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Cannabis D&O Insurance Guide

Navigating the cannabis D&O insurance market is a tall order. Here’s a detailed guide to help cannabis companies make this process as seamless as possible.


Oct 04, 2022
3 min read
Insurance Pro Tips Property
With Hurricane Ian top of mind, it's time to examine your cannabis insurance to see if you have Named Storm coverage. Let's talk about why this review is critical.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Sep 28, 2022
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
The global pandemic blew the lid off of psychedelics with a huge impact. People realized its many mental health benefits, and cannabis led the way. Here’s how it all unfolded.
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Sep 23, 2022
5 min read
Property
Cannabis carriers only write property insurance policies if the applicant qualifies according to various theft provisions. Here’s the inside scoop.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Sep 22, 2022
5 min read
Cyber Liability Intellectual Property Risk Management Tips
While all industries face challenges, a psychedelics company often encounters risks and hurdles, unlike in any other industry. Let’s review these challenges and how to overcome them.
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Sep 19, 2022
4 min read
Directors and Officers Risk Management Tips
High-growth cannabis startups often set impressive goals — but big dreams also mean utilizing sophisticated risk management plans to keep you moving forward. Here’s why.
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Sep 14, 2022
6 min read
Directors and Officers Risk Management Tips
Has your operation hit the benchmarks you want? Is it snowballing toward the next level? Here’s how to tell you’re ready to seek funding and find the right cannabis investors.
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Sep 13, 2022
4 min read
Crime
Cannabis companies face robberies and fraud like any other business, especially in the industry's cash-only environment. Here’s how crime insurance protects your organization from these direct damages.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Sep 08, 2022
2 min read
Guest Post Risk Management Tips
Cannabis companies often face many licensing and contract challenges as they grow and develop. Abe Cohn of THC Legal Group provides guidance on navigating these challenges savvily.
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Guest Contributor
Aug 31, 2022
4 min read
Guest Post Risk Management Tips
What are best HR practices for your cannabis startup? This guest post from ZipRecruiter's Amy Klimek reviews 8 HR concepts that any-sized cannabis company can use on their path to...
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Guest Contributor
Aug 30, 2022
5 min read
Directors and Officers Risk Management Tips
Cannabis companies know raising capital is challenging, but with every rule there is an exception — and psychedelics may be it. We have the inside scoop about why investors are...
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Aug 26, 2022
7 min read
General Liability Insurance Pro Tips
High-growth cannabis companies often encounter insurance requirements in contracts — but many are confusing. Let's review the top requirements we come across and what they mean.
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Aug 25, 2022
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
Although CBD wellness companies are a permanent part of the cannabis industry, they face unique legal issues. Here’s what we know.
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Aug 19, 2022
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
Oregon plans to come online in 2023, making it necessary for psychedelics companies to prepare for the launch. Here’s how to prep for success.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 18, 2022
4 min read
Employment Practices Liability Insurance
Whether you're just hitting the ground or your company is expanding into other states and verticals, employment practices liability (EPL) insurance is crucial for cannabis companies pursuing rapid growth —...
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 17, 2022
3 min read
Insurance Pro Tips News
New York will accept retail cannabis dispensary applications starting August 25, 2022. We have the details and some insider tips to position cannabis companies for the best shot of achieving...
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 11, 2022
5 min read
Crime Cyber Liability
Plenty of overlap occurs between crime and cyber liability insurance. Let’s review the similarities and differences in these policies for cannabis companies.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 09, 2022
4 min read
General Liability Insurance Pro Tips
Many cannabis companies must provide an additional insured endorsement & certificate of insurance (COI) — but what in the world are these things? Here's how to handle that request.
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Aug 08, 2022
4 min read
Crop Risk Management Tips
Industrial hemp companies face unique exposures, similar to other cannabis businesses. However, this niche market much approach risk management slightly different — let's discuss.
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Aug 03, 2022
4 min read
Directors and Officers Errors and Omissions Insurance
Cannabis VC investors, private equity, and lenders face unique risks. Let's discuss the most common vulnerabilities and how these firms can safeguard themselves against cyberattacks, regulatory inconsistencies, and more.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 03, 2022
5 min read
Errors and Omissions Insurance Insurance Pro Tips
Only professional liability insurance focuses solely on financial loss instead of bodily injury or property damage. Let's talk about why this matters for fast-growing cannabis companies.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 02, 2022
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
Our ancestors used industrial hemp as a resource in ways we’re only now pursuing. Let’s talk about this amazing plant and the future of businesses operating in this market.
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jul 30, 2022
5 min read
News Risk Management Tips
Few people thought psychedelics would ever go mainstream, but here's how these substances are making an impact on medical and mental health treatments.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 29, 2022
3 min read
Insurance Pro Tips
A certificate of insurance (COI) can be beneficial for cannabis startups. Let's review the details of a COI and how you can manage risk savvily.
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jul 26, 2022
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
When it comes to understanding CBD wellness products, many people assume they're only a fad — but that's far from the truth. Here's what we know about this market niche.
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jul 22, 2022
5 min read
Directors and Officers
D&O insurance and pricing for cannabis companies can vary tremendously. Let's examine the different factors underwriters consider and why it affects pricing and coverage.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 21, 2022
3 min read
Insurance Pro Tips
Knowing the scope of your commercial insurance policy is essential. Let’s review how endorsements and exclusions can optimize cannabis coverage.
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jul 20, 2022
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
The fast track to scaling your cannabis dispensary isn't always clear-cut. Let's uncover elements some company leaders overlook during high-growth periods.
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jul 20, 2022
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
What-ifs get a bad rap—but risk management enables success and profitability as opposed to only protecting cannabis companies from loss. Let's talk about using risk management to your advantage.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 19, 2022
5 min read
Insurance Pro Tips Licenses
With several new states coming online soon, cannabis companies must know what it takes to pursue state licensing. Dispensaries and cultivation companies are typically first in line. Are you ready?
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jul 12, 2022
3 min read
Employment Practices Liability Insurance
Whether because of layoffs or cutbacks, downsizing can quickly trigger employment-related issues. Here are some EPL considerations cannabis companies need to keep in mind.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 08, 2022
4 min read
News
The SAFE Banking Act has been on the cannabis radar for several years. Here’s what we know, including updates and expectations.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 07, 2022
3 min read
Intellectual Property Risk Management Tips
Intellectual property (IP) claims are increasing in the cannabis industry. Let's talk about IRL cases, patent issues, and what cannabis companies can do to stay protected.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 01, 2022
5 min read
Insurance Pro Tips
With R&D surging, the psychedelic space is picking up the pace like never before. Let’s review risks psychedelic companies face and how to mitigate them.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jun 29, 2022
4 min read
Guest Post
Harder than finding top talent for your growing cannabis company is retaining it — but this guest post from EzHire Cannabis explains how.
Jacob Carlson Guest Contributor
Jun 24, 2022
3 min read
Cyber Liability Errors and Omissions Insurance
Insurance for SaaS and Enterprise cannabis startups is a critical step when it comes to protecting your business from potential lawsuits.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jun 23, 2022
4 min read
Property
Property insurance protects cannabis companies from direct losses, from vandalism to office fires to crop damage. Is your operation covered?
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jun 15, 2022
6 min read
Insurance Pro Tips
New Jersey is online, and the marketplace is snowballing — but how do cannabis companies get insurance? Let's talk about the how, what, and why of coverage.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jun 14, 2022
8 min read
Employment Practices Liability Insurance
Cannabis companies can benefit from PEOs tremendously; however, it's not a one-size-fits-all deal. Let's review why it's vital to have your own EPL insurance apart from PEO-provided coverage.
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jun 10, 2022
5 min read
Insurance Pro Tips
Cannabis companies must frequently navigate coverage demands from investors, landlords, or business partners. Let's talk about some common insurance requirements.
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jun 09, 2022
4 min read
General Liability
Cannabis companies face many of the same risks as any other company. As a result, let’s review the broad coverage general liability insurance provides.
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jun 03, 2022
5 min read
Insurance Pro Tips
As more states come online, multi-state operators will expand their businesses rapidly. Here's what MSOs need to stay protected.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
May 28, 2022
2 min read
Licenses News
New Jersey recently issued conditional cannabis licenses to businesses this week! Here’s what you should know.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
May 26, 2022
3 min read
Insurance Pro Tips Licenses
New Jersey regulations have changed, and the state is issuing licenses to new cannabis businesses. Here’s what you should know.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
May 25, 2022
2 min read
Insurance Pro Tips
Premiums, deductibles, and limits are insurance terms that all cannabis leaders need to know. Join us for a helpful insurance 101 lesson for cannabis companies!
Isaac Bock Managing Director
May 20, 2022
2 min read
Licenses News
The global pandemic crushed many businesses; however, the cannabis industry rose up to thrive. Let's talk about how it unfolded and what this new success means for the future of...
Eric Schneider Managing Director
May 18, 2022
3 min read
Directors and Officers Representations and Warranties
Cannabis M&A activity is hot in the cannabis industry right now, and we expect more in the future. Let's look at risks companies face joining forces and how insurance can...
Doc Schneider Account Executive
May 11, 2022
3 min read
Insurance Pro Tips
There is often confusion between the different types of cannabinoids. Learn more about what separates them from one another and how it impacts insurance policies.
Isaac Bock Managing Director
May 10, 2022
2 min read
Insurance Pro Tips
Insurance policies are not created equal or even the same. Let’s look at two different types: claims-made and occurrence policy to help your cannabis company thrive.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Apr 22, 2022
2 min read
Licenses News
New York regulators approve the first round of cultivator licenses to prepare for the future industry demand. Here’s the changes you can expect.
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Apr 21, 2022
2 min read
Licenses News
Recreational cannabis sales are now legal in New Jersey starting 4/21/22! We have the details regarding this new regulatory development for dispensaries and adult users.
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Mar 17, 2022
General Liability Property
Cannabis cultivators and growers are flourishing, but risks in the industry still abound. So, are you covered? We have some recommendations.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Mar 07, 2022
Licenses
When NY dispensaries sidestep the law successfully, it's worth talking about. Let's look at how a unique cannabis company in NYC is making it work.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Dec 07, 2021
Directors and Officers Press Release
AlphaRoot’s management liability insurance program bridges the gap between coverage and price point for privately-held cannabis companies.
Adam Hide Head of Marketing
May 17, 2021
Licenses
Even though marijuana has been legalized in many states, it still can be very difficult to obtain a cannabis license to either sell, grow, or transport. Learn what the process...
Dyanne Harvey Senior Writer
May 06, 2021
Licenses
Cannabis licensing is a very involved and taxing process. We will take a look into the requirements for Massachusetts specifically.
Dyanne Harvey Senior Writer
Apr 01, 2021
3 min read
News
New York passes a historic bill to legalize recreational use of cannabis! Let's discuss what this means for the New York market and the entire industry.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Nov 13, 2020
Employment Practices Liability Insurance Workers Compensation
Insurance for Cannabis Delivery Services Download our coverage overview for Cannabis Delivery Services here   Most cities have understood the luxury of having their favorite groceries, restaurant meals, and supplies...
Doc Schneider Account Executive
Nov 10, 2020
Directors and Officers Employment Practices Liability Insurance General Liability Product Liability Property
  From one of the Cannabis Insurance Companies – AlphaRoot insurance. Download our coverage overview for brand and IP only cannabis companies here While cannabis products need to be tracked...
Doc Schneider Account Executive
Nov 06, 2020
Directors and Officers General Liability Product Liability Property
  Download our coverage overview for Fully Integrated Cannabis MSOs companies here Cannabis legalization is gaining momentum around the world. According to the UNODC, cannabis is the most widely cultivated,...
Doc Schneider Account Executive
Nov 04, 2020
Directors and Officers Employment Practices Liability Insurance Workers Compensation
  Download our coverage overview for extraction companies here.   We have the pure crop now what do we do!? Extraction techniques are used to separate the components of cannabis...
Doc Schneider Account Executive
Oct 21, 2020
Uncategorized
If there’s been one positive of COVID-19, it’s been the growth of a new cannabis vertical, one that a number of other industries have experienced in the on-demand age, and...
Doc Schneider Account Executive
Aug 11, 2020
4 min read
Employment Practices Liability Insurance Interview Uncategorized
We cover the global pandemic's impact on hiring in the cannabis industry in an interview with David Belsky, CEO of FlowerHire. Let's review how the industry's future might look.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Feb 27, 2020
Directors and Officers Product Liability
Plenty of industries are booming nowadays—fintech, on-demand, micromobility, etc. The cannabis industry, however, tops the charts for tremendous growth as well as intense social impact. With so many developments in...
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jun 28, 2019
Cyber Liability Directors and Officers Product Liability
We learned from the MJBizCon Next Conference and summarized the key takeaways for anyone operating or interested in the Cannabis industry in this post.
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Dec 04, 2018
Directors and Officers Product Liability
Growing cannabis does not differ much from growing any other plant, yet other than the commonly known legal reasons, there are some specific features of the plant itself which you...
Doc Schneider Account Executive

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