Where is the “Pot” of Gold?

California’s Cannabis Tax Revenue: Expectations vs. Reality By: Scott Johnson Cannabis tax revenues have fallen short, much to the chagrin of state and local governments who were relying on higher…

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Cannabis Tax & Payment Guide for California

Critical Information for Paying Cannabis Taxes in California Now that the legal adult-use cannabis market in California is open, cannabis business owners and operators are currently navigating a complex system…

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The Solution to California’s Cannabis Cash Problem

MGO’s innovative solution to the main banking issues Government Agencies and Cannabis Businesses are facing in California starting January 1st. Recently, the California State Treasurer’s Cannabis Banking Working Group (CBWG)…

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Banking Access Strategies for Cannabis-Related Businesses

A ROADMAP FOR GOVERNMENT AGENCIES On November 7th, California State Treasurer’s Cannabis Banking Working Group issued a report outlining strategies for government agencies to address banking issues related to the…

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Guide to Tax Relief and Federal Assistance for Victims of California Wildfires

Guide to Tax Relief and Assistance for California Wildfire Victims

As deadly wildfires rage across California, communities are banding together to fight the flames and rebuild from the ashes. MGO is a firm with a strong foundation in Northern California.…

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What you need to know about Prop 64

FAST FACTS FOR MUNICIPAL EXECUTIVES By Scott Johnson, CPA, CGMA Partner, State & Local Government, Advisory Services Macias Gini & O’Connell LLP (MGO) CPAs & Advisors Now that voters have…

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A Budding Industry – The Challenges & Opportunities of Medical Marijuana Taxes and Regulations

Marijuana Taxes & Regulations - Emerging best practices

By Scott P. Johnson – Partner, MGO Advisory Services As cities and counties across the state face increasing cost pressure, many government executives are turning to the Medical Marijuana business…

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