Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has been working to finalize a bill that will end federal cannabis prohibition. This long-anticipated Senate bill was supposed to be introduced back in April, but Democratic leadership said the timeline is being extended as they continue to work out various provisions “with the assistance of nearly a dozen Senate committees and input from numerous … [Read more...] about Schumer’s Marijuana Legalization Bill Delayed to Finalize Provisions
Policy & Legal
Dealing With Fraud & Scams in the Cannabis Space
The House voting to decriminalize marijuana is the latest example of legalized cannabis sales growing in popularity across the nation. Like any ‘budding’ industry, it also means more opportunities for online fraudsters. This can range from friendly/chargeback fraud — teens buying CBD products using a parent’s credit card — to scammers buying legitimate items and then returning a knock-off product … [Read more...] about Dealing With Fraud & Scams in the Cannabis Space
How New York Regulations Are Shaping Up
Regulations are an important aspect of owning your own cannabis business, but unfortunately, they do not make this knowledge easy to attain. Since cannabis is not federally legal, each state has their own requirements and regulations. Especially for New York, it has been a slow and not-so-steady process for regulations, getting a cannabis business license, and being able to sell recreational … [Read more...] about How New York Regulations Are Shaping Up
Tips for Setting Up a Cannabis Business
There are so many things you need in order to start a business that it can seem a little daunting, especially if you want to start your own cannabis business. With all of the different regulations, restrictions, and laws out there, it is imperative that entrepreneurs do their research beforehand, and Leaf Retailer is here to help you with that process. Creating an Operating … [Read more...] about Tips for Setting Up a Cannabis Business
Delta-8 Legality is Changing
Many in the business assume delta-8 is protected by the 2018 Farm Bill. The reality however, is that delta-8 sits in a grey area and it’s legality is dependent on an interpretation of specific wording in the bill. Recently Nevada activated Senate Bill 49, which clearly identifies delta-8 as a regulated THC and prohibits ‘synthetic cannabinoids’ from being produced, sold, or offered for sale … [Read more...] about Delta-8 Legality is Changing
Testing Your Products & Why It’s So Important
Joseph Arnold As more states roll out their medical and adult-use marijuana programs, they create regulations to keep cannabis users safe. We would all like to think every cannabis company would adhere to ethical business practices, but we have to assume that business owners will cut corners if given a chance. Testing products is the only way to hold companies accountable and ensure consumers … [Read more...] about Testing Your Products & Why It’s So Important
National Legalization in 2021?
by Joseph Arnold The draft bill unveiled by Corey Booker and Chuck Schumer consisting of a wish list of progressive cannabis reforms; full legalization for adults over 21, prison reform, expunging past criminal records, and investing in communities most affected by cannabis prohibition. While public support is at an all-time high for legalization, the remaining months of 2021 most likely won’t … [Read more...] about National Legalization in 2021?
Banking Options for Cannabis Companies
In the US, Medical and recreational use of cannabis has been legalized in 19 states including the District of Columbia, while an additional 26 states have decriminalized its use. However, any bank that is federally insured remains restricted by federal laws, a prohibition that has made banking a challenge for marijuana businesses. Without access to banking services, … [Read more...] about Banking Options for Cannabis Companies