Line wraps around the building of Ohio medical marijuana dispensary on the first day of legal sales. Source: Kayvan Khalatbari of Denver Relief Consulting In the first few weeks of 2019, Ohio made history as the 32nd state to enact a medical marijuana program. Let’s take a moment to unpack Ohio marijuana laws. Ohio’s medical…

Cannabis is big business for states that legalize and Washington is no exception. The state rakes in millions and millions of dollars each year thanks to retail cannabis sales. Let’s take a look at the WA state MJ tax rate, revenue, and distribution. WA State MJ Tax Basics The WA state marijuana excise tax is…

As cannabis is legalized in more places across the United States, we have begun to see tangible changes in our social, economic, and legal spheres. Obviously, legal (or decriminalized) marijuana has led to decreased numbers of marijuana-related arrests, but questions remain about what to do for people whose past convictions for marijuana-related crimes continue to…

The MAUCRSA acronym doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. But it’s arguably one of the most consequential laws in cannabis legalization history. It stands for the Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act and it was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown in 2017. It serves as the legal landscape for…

On December 11, 2018, a historic moment took place in Washington D.C. For the first time since the early days of the country, lawmakers voted on sweeping changes to hemp production in the United States. With the stroke of a pen made from hemp, Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) signed off on the 2018 Farm Bill….

Measure 91 in a Nutshell On November 4, 2014 the Oregon voters passed Measure 91 by a margin of 56% to 44%. The Act was entitled “Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act.” Measure 91 (M91) allows any individual over the age of 21 to grow, purchase, and possess marijuana in limited…

This week, Neil Juneja starred in the Holistic Entrepreneur Podcast with Bonnie Groessl. During the conversation, they discussed trademark infringement, intellectual property law, and business branding, as well as how to make your mark in a particular field. Neil gave some great advice on getting a foothold in the cannabis industry: pick your expertise and…

Interested in becoming a licensed marijuana producer in Oregon? There are a few very important things you should know. Voters created Oregon’s legal cannabis market in 2014 when they approved a ballot measure to allow for Adult Use. Since then, this thriving endeavor continues to grow. Unfortunately, the interest in being a retailer, producer and/or…

This week, the Creative Marketing Zone podcast interviewed Neil Juneja about his business strategies. Each week, Eric brings on guests that share actionable tips on how to grow a business, strategies to gain a foothold in a particular industry, and more. Growing a business in a creative fashion takes hard work and discipline, so it…

Do I need an OLCC Marijuana Worker Permit? If you want to work for an Oregon recreational cannabis company in a capacity that will involve handling of cannabis or cannabis products, you are probably going to need to get a Marijuana Worker Permit from the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). You will need a Marijuana…