Farm Bill to Legalize Hemp, but will it Institutionalize Racism?

Brainsy, Inc.
Posted at 12/7/2018 8:37:04 AM

Lawmakers seem ready to consider the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018,” more commonly known as the “Farm Bill.” It contains much needed support for farmers reeling from effects of climate related changes and a trade war. It could pass as early as next week and be on the President’s desk for signature before Christmas. While the full text of the Farm Bill has yet to be released (latest markup is here), a major provision of the bill will be to make hemp legal.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced the Amendment to make hemp legal and has gone on record to guarantee that his proposal - to make hemp a legal agricultural commodity, removing it from the federal list of controlled substances - will be part of the final farm bill.     

Hemp, a cannabis plant, is currently a Schedule 1 controlled substance but does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. There are 1,242 pages of text in the draft bill, so here’s the relevant part describing hemp:

“(1) HEMP.—The term ‘hemp’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, ...more

Categories: Compliance & Policy
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  • #farmbill
  • #marijuanalegalization
  • #socialjustice
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FIVE SIGNS THAT THE CANNABIS CUSTOMER YOU ARE EXTENDING CREDIT TOO HAS A PROBLEM AND MAY NEED TO BE PLACED WITH A 3rd PARTY COLLECTION AGENCY

Sam Fensterstock
Posted at 10/16/2018 10:50:54 AM

While trade credit is not currently the norm in the cannabis market today, we believe it will be in the future and with credit there are collections.  Almost every company we have spoken to, whether they are grower, manufacturer or service provider are extending some type of credit to a segment of their customers.  Most of this credit extended today in the cannabis market is what we call “friendship credit”, credit that is extended to a customer who you have known for a while and have developed a personal relationship with and where no real credit analysis was performed.  Friendship credit might be ok in today’s existing marketplace but in the near future, when the rules change, many of your customers on friendship credit are not going to pay you what you are owed on time and some are not going to pay you at all.  When this happens, what are you going to do?

The following is a common-sense approach to the problem of determining whether a customer who you have extended credit to, whether it allowing them to float checks to you or giving them 7,15 or 30-day credit terms, is about to become a collection problem where you may need outside help.  Customers of...more

Categories: Credit & Collection Services
Tags:
  • credit
  • collection
  • receivable
  • debt
  • revenue
  • accounting
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THE FUTURE OF THE ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE AND CREDIT FUNCTION IN THE EMERGING CANNABIS INDUSTRY

AG Adjustments
Posted at 10/16/2018 10:48:04 AM

INTRODUCTION

According to Forbes, “the legal cannabis market was worth an estimated $7.2 billion in 2016 and is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 17%. Medical marijuana sales are projected to grow from $4.7 billion in 2016 to $13.3 billion in 2020. Adult recreational sales are estimated to jump from $2.6 billion in 2016 to $11.2 billion by 2020.” These estimates, we believe, assume that the banking system will begin treating cannabis businesses like almost every other business and make bank credit available. When this happens, as we are already seeing in the California market, cannabis related business will no longer be primarily operating on a cash basis. You will be extending trade credit on about 90% of your sales and once you reach a certain level of annual revenue, you will need to develop a Credit & Collection Department that will help you manage the second largest asset on your balance sheet - your accounts receivable. 

Your emerging business has the potential to grow significantly, but only if you can implement the operational infrastructure and financial controls that are necessary to support your growth. If you, operationally, can’t keep up with ...more

Categories: Credit & Collection Services
Tags:
  • credit
  • collection
  • accounting
  • revenue
  • risk management
  • receivable
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Your seed spreading your customers

YADIRA SILVA
Posted at 9/27/2018 1:44:49 PM

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ISO - Is it worth it?

Tracy Hawkey
Posted at 3/6/2018 11:32:32 AM

ISO-certified companies all say the cost and effort to become certified is well worth it! 


As the cannabis industry becomes more competitive, a growing number of cannabis companies are looking for ways to differentiate their operations, whether that means offering value-added services or implementing the latest lean techniques. 


One best practice that many of today's leading shop's tout is ISO 9001 certification. The ISO standard is based on implementing seven quality management principles, including a strong customer focus, Evidence-based decision making, and continuous improvement. 


The basic goal of the ISO 9001 standard is to help companies provide customers with consistent, good quality products and services, which, in turn, often brings business benefits like improved financial performance. 

ISO standards are certain to help you increase profitability by

  • Improving the quality of your goods and services
  • Enhancing your credibility and build consumer confidence
  • Cutting the business costs of poor service and reduce customer complaints 
  • Processes will be aligned and understood by everyone in the business which increases productivity and
...more

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Tags:
  • Compliance
  • ISO
  • Certification
  • Profits
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Evidence-Based Decision Making
  • Quality
  • Enviornment
  • Health & Safety
  • Customers
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Press Release: L’Eagle Presented with NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award for Cultivation

JB Woods
Posted at 3/1/2018 5:18:21 PM

L’Eagle Services Presented with NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award for Cultivation

In an industry where the standard is often quantity over quality,

L’Eagle Services sets itself apart with sustainable cultivation practices

DENVER (Feb. 8, 2018) – The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) has recognized, L’Eagle Services — a Denver based cannabis cultivator and retail dispensary specializing in clean cannabis — with the NCIA Excellence in Innovation Award for their leading edge in sustainable cultivation practices.

The NCIA Industry Awards recognize the best and brightest in the business, who are working to advance the cannabis industry. NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award is presented to those who are moving the industry forward by bringing an innovative idea to life in three categories: cultivation, infused products and extraction and business strategy and innovation.

Named The Cannabist People’s Choice Award Winner for Best Dispensary in 2018, L’Eagle Services prides itself in providing consumers with high quality, clean cannabis they can trust. L’Eagle implements sustainable practices from seed to sale bringing forward an innovative method for cannabis cultiv...more

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  • ncia
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New Coinsurance Calculator Availble to the Cannabis Industry

JB Woods
Posted at 3/1/2018 2:42:36 PM

Impact of Coinsurance on your Business Property and Cannabis Coverage


Every cannabis business goes through the process of trying to determine the proper amount of property insurance and understanding key policy terms.  One of those terms is named coinsurance.  Basically, it's a calculation used by insurance carriers to determine the amount of a loss paid after a claim for business personal property coverages.  Property means building, cannabis,  grow equipment, computers, display cases, tenant improvements, or other property owned by the cannabis company.  Commercial liability policies will not have coinsurance.

Coinsurance is always expressed as a percentage.  For example, a cannabis licensee may insure their grow equipment for $500,000 with an 80% coinsurance factor.  A retail marijuana store might insure the building for $350,000 and cannabis stock for $100,000.  Other coinsurance factors may include 90% or 100% as insurance policies will have one coinsurance factor.

For this reason, a online tool is available to the cannabis industry to help figure out the impact of coinsurance for determining their property values.   You ba...more

Categories: Insurance
Tags:
  • coinsurance
  • coinsurance calculator
  • online coinsurance calculation
  • business personal property
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First surety bond program for cannabis industry approved by insurance commissioner

Greenpoint Insurance Advisors, LLC
Posted at 2/21/2018 5:25:54 PM

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced today he has approved the first surety bond program for the cannabis industry in the State of California. Continental Heritage Insurance Company is the first insurer in the state to be approved to offer surety bonds for the cannabis industry.

“Cannabis businesses should have insurance coverage available to them just like any other Califor...more

Categories: Insurance
Tags:
  • bond
  • california
  • commissioner Dave Jones
  • Marijuana Bond
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