabis businesses, disproportionately impacting minority small business owners. The MORE Act would open Small Business Administration resources for legitimate cannabis-related businesses and service providers. 

    Video of Rep. Blumenauer speaking on the House floor about the MORE Act can be found here.

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    10 Tips to Get Investors into your Cannabis Business

    10 Tips to Get Investors into your Cannabis Business

    10 Tips to Get Investors into your Cannabis Business

    Written by tom

    December 4, 2020

      Investment is of major importance for any cannabis entrepreneur. The cannabis industry has seen a major improvement over the last few years in terms of legality and sales. Cannabis has started to gain wider acceptance and has been legalized in a growing number of states, nations, and other jurisdictions for both medicinal and recreational use.

      Even though the marijuana stocks are struggling right now, the cannabis market is on the rise with stratospheric growth projections: the market was worth USD 10.18 billion in 2018, but is anticipated to reach USD 73.6 billion by the end of 2027. This has made various entrepreneurs excited to create their own business ventures.

      However, stepping into the cannabis industry is not a safe bet just yet. Investors know this, so they tend to be extra careful investing in cannabis. In order to be funded, companies need to show they are a viable and smoothly operating entity. 

      In this article, we’re going to go through 10 tips for getting investors interested in your cannabis business.

      1. Smooth running operation

      Cannabis companies need to keep sight of what’s happening in the market, predicting what’s likely to happen. Also, it’s of major importance that cannabis companies hire the right employees for the right positions. 

      Smart cannabis investors will be asking about your financial system, your business plan, and your employees. 

      Standard operating procedures (SOP) can help you handle the growth of your company, but even more important than this is the staff: you got to have the right staff, great finance and compliance teams are a complete must for any cannabis business: If you’re gaining traction and money with the business you must know what to do with it. 

      2. Accurate information

      Cannabis investors are interested in real, reliable data that can be used to help decision making.

      This means having a regular financial statement in addition to relevant data points on key metrics. For example, Dispensaries should know how long it takes for a product to sell; farmers should know yield per plant; suppliers should know the percentage of their revenue that comes from each customer and who their biggest customer is. All of the data reports you get helps to figure out decision making. Also, even more important, you can’t do projections without data.

      If you don’t know how much something costs, you can’t know how much to charge for it. If you don’t know how to charge for something, how could you determine what’s profitable? 

      A lot of CBD companies think that it is great that they can cross borders, but they can’t really afford to ship products in a cost-efficient way, resulting in losses in the long run. Getting your company’s data is really important to figure out what you should be selling and what you are spending too much time on.

      It’s about finding the right key players looking at the data that’s available: what’s being sold? Where? How? Staying aware of key metrics is the key to know if you’re succeeding or not in the cannabis industry.

      3. True understanding of costs

      There are a lot of things you want to take a look at and understand the costs of. It’s much more than just the cost of the product: what’s the rent? How much are you paying on taxes? Having a million dollars in your bank account doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a million dollars worth of profit. 

      This is where most conversations with potential cannabis investors fall off. You need to take every single cost into account in order to manage your cannabis business. It’s important to know not only what goes into your product but also key information about expenses and your profit margins. This usually sets apart companies that succeed from those that don’t.

      4. Built-in accountability

      This is a compliance issue. In this industry, you need to always double-check, and if people are not performing, you need to let them go.  

      Our industry is constantly under scrutiny from all angles, making accountability a top priority. Budgets and forecasts can be created and tested out over time, but employees need to have key metrics and targets to focus on and be held accountable for the result.

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      5. A clear view of the cash

      Cannabis is a cash-oriented industry for the moment. A lot of companies in the cannabis industry are accustomed to bank denials and dealing with a large amount of cash. In this sense, cash could be in multiple locations at a given time, making it hard to know how much you have at the moment. For any cannabis investor, it is important to know you can pay your bills and how will you do it.

      6. Trustworthiness

      Cannabis investors want to know they can believe in the information you provide to them. The investors tend to invest in the individuals more so than in the product itself. If you have red flags, they won’t hesitate on walking out of an investment.

      Your compliance and legal team should have this element as a top priority. You could be growing the best strain in the entire world, but you’re not going to get a dollar from investors if you don’t have a good team behind. 

      7. Comparability and predictability

      You absolutely need to be able to pick up on any pattern that shows up in the cannabis industry. Information gives cannabis investors an idea of what to expect from the business, they would also be curious about whether you can project future results. 

      This is important for your finance team. Your financial statements must be on point. Making sure you have comprehensive, comparable, and predictable results are key to a successful cannabis business.

      Is important to study the cannabis industry as a whole. The fact that you put in the time to understand competition helps educate you and give a good sign to the investors. If you stay on top, monitoring your competitors, in no time you will be able to identify the trends –hopefully before everybody else- preparing you for possible obstacles but also for possible opportunities. 

      If you see your competition suddenly had a drop in sales you have to start wondering why that happened. The same thing goes if your competition suddenly had a huge jump without a specific reason. 

      This is one of the most important things you need to know as a cannabis entrepreneur: understanding the market and competition gives you an edge in the cannabis industry.

      8. Future plans

      Cannabis investors are interested in knowing what your insight is about the market. Understanding the cannabis industry as a whole is necessary in order to make future plans. Future plans are something investors are deeply interested in. 

      You need to be able to talk about where you think the market and your company are headed. Investors will be interested in knowing if you have the ability to come up with realistic plans and, if necessary, if you can come up with an exit strategy.

      To achieve this, you will need to study the market for a while. However, if you need help with your business plan, you can also check out our dispensary business plan course.

      9. Clean financial statements

      You need to anticipate being asked for audited financial statements and know the time that might take to get these. 

      The last thing cannabis investors want is to receive a shoebox full of receipts. You need to establish the habit of regularly closing the books and save everything in a detail-oriented spreadsheet that can really give you a clean financial status.

      Your first order to succeed in the business is finance. This cannot be overstated. If you have to go back in time to fix your books, you will lose time, money, and consequently, investors. Also, if you can’t account for every dollar in that company, you’ll have a problem.

      You need to have a financial person on the team very early in the process.

      10. Transparency

      Cannabis investors will always want to know where their money is heading; the relationship between you and the investor doesn’t end with the funding

      You need to have a system that keeps your investors informed, and even more so, your company needs to operate with integrity, transparency, and trustworthiness.

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      The UN voted to remove cannabis from list of harmful substances

      The UN voted to remove cannabis from list of harmful substances

      The UN voted to remove cannabis from list of harmful substances

      Written by tom

      December 4, 2020

      In what is a huge step forward for the normalization of medical cannabis and the cannabis market overall: the UN just removed cannabis from Schedule IV of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs.

      The vote, carried out on Wednesday, by the Commission for Narcotic Drugs, considered a series of recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) on which, among other directives, called for cannabis to be removed as a Schedule IV drug.

      The vote on the removal of cannabis as a Schedule IV drug was close. Among the 53 member states, 27 voted for, 25 against and 1 abstained from voting. The move was favored by the U.S. and most European nations but was opposed by China, Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Russia.

      Experts say that the measure won’t have an immediate impact on loosening international controls, as each government will ultimately have jurisdiction on how to classify cannabis. But because countries tend to look to global conventions for guidance, this decision of the UN is a great step forward and, in general, a huge victory for advocates of drug policy change.

      “Decades of efforts have been necessary to remove cannabis from Schedule IV, with implications that will slowly, but surely, be seen over the next decades,” – researcher and sustainable drug policy advocate Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli told Marijuana Business Daily.

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      This change will most likely incentivize the research on cannabis, affecting medical cannabis policies, and aiding the allowance of medical cannabis around the world.

      Currently, more than 50 countries worldwide have adopted medicinal cannabis programs. Canada, Uruguay, and 15 US states have legalized recreational use, with Mexico and Luxembourg close to becoming the third and fourth countries to do so.  

      “This is welcome news for the millions of people who use cannabis for therapeutic purposes, and reflects the reality of the growing market for cannabis-based medicinal products,” – International Drug Policy Consortium

      On the other hand, some people believe that the measure is not enough, in this sense, Ann Fordham, Executive Director of the International Drug Policy Consortium said that:

      “We welcome the long overdue recognition that cannabis is a medicine. However, this reform alone is far from adequate given that cannabis remains incorrectly scheduled at the international level. The original decision to prohibit cannabis lacked scientific basis and was rooted in colonial prejudice and racism. It disregarded the rights and traditions of communities that have been growing and using cannabis for medicinal, therapeutic, religious, and cultural purposes for centuries and has led to millions being criminalized and incarcerated across the globe. The review process has been a missed opportunity to correct that historical error” – Ann Fordham, International Drug Policy Consortium

       

      The UN voted to remove cannabis from list of harmful substances
      It’s important to remember that, even though the move from being a Schedule IV drug to being a Schedule I drug is a giant step toward the normalization of cannabis, Schedule I drugs require the highest levels of international control.

      However, after 60 years of cannabis being first included as a Schedule IV drug on the 1961 Single Convention, and considering how difficult cannabis reform has been at the U.N, the removal from Schedule IV is a big move forward. To put this into perspective, member states took almost two entire years just to analyze the implications of accepting or rejecting the proposals.

      The impact of this measure will surely affect American and European markets, in this sense, Cowen –an investment and financial services company- says that the market for both medical and recreational marijuana is expected to expand to more than $34 billion by 2025. In fact, before the vote this week, share prices of some cannabis companies jumped.

      All things considered, this measure ends up being a great success for the cannabis industry, and a landmark decision for the future of the market. Even though it doesn’t mean that the legalization is going to happen around the world, the removal of cannabis as a Schedule IV drug could mark the beginning of a shift towards the general acceptance of the plant.

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      How Federal Cannabis Legalization Affects Your State?

      How Federal Cannabis Legalization Affects Your State?

      How Federal Cannabis Legalization Affects Your State?

      Written by tom

      December 1, 2020

      The MORE Act has –finally- been set for vote in the following days, after initially been set for September but pushed back due to COVID-19.

      The MORE Act, seeks to decriminalize marijuana at a federal level, expunge the records of people with prior marijuana convictions, and impose a federal five percent tax on cannabis sales, revenue that would be reinvested in communities impacted by the “drug war”. This act would allow the states to set their cannabis regulation policies. If you want to know more about the highlights of the MORE act, you can check out our previous article on it.

      While it’s possible that the MORE Act will get caught up in the senate, there are definitely a lot of benefits that the cannabis legalization movement can gain from this vote. The most important benefit being that the general public starts talking about it, exposing the conversation to a wider audience.

      But how would the federal legalization of cannabis through the MORE act affect your state?

       

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      Implications of the MORE Act for state laws

       

      The passing of the MORE Act will have repercutions for all States, but their is still details to take into consideration. Recently, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) described various possible complications resulting from the ongoing federal prohibition as more states opt to legalize cannabis for medical or recreational purposes. The reason being that, even though the MORE Act would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, this would not directly alter the status of cannabis under state law.

      Many states currently ban the use of marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes; others, like Mississippi and Georgia, allow the use of cannabis products for medical purposes while banning recreational use. The MORE Act would not alter those state legal regimes; nor would it affect prior state law criminal convictions for cannabis-related offenses.

      “(…) if the MORE Act became law, it could create a new divide between federal and state law—essentially the reverse of the current marijuana policy gap, since federal marijuana law would become less strict than some state laws. The MORE Act could also highlight the inconsistency between marijuana laws in different U.S. jurisdictions by repealing the uniform federal prohibition and leaving in place a patchwork of varying state laws.” – Congressional Research Service (CRS)

      In this sense, Congress lacks the constitutional authority to alter state criminal law, although Congress could circumvent state law through Commerce Clause legislation (as it did in the 2018 farm bill, regarding interstate transportation of hemp). They could also encourage states to change their laws through the use of the spending power.

      So, even though the MORE Act does not create a federal regulatory structure for cannabis, and that it cannot force states to change their laws, it includes provisions that incentivize the of adoption certain local reform policies.

      These provisions can be positive, like federal funding for states that aid expunging prior cannabis convictions, or negative, like using the spending power to encourage states to regulate marijuana more stringently.

      So, in states that only allow the use of medical cannabis, this could help push the legalization of recreational cannabis, while in states in which both medical and recreational cannabis are forbidden, this would be a step towards change.

       

       

      How Federal Cannabis Legalization Affects Your State

      What’s next after the vote on The MORE Act?

       

      The MORE act is expected to pass in the Democratic-controlled chamber. However, it remains highly unlikely that the Senate will follow suit, as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stands firmly against marijuana reform.

      Nevertheless, this vote could send a message to the Biden administration. As the MORE Act has bipartisan support, it will be interesting to see if Biden’s former approach –championing punitive anti-drug legislation as a senator- changes. Although there’s some skepticism about his willingness to follow on his campaign promises to achieve reforms he has endorsed, such as decriminalizing possession and expunging records. A good sign of a change of approach is that the president-elect has conceded that his work on anti-drug legislation during his time in Congress was a mistake.

      As we said earlier, with the current senate, it’s unlikely that the MORE Act will pass. But still if it were to pass, it wouldn’t immediately affect the status of the state laws. Even so, it would definitely be a huge step in the right direction to federal legalization.

       

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      Cannabis Lawsuits Signaling a Maturing Market?

      Written by tom

      November 30, 2020

        One of the main aspects of a healthy market is the ability to mobilize the justice system to protect your business. In this sense, are cannabis lawsuits signalling a maturing market? 

        Recently, Benzinga reported that a CBD Chain could sue Visa for “terrorizing” its business. Reportedly, MNG 2005, Inc. a Missouri-based CBD chain was withheld of $66.000 in payments, fined for $25.000, and cut off transactions involving the business after the financial services company wrongfully determined that it was involved in illegal activities. Furthermore, the plaintiff claims that his company was arbitrarily placed on a transaction blacklist.

        This is a big issue for CBD companies and it has to do with the federal regulations connected to banks. In fact, this is a direct effect caused by the confusion produced by the lack of federal legalization of cannabis. Fortunately, District Judge John A. Ross ruled that the CBD chain can sue Visa for unjust enrichment and defamation. 

        The owner of MNG said that he was pleased with the judge’s decision, but said he was also frustrated that his business is still suffering from Visa’s actions. 

        “Every day when I wake up in the morning, I want to know if our account is still alive (…) I wonder, ‘Is today the day that they shut us down again?’ This is what we have to live with, even though we sell the exact same products they allow others to sell without this fear.”

        According to MNG’s attorney, depending on how the case plays out, both in Missouri and other potential jurisdictions, it could have a major impact on how CBD and hemp companies are treated by financial institutions.

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        Cannabis Lawsuits Signalling a Maturing Market?
        Less than a week before that report, Benzinga also reported that a pet CBD manufacturer was deemed able to proceed with most of its claims in a $10M lawsuit against a pet product company it had previously partnered with, according to a Connecticut ruling.

        Sage Fulfillment LLC, a Seattle-based CBD manufacturer, sued Earth Animal Ventures in April, alleging the company breached a contract that made Sage the exclusive maker of CBD pens for pets that would be sold by Earth Animal Ventures. The lawsuit states that Earth Animal Ventures agreed to purchase 1.2M pens over four years, but instead walked away after purchasing just 75,000. Sage claims it earned only $1.1M through the deal, well short of the $5.95M per year in 2019, 2020, and 2021 that was stipulated by the contract.

        Earth Animal Ventures tried to have the claims dismissed, arguing that the CBD pens in question were defective and that their poor quality had led to customer complaints and had damaged deals with distributors. 

        The court allowed Sage to continue with a Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUPTA) claim but, in order for a breach of contract to rise to a violation of the CUPTA, aggravating circumstances must be proved. 

        In his ruling, Judge Bolden noted that Sage had not yet proved any aggravating circumstances beyond the contract breach, but he allowed the claim to continue, “at least for now,” so that Sage can flesh out the claim after discovery has been performed in the case.

        The proliferation of these lawsuits may be a signal that the cannabis market is gaining force in the judicial spectrum. The decision of these lawsuits may create precedents that aid in the growth of the cannabis market. Time will tell.

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