Author: Jackie Graddon

Cannabis Licenses
Ohio Cannabis Licensing: A Comprehensive Manual


This living article comprehensively details everything required to win a cannabis license in Ohio. This information includes the history of cannabis legalization, political environment, social equity provisions, medical and recreational applications and operations, and market opportunities in the Ohio cannabis licensing scheme. Readers engaging in cannabis license pursuits in Ohio should subscribe to this feed to receive future updates, as the “field” is evolving rapidly. Read more

Cannabis Licenses
The Complete Maryland Cannabis Licensing Guide

This article details everything you need to know to win a cannabis license in Maryland, including the history of legalization in the state, regulations, political environment, and future cannabis business licensing opportunities. Citizens of Maryland voted to legalize recreational cannabis in November of 2022, and many medical cannabis operators in the state made the transition to include recreational sales as of July 1st, 2023. Now, there is an active application round for additional recreational cannabis licenses, exclusive to social equity-owned businesses, with a limited number of standard- and micro-licenses for cultivators, processors, and dispensaries available. An additional recreational license application round will be held in the spring of 2024, and will include consumption lounge licenses.Read more

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How to Win a Cannabis license in Virginia

To win a cannabis license in Virginia, careful preparation and painstaking execution is crucial. This article exhaustively details the political environment, technical license details, general rules and license application requirements, and tips to ensure that your application stands out to regulators and reviewers, giving you the best chance to win a Virginia cannabis license.Read more

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The Inordinate Guide to Cannabis Licenses in New York

This article exhaustively details all the information that you need to win a cannabis license in New York. Details of the history of cannabis legalization in the state are outlined, including draconian drug laws instituted in 1973, along with information about the previous and current political administration’s views on cannabis, and how cannabis legalization progressed in New York. A summation of medical cannabis licenses include the technical details of that application round, general rules regarding medical cannabis and patients, legal battles related to medical licensees, and how medical operators will expand into the adult-use market. Social Equity is a critical component of the cannabis legislation in New York; the equity requirements put forth by the original cannabis act, the Social Equity Cannabis Investment Fund, the 2023 Social and Economic Equity Plan, and the review process for social equity applicant consideration are all discussed in the Social Equity section. Finally, recreational cannabis licenses in New York are described in depth, including details on the brand-new Cannabis Growers Showcase.Read more

Cannabis Taxes
Guide to IRS Code Section 280E for Cannabis Businesses

This comprehensive guide to 280E for cannabis businesses in the United States is designed to assist industry stakeholders in complying with the tax laws while also maximizing any possible deductions or exemptions. Herein we exhaustively detail the history, impact, and future of US tax code 280E, and how cannabis businesses can reasonably maintain compliance with these seemingly heavy-handed laws. 280E consists of three simple lines of tax code that have created a significant and sometimes fatal burden for regulated cannabis businesses nationwide:Read more