Ideas & Insights

Ideas & Insights

Industrial Hemp: New Markets for the Ancient Plant

With the long-awaited release of the USDA Hemp guidelines, the US industrial hemp industry is well on its way to fruition. We will be focusing on the regulatory nuances, business challenges, and growth opportunities of…

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How Will Cannabis Perform in a Recession?: Part 1 – “Vice” Industries

by Evan Eneman, CEO of the MGO | ELLO Alliance The escalating trade war with China and concern that the fiscal stimulus efforts that drove economic growth will fizzle out by the end of 2019…

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Look Before You Leap: Aligning Compliance with Growth Strategy in Cannabis

by Rodrigo Macias, Advisory Services Practice Leader The cannabis industry is at a unique historical crossroads. The veritable floodgates are open, and over the last several years cannabis enterprises and investors have been pouring money…

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Medical Cannabis’s Long-Term Potential Is Being Overlooked By Most Investors

This article was first published by Benzinga Cannabis By Hershel Gerson, CEO of ELLO Capital Cannabis is really two markets: one focused on medical use and one focused on adult use. There’s plenty of overlap.…

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Next Steps for SAFE Banking Act and Cannabis

by Rodrigo Macias, Advisory Partner and Practice Leader On September 25th, the cannabis industry celebrated perhaps the most significant victory in the nascent sector’s history when the U.S. House of Representatives voted 321 in favor…

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California Vaping Executive Order: The Bad (and Good) News for Cannabis Businesses

by Linda Hurley, Assurance Partner and Leader of the MGO | ELLO Alliance Governance, Risk and Compliance Advisory Practice.  On September 16th, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-18-9, the first state-wide effort to…

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Cybersecurity Culture: Empowering Your Employees

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by Joshua Silberman, IT / Cyber Security Consultant, MGO Technology Group Are your employees comfortable telling leadership about a potential problem at your company? Now ask yourself, are they comfortable telling leadership about a potential…

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The Real Oversight is NOT Having an Audit Committee

By JIM GODSEY, CPA, CGMA, PARTNER, MGO Everything Changes, Except When It Doesn’t Time and time again we’ve seen reactions to various accounting scandals, after which new policies, procedures, and legislation are created and implemented.…

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Credential Harvesting: What You Need to Know about this Emerging Cyber Threat

by Karl Kispert, Managing Director, MGO Technology Group For many years, malware viruses have been the go-to tool for cyber attackers – and as a result, cybersecurity protocols and training have been engineered to minimize…

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Living Your Vision, Part 2: How to Create an Honest Brand for Your Present & Future

What is a “brand” and how does one go about creating it? A brand is a footprint. A brand is how you are seen, perceived, and remembered. It involves both real world and social media…

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