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  • What to Expect in Cannabis Real Estate Deals

    Thu 10:00am By Griffen Thorne
    Cannabis real estate transactions can be notoriously complicated – much more so than your average real estate deal. On January 9, 2024, I’ll be speaking on a panel called “Navigating Real Estate Issues Impacting the Cannabis Industry” for the Los…
  • Cannabis Companies and the OTC Markets

    Wed 10:00am By Vince Sliwoski
    I stumbled upon this recent post by Jason Paltrowitz titled “Lawful but Awful: The Small Cap IPO Cycle.” It contains some interesting findings and I like everything about it for cannabis companies, except the conclusion. The conclusion is that OTCQX and…
  • What Cannabis Companies Can Expect When Borrowing Money

    Tue 10:00am By Griffen Thorne
    Cannabis companies that need more money than they can generate through sales generally have two options: borrow money (debt) or solicit investments (equity). Over the years as the industry has constricted, equity finance became less of an option. I recently…
  • Happy Thanksgiving from Canna Law Blog!

    Nov 23, 2023, 10:00 am By Vince Sliwoski
    Here’s to a relaxing holiday with family and friends. Enjoy the holiday! We will be back next week with our regular programming. The post Happy Thanksgiving from Canna Law Blog! appeared first on Harris Sliwoski LLP (Formerly Harris Bricken).
  • Risk Allocation in Cannabis Contracts

    Nov 22, 2023, 10:00 am By Griffen Thorne
    One of the main reasons why I am such a vocal supporter of written cannabis contracts is allocation of risk and liabilities. Parties to a cannabis contract have a number of ways that they can allocate risks and liabilities that they just won’t have in a…
  • Equity Incentives and Cannabis Businesses

    Nov 17, 2023, 10:00 am By Griffen Thorne
    A common way to get and retain employees is to issue them options or equity securities like corporate stock. But like with everything else, issuing securities is heavily regulated. Today, we’ll look at a few key issues for cannabis businesses that want to…
  • Cannabis Banking Today

    Nov 16, 2023, 10:00 am By Vince Sliwoski
    We are helping build out another cannabis banking program here in Oregon. My law firm has done a series of these for credit unions (“CU”s) and other financial institutions (“FIs”) going back to 2014. We have also handled a good bit of hemp banking…
  • Florida Court Ponders Cannabis Legalization

    Nov 9, 2023, 10:00 am By Fred Rocafort
    On November 8, 2023, the Florida Supreme Court held oral arguments on the validity of a constitutional amendment initiative to legalize adult-use cannabis (case number SC2023-0682). The Florida Constitution requires the state’s Attorney General to request an…
  • Federal Cannabis Legalization Isn’t Here Just Yet

    Nov 8, 2023, 10:00 am By Griffen Thorne
    I’ve been representing clients in California’s cannabis industry since 2018. Our firm has been representing businesses in the space for many years before that, in states with more mature licensing programs. One of the most common mistakes we see in new…
  • The Lawsuit to End Federal Cannabis Prohibition Wouldn’t Really End Federal Cannabis Prohibition

    Nov 3, 2023, 10:00 am By Vince Sliwoski
    The lawsuit filed on October 26 against Merrick Garland to “end federal cannabis prohibition” wouldn’t really end federal cannabis prohibition. If you had that impression, it may be because reporting on this topic has been subpar. Many of the headlines…

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