On Tuesday, March 26th, the House Financial Service Committee will take up, debate and vote on the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, a bi-partisan bill addressing the cannabis industry’s banking crisis. A yes vote on the SAFE Act would represent a crucial milestone in federal marijuana policy and pave the way for major financial institutions to work with legal cannabis businesses. But just days ahead of the committee markup, a key sponsor of the bill moved to add provisions that would help to further diversity and inclusion across the industry. Continue reading “Bipartisan Cannabis Business Banking Bill Goes to House Committee”→
MedMen Enterprises Inc. (CSE:MMEN) (OTCQX:MMNFF) (FSE: A2JM6N) (“MedMen” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has signed a binding term sheet for a senior secured convertible credit facility of up to US$250,000,000 (the “Facility”) from funds managed by Gotham Green Partners (“GGP” or the “Investor”), an investor in the global cannabis industry. Management believes this is the largest investment to date by a single investor in a publicly traded cannabis company with U.S. operations.
The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill) has officially been signed into law. One of the major components of this legislation of industrial hemp. This blog post will mainly focus on what the tax implications of this legalization and contrast tax differences of a federal legal hemp business versus a federally illegal business subject to section 280E. Continue reading “The 2018 Farm Bill – What it Means for Hemp Farmers’ Tax Bill”→
If you ever open a cannabis business, you will have this meeting: Some really big guys will contact you about your cash problem. A cash problem only they could solve. It will require unmarked, bullet-proof vans, guns, more big guys, and some special relationships with government officials. At one point, when you ask how they get the money through a specific checkpoint, one of them will reply, “We know a guy.”
The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (the “Company” or “TGOD”) (TSX:TGOD) (US:TGODF) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. (the “Underwriters”) pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a bought deal basis pursuant to the filing of a short form prospectus, an aggregate of 10,950,000 units (the “Units”) at a price of $6.85 per Unit (the “Offering Price”) for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of $75,007,500 (the “Offering”). Continue reading “TGOD Announces C$75 Million Bought Deal”→