Some of the cannabis industry’s biggest employers posted exciting job openings this week, including Pharmacannis and Cresco Labs in Illinois, Green Thumb Industries (GTI) in Pennsylvania, Trulieve in Florida, and Curalief in New Jersey. Pharmacannis hiring General Manager for dispensary in North Aurora, IL Pharmacannis is a prominent cannabis company that operates licensed facilities in…
Marijuana lab testing is vital to consumer protection wherever legalization is implemented. Chemical analysis tests are a necessary component of cannabis laws  because they ensure that products are free of pesticides, mold, bugs, and other nasty contaminants. Lab testing also helps assure that products have as much THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids and terpenes as…
The number of Connecticut dispensary licenses soon will increase from nine to as many 19 following an expansion of the state’s medical cannabis regulations. The Department of Consumer Protection recently received applications from 73 marijuana businesses who are competing for the opportunity to win one of the new dispensary licenses. The Department of Consumer Protection has…
Harford County dispensary RISE Joppa is open for business in Maryland beginning April 27, 2018. The dispensary sells cannabidiol oil and other medical cannabis products to patients registered under Maryland medical marijuana law. RISE dispensaries are managed by Green Thumb Industries, a company licensed to cultivate, process, and dispense high quality products in multiple states.…
Michigan recreational marijuana will be put to voters in November 2018. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol raised enough signatures for the initiative, which would enable citizens to grow their own plus give authority to Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to grant cultivation, processing, and dispensary licenses. Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act…
Missouri medical marijuana legislation, HB 1554, has been approved out of a committee and could receive a vote in Missouri’s House of Representatives. Sponsored by Rep. Jim Neely, the bill provides a licensing framework for growers and dispensaries, but the range of legal products and list of qualifying medical conditions is extremely narrow. Missouri Medical…
Are crypto exchanges providing the best price? How often have you traded on one crypto exchange, only to see a wildly divergent price somewhere else? I know many traders feel compelled to monitor several crypto “exchanges” simultaneously to ensure their trades are reasonably priced. I also know a few traders who use price differentials as…
Here it comes – the cryptocurrency exchanges are now under scrutiny.  Last year, regulators in the United States were firmly focused on the mechanics and fairness of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). By now it seems settled that ICOs need to comply with the federal securities laws. So now it is time for cryptocurrency exchanges to…
tZERO is conducting the first major Security Token Offering (STO). tZERO, like Polymath, is positioning itself as a leader in the movement to transition securities like stocks and bonds to the blockchain. tZERO’s niche in this space is trading. It owns controlling interests in broker-dealers, SEC registered trading platforms, and even an investment advisor. Picture Schwab, but all…
It has been all the rage lately for blockchain startups to do a token airdrop instead of an initial coin offering (ICO). Now that the SEC has made clear that ICOs are securities offerings, everyone is trying to find a workaround. Why? Because crypto has democratized investment opportunity. The notion that ground floor investment opportunities should…