HBK’s Odille to Address Cannabis Industry Concerns as “Cannavest” Panelist

HBK CPAs & Consultants
Posted at 2/17/2020

February 17, 2020 … Youngstown, Oh. — Nicholas R. Odille, CPA, MBA, will address some of Cannabis industry owners’ and operators’ most pressing concerns as a panelist on “Navigating the Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Maze” at the Cannavest Conference, February 20, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Nick joins four other industry leaders and moderator Lloyd Pierre-Louis of Dickinson Wright for the opening session of the National Cannabis Industry Association conference’s second day. 

Nick is a Principal in the Youngstown, Ohio, office of HBK CPAs & Consultants and Director of the firm's Cannabis Industry Group (CIG). He specializes in financial consulting and services to business owners and operators in the cannabis, industrial hemp and CBD industry, and in 2016 headed an exploratory group that resulted in the formation of HBK’s CIG. 

Nick works with businesses in all cannabis industry segments—cultivators, processors, retailers—from single facility to multi-location and integrated operations. He counsels owners, management and investors in multiples states and countries, connecting operators with investment bankers and helping them with key financial activi...more

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Essential Cannabis Ad Networks Marketers Need to Know

Oren Todoros Oren Todoros
Posted at 7/12/2019

Despite the fact that regulations surrounding the cannabis industry are starting to loosen up, conventional marketing channels continue to be very strict when it comes to anything related to cannabis.

Regardless of how clean your ads are, if you’re involved in the cannabis industry, be prepared to face numerous advertising obstacles.

That being said, stringent ad regulations have opened the doors to new ad networks who specifically target potential cannabis users.D

Discover the best cannabis ad networks right now, and which ones make the most sense for your business - Grab The Guide.


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Posted at 9/27/2018

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ISO - Is it worth it?

Tracy Hawkey Tracy Hawkey
Posted at 3/6/2018

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

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Press Release: L’Eagle Presented with NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award for Cultivation

JB Woods JB Woods
Posted at 3/1/2018

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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New Website Announcement!

Nathaniel Gurien Nathaniel Gurien
Posted at 11/9/2017

ORION GROUP NYC is pleased to annouce that our website has been fully revised and updated to reflect our focus on compliant cannabis banking and payment solutions.









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Essential Stewards of Commerce

Nathaniel Gurien Nathaniel Gurien
Posted at 10/25/2017

Due to the perception of (as opposed to actual and practical) risk of banking the cannabis industry largely based upon misinformation or a deliberate lack of information as well as ingrained prejudice against marijuana, US financial institutions are nearly universally unwilling to open accounts or provide basic banking service to marijuana-related businesses (MRBs) or ancillaries who provide services to them.

As a result, except for a lucky few most are either obliged to operate entirely in cash, or seek a ‘covert’ (some would say fraudulent) checking account, merchant processing, ‘cashless ATM’ or ‘electronic wallet’ workaround under an innocuous guise, i.e., a flower shop or consulting company and expect to have their account closed and be obliged to find an alternative solution 3x-4x a year.

Banks’ reckless disregard of their responsibility in the financial system as ‘essential stewards of commerce’ additionally has the consequence of flooding communities with billions in untracked cash serving to incubate and encourage violent and organized crime, injury to innocent bystanders, tax evasion, money laundering, inadequate compliance and shady accounting.

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The Cannabis ECN 2017 Roster of Featured Experts

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Posted at 5/3/2017

Download the 2017 Roster of Featured Experts

The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is the only national trade association advancing the interests of the legitimate and responsible cannabis industry. Our industry supports tens of thousands of jobs, tens of millions of dollars in tax revenues, and billions of dollars in economic activity in the United States annually. NCIA's nearly 1200 members include some of the most notable and successful cannabis entrepreneurs and business owners from around the country. It’s their experience and expertise that make the Cannabis ECN® such a valuable resource for those new to the industry, as well as to small business owners who need professional advice to take their businesses to the next level.

The goal of this 2017 Cannabis ECN® Roster of Featured Experts is to connect cannabis industry experts with information-seekers and entrepreneurs in a professional and welcoming environment. To explore the free online features of the Cannabis ECN® and to get to know the many experts on the platform who are ready to answer your questions and help you tackle industry-specific challenges, please visit http://cannabis.expertcalling


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