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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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Lessons from the AMCA Breach: Manage 3rd Party Vendor Risk with Three Steps

By many estimations, nearly half of all data breaches in 2018 occurred not as a direct result of an attack or negligence by the victim, but due to a breach…

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Cannabis Private Investment Review

The Private Investment Trends Defining the Future of Cannabis The MGO | ELLO Cannabis Investment Review is the first publication of its kind for the cannabis industry.  Developed in cooperation…

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TAX ALERT: Latest on the Wayfair Impact on State Nexus Laws

Following the US Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, states across the US are rolling out economic nexus laws requiring remote sellers to collect sales…

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Top Cyber Risks Threatening the Cannabis Industry

As cannabis evolves into a multi-billion dollar global industry, booming revenue, historic M&A deals, and eye-watering capital raises dominate business headlines. But as cannabis enterprises expand at a rapid pace…

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