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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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Reading the Cannabis Leaves: What M&A Activity Tells Us About the Future of Cannabis

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As more states legalize the use of cannabis for medical and recreational use, cannabis companies are seeing a rapid rise in revenue. Profits are always the long-term goal, but many…

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Cannabis Regulatory Round-Up – SAFE Act, STATES Act, New York, New Jersey and more

The legal, legislative, and regulatory landscape of cannabis in North America is dynamic and if there has been one constant since pioneering states implemented a legal ‘seed-to-sale’ adult-use market in…

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Growing a Strong Economic Future by Investing in Cannabis

Byline: Rodrigo Macias, MGO Gaming, Hospitality and Tribal Services Practice Leader Investments in the gaming and hospitality industries have proven beneficial for many tribes, but leaders planning for the future…

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Did the 2018 Farm Bill Deschedule CBD?

In recent years, cannabis by-product cannabidiol (CBD) has earned great public acclaim for its purported health benefits, launching an industry that is expected to eclipse $1B in 2019. Laboratory research…

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Key Takeaways from USDA Session on Industrial Hemp and the Farm Bill

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On March 13th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) held the first in a series of listening sessions to gather public input on the implementation of the Agriculture Improvement Act…

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The Cannabis Banking Crisis Heads to Washington

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by Linda Hurley, Governance, Risk, and Compliance Practice Leader Everyone involved in the cannabis industry, at any level, is all too aware of the obstacles and risks presented by the…

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Risk Alert: FBI Warns of Hacker Scheme Targeting Direct Deposit Paychecks

Cybercriminals are rerouting direct deposit paychecks into their own accounts. In a public service announcement, the FBI detailed the rise of a new scheme where criminals hack into online payroll…

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TAX ALERT: Businesses can Continue to Deduct 50% of Client Meals

Last year’s tax overhaul via the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1 (“the Act”) made cuts to write-offs and benefits for businesses. A significant change was made in terms…

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Delivering Value and Security via a Principled Debt Management Policy

Best Practices for Government Agencies Issuing Debt under SB 1029 By: Richard Green, CPA, Partner and Industry Leader, State and Local Government California’s public government agencies have long relied on…

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