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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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Does Your Organization have a Need for an Independent Eye on Performance?

Alternative Engagement Types: Consulting Services, Agreed-Upon Procedures, and Performance Audits By Scott P. Johnson, CPA, CGMA Partner, Macias Gini & O’Connell LLP State and Local Government Advisory Services I have…

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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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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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Going Public in Canada

What You Need to Know To Go Public in Canada Denied access to many fund-raising avenues, US-based cannabis businesses are going public in Canada to generate the capital that fuels…

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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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Seeking Capital in Canada: Why US Cannabis Businesses are Going Public in Canada

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2018 has been a landmark year for the cannabis industry in many ways. Not only did California’s legal market open on 1/1/2018, but Canada is soon to become the largest…

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TAX ALERT: Feds Move to Block SALT Deduction Workarounds

One of the most significant, and controversial changes affecting individual tax returns in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, H.R. 1 (“the Act”) is the provision limiting the deductibility of…

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TAX ALERT: How Tax Reform Affects UBI Calculation for Tax-Exempt Organizations

The recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (P.L. 115-97), effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2017, has garnered much attention for its individual- and business-focused provisions, but it…

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MGO Selected as Consultants for the Defense Innovation Voucher Program

If you are a small defense contractor based in San Diego County who is pursuing new commercial markets or looking to diversify your government contracts, then please check out the…

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