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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.


Jun 20, 2024
Risk Management Tips
This post debunks 5 common misconceptions about cannabis business insurance. Learn the truth about coverage options, avoid costly mistakes, and unlock the peace of mind that protects your thriving cannabusiness.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jun 18, 2024
Risk Management Tips
Traditional insurance might leave your cannabis business vulnerable. This post dives into the growing need for cannabis cyber insurance, exploring the unique cyber threats facing the industry and how to...
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jun 13, 2024
Licenses
Confused by Florida's CBD regulations? This guide by an insurance expert simplifies Florida's CBD licensing process. Learn what permits you need, how to avoid compliance issues, and ensure your business...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jun 11, 2024
Growth
This review of the SWOT analysis explores the cannabis industry's potential for explosive growth. Dive into the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats shaping this dynamic market.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jun 04, 2024
Risk Management Tips
This post explores hot new trends and innovations shaping the world of cannabis product development companies. Discover what's on the horizon!
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
May 30, 2024
Risk Management Tips
Confused by varying THC laws? This comprehensive overview provides a clear picture of THC potency limits by state in the US. Know before you go!
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
May 28, 2024
5 min read
Growth
Attract customers & boost sales! Discover creative dispensary display ideas to elevate your store's visual appeal and showcase products effectively.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
May 24, 2024
5 min read
Growth
This guide explores balancing creativity with regulations in cannabis product development. Discover tips for crafting unique products that meet legal requirements
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
May 22, 2024
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
Let’s explore the current landscape of cannabis payment processing in the US, including options the top 10 payment processing companies offer.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Apr 17, 2024
Guest Post
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Guest Contributor
Mar 28, 2024
Risk Management Tips
Your cannabis company mission statement is far more than a mere fluff piece for your annual report — it’s your business’s guiding light. Here’s how to get it right and...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Mar 26, 2024
Risk Management Tips
What does diversity in cannabis truly mean? Join us in our discussion about how diversity fuels innovation and what to expect for this industry’s future.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Mar 19, 2024
Employment Practices Liability
Hiring in the cannabis industry isn’t unlike hiring in any other sector, but there are a few unique angles to know about. Here’s our guide.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Mar 17, 2024
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
The cannabis industry in the US is booming. With the legalization of recreational cannabis in 2021, New York’s cannabis market attracts several cannabis entrepreneurs towards the lucrative business. Since the...
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Mar 13, 2024
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
AlphaRoot offers holistic insurance coverage options carefully tailored for cannabis businesses. Whether you’re a cultivator, retailer, manufacturer, or distributor, AlphaRoot has the right coverage options for your business needs. With...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Mar 12, 2024
Risk Management Tips
The cannabis insurance renewal process isn’t rocket science, but it does entail a few must-knows. Let’s discuss what all canna-business leaders should understand.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Mar 10, 2024
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
With the rise of legal cannabis markets across the country, Illinois stands out as a prime example of a thriving adult-use market. The landscape of marijuana sales in Illinois has...
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Mar 08, 2024
Insurance Pro Tips
New Jersey’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission claims to receive $29.4 million as recreational cannabis sales tax revenue in 2023. These recreational marijuana sales numbers look promising for such a new industry...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Mar 07, 2024
Insurance Pro Tips
There’s a lot of advice about choosing the right cannabis insurance broker. We have the inside perspective, and here are our tips.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Mar 06, 2024
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
Kentucky has fought a long, uphill battle to legalize cannabis use in the state. Currently, it has strict laws and penalties on the possession, sale, and use of cannabis within...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Mar 04, 2024
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
The cannabis industry in Missouri is booming, with state regulators closely monitoring dispensaries licensed to sell marijuana products. Not only did they legalize sales, but they met significant benchmarks well...
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Mar 01, 2024
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
In recent years, cannabis boom towns have sprouted across the US following cannabis legalization in various states, despite the overarching federal law, and FDA that still classifies Marijuana as a...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Feb 28, 2024
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
Protect your ancillary cannabis business with tailored insurance coverage. Shield against risks, ensure compliance, and foster growth.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jan 30, 2024
4 min read
Dispensary
It’s never a bad time to look into how to increase dispensary sales. This post features some innovative strategies we know you’ll love!
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jan 25, 2024
5 min read
Dispensary
Do you know the best states to open a dispensary based on licensing ease, startup costs, and a myriad of other vital factors? We’ve narrowed it down to the top...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jan 25, 2024
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
A Metrc manifest tracks the movement of cannabis, but what’s this software platform all about? Here’s the inside scoop.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jan 23, 2024
6 min read
Brands
Launching a CBD business is exciting and nerve wracking — but we have insider information to help you get started and keep you on the path to profitability.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jan 22, 2024
5 min read
Uncategorized
In Oregon, medical marijuana is regulated by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). The state implemented the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) to oversee the production, distribution, and use of medical...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jan 19, 2024
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
Understanding Ohio's cannabis laws goes beyond compliance—it's a crucial factor for those exploring weed insurance. In 2023, Ohio becomes the 24th state to legalize cannabis, introducing regulations that intricately govern...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jan 18, 2024
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
THC potency issues have become more prevalent — but they’re a nightmare. Let’s examine the DreamFields suit to learn how to avoid getting sued.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jan 16, 2024
4 min read
Insurance Pro Tips
The cannabis insurance market size changes often, and leaders must stay on top of these shifts. Here are some insights into what to expect this year.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jan 11, 2024
8 min read
Dispensary
Explore the history of Ohio's cannabis legalization, understand the market trends, and follow step-by-step instructions on applying for a dispensary license.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Dec 28, 2023
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
It’s nearly time to close the books on another year in the cannabis industry. 2023 was another action-packed year for the cannabis industry. New markets came online, some markets evolved,...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Nov 27, 2023
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
Leafly sued New York — but what does this lawsuit mean for the rest of us? Let’s dive deeper into this situation, presenting the facts and expectations.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Nov 21, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
Founders have several choices regarding choosing a legal structure for their cannabis business. Let’s review some of the options available to see if one suits you better than another.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Nov 20, 2023
5 min read
News
A lot of chatter about the CLAIM Act in cannabis has surfaced — but what does it mean for cannabis businesses? Let’s find out.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Nov 15, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
Are you curious about the Ohio cannabis scene? Well, it just took a significant turn. Ohio has become the 24th state to legalize cannabis, riding the momentum of the green...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Nov 14, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
Cannabis investors look for specific elements in the companies they support, but how can canna-businesses foster positive relationships with investors? We have the answers.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Nov 10, 2023
4 min read
Dispensary Insurance
Michigan's cannabis industry thrives, but cannabis insurance is a must. It safeguards your business, ensuring legal compliance and peace of mind.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Nov 09, 2023
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
Since the legalization of cannabis in Michigan, the industry has soared, shaping the economy, tourism, and real estate markets, poised for continued growth.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Nov 08, 2023
4 min read
Dispensary
Discover the essential steps to safeguard your Michigan cannabis dispensary. From security protocols to compliance.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Oct 27, 2023
5 min read
Licenses
The cannabis business in Washington, D.C. is growing quickly, so now is a good time to start your own cannabis business. Getting a cannabis license in D.C. can be complicated,...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Oct 27, 2023
5 min read
Licenses
Colorado is one of the first US states to legalize cannabis and has the second largest cannabis industry in the country. This means there are many job and business opportunities...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Oct 24, 2023
Directors and Officers
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.
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Oct 19, 2023
4 min read
Brands
Boutique cannabis brands are quickly becoming consumer favorites nationwide — here why and how to keep them that way.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Oct 17, 2023
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
Cannabis tourism is morphing into something amazing due to the rapidly changing environment. Let’s look at this unique landscape through a risk management lens.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Oct 06, 2023
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
Social networks built for canna-businesses are a chit-chat corner of the internet. In this digitalized era, you must connect with like-minded cannabis enthusiasts running the cannabis revolution alongside you to...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Oct 05, 2023
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
Cannabis packaging can be expensive, but there are easy ways to save money. Learn how to rightsize your packaging, avoid over-packaging, and establish solid packaging partners.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Oct 03, 2023
4 min read
Technology
New technology is all the rage in every industry, from medical to retail. Let’s review some cannabis tech that is reinventing the way this old school market functions.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Sep 28, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
Forward momentum is usually positive for cannabis companies — but let’s talk about scaling vs. growing. They’re different approaches, so which is better for your business?
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Sep 26, 2023
4 min read
Representations and Warranties
Cannabis mergers and acquisitions have been quiet in 2023 — but what does the future hold? Let’s look at the cannabis M&A landscape more closely.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Sep 21, 2023
4 min read
News
A cannabis moratorium isn’t typically well-received by all; however, they have a specific purpose. Let’s review this type of new license prohibition and what it means for the future.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Sep 19, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
High THC potency has become a craze — but many fail to grasp the implications of this trend. It’s time to take a closer look at how this obsession impacts...
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Sep 14, 2023
4 min read
News
Here’s the skinny on how the latest New York cannabis injunction has wholly halted new dispensary licenses. How will this impact the future of the cannabis market?
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Sep 12, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
Working with a savvy cannabis insurance broker is key to landing the right policy, so what does a broker or record (BOR) have to do with it? We explain.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Sep 07, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
Product recalls can ruin a company’s reputation and future, including cannabis product recalls — but product recall insurance can help. Here’s how it all unfolds.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Sep 05, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
Cannabis festivals have shifted from “underground” to being supported by corporate sponsors — but how do hosts ensure event success? Let’s talk about cannabis insurance.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Aug 29, 2023
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
The cannabis industry is rapidly developing, due to which it faces unique risks and obstacles. For long-term success, cannabis businesses must attain the protection of a credible insurance company like...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 29, 2023
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
With the rapid growth of the cannabis industry, insurance coverage has become essential for protecting cannabis businesses. According to recent statistics, 64% of cannabis business owners recognize the critical role...
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Aug 29, 2023
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
Alpharoot is a specialized cannabis insurance company that offers customized coverage options to your businesses. But, what keeps us one step ahead of every other insurance company?
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 29, 2023
4 min read
Directors and Officers
Cannabis D&O insurance protects company leaders in various lawsuits — but who really needs it? Let’s sort through the details of this complicated coverage.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 24, 2023
5 min read
Distribution
The cannabis supply chain consists of many steps, hence the term “seed to sale” — but what does each stage risk along the path? Let’s take a look at it.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Aug 17, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
Cannabis influencers have become more popular as societal acceptance grows and the plant gains more traction — but should you try this strategy? Let’s talk about pros and cons.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Aug 14, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
Cannabis terminology is evolving from the classic “mary jane” to more sophisticated and intricate jargon. Here’s a terminology guide for this increasingly popular industry.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 11, 2023
11 min read
Dispensary
Are you interested in tapping into the growing cannabis market in the USA? Look no further than Rhode Island, which has emerged as a promising destination for aspiring entrepreneurs with...
Adam Hide
Adam Hide Head of Marketing
Aug 11, 2023
8 min read
Dispensary
Embark on a successful journey in the cannabis industry with our comprehensive guide on opening a Montana dispensary. Gain expert insights, navigate licensing, and unlock the keys to achieving dispensary...
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Aug 11, 2023
10 min read
Dispensary
Explore the comprehensive guide on opening a dispensary in Massachusetts. Uncover the key steps, regulations, and insights necessary to navigate the process successfully.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 11, 2023
10 min read
Dispensary
Discover the essential steps and insights on how to successfully open a dispensary in Illinois. This comprehensive guide covers the intricate licensing process, regulatory requirements, and key considerations for entrepreneurs...
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Aug 11, 2023
10 min read
Dispensary
Opening a dispensary in Arizona offers a promising opportunity for entrepreneurs to tap into the state's burgeoning cannabis market. As the 15th state in the US to legalize cannabis for...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 09, 2023
8 min read
Dispensary
Learn how to open a dispensary in Delaware: Overview, license types, application process, financing, location requirements, and FAQs.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Aug 08, 2023
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
Achieving cannabis longevity might require some thinking outside the box — perhaps even restructuring your company. Here’s an example of a canna-business who made it work for them.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 08, 2023
6 min read
Licenses
Discover the step-by-step process to obtain a cannabis license in Virginia. Learn about the regulations and key requirements.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Aug 08, 2023
6 min read
Licenses
Learn how to obtain a cannabis license in the District of Columbia with this comprehensive guide. Research, plan, and submit your application effectively.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 08, 2023
8 min read
Dispensary
Learn how to open a dispensary in the District of Columbia: Get insights on licensing, financing, market trends, and more.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Aug 08, 2023
10 min read
Dispensary
Learn how to open a dispensary in Maryland 2023. Get insights on licensing, financing, location, and regulations. Valuable guide for entrepreneurs.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 08, 2023
9 min read
Dispensary
Discover the step-by-step process & essential resources to open a dispensary in Alaska in 2023. Get insights on licenses, financing, location, & more.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Aug 08, 2023
10 min read
Risk Management Tips
Craft a successful cannabis business plan for success with key elements: Executive Summary, Market Analysis, Licensing and Compliance, Products and Services, Financial Projections, Operational Plans, Marketing and Sales Strategy, and...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 08, 2023
8 min read
Dispensary
Learn how to open a successful dispensary in Connecticut in 2023: Licensing, financing, location, insurance, and more. Expert tips & resources!
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Aug 08, 2023
7 min read
Licenses
Learn how to obtain a cannabis license in Alaska and stay compliant with regulations. Step-by-step guide for successful application.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Aug 08, 2023
8 min read
Dispensary
Discover the steps to open a dispensary in Virginia. Learn about licenses, financing, market insights, and FAQs for budding entrepreneurs.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 08, 2023
5 min read
Service Providers
Ancillary canna-business may never touch the plant, but still face challenges and risks. Let’s talk about the cannabis insurance that protects these specialized businesses.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 03, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
Cannabis insurance is a space that is ever-evolving, much like the cannabis industry. Knowing what’s trending is critical to your success — here’s what’s what.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 01, 2023
5 min read
Cultivation
Crop insurance for cannabis companies might be lesser known than other coverages — but it’s an agricultural staple. Learn more about it today.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jul 21, 2023
5 min read
Dispensary
Learn about the concept of a hybrid dispensary in the cannabis industry. Explore how a hybrid dispensary combines the best of both medical and recreational offerings, providing a diverse selection...
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jul 20, 2023
4 min read
Licenses
Uncover the essential steps to acquire a cannabis license in Connecticut. Gain insights into the necessary criteria, regulations, and vital aspects to successfully obtain your license with our detailed guide.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 20, 2023
5 min read
Licenses
Discover the step-by-step process of obtaining a cannabis license in Delaware. Learn the requirements, regulations, and key considerations to secure your license in this comprehensive guide.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jul 20, 2023
5 min read
Licenses
Unlock the secrets to securing a cannabis license in Michigan. Learn the requirements, application process, and expert insights for success.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 20, 2023
5 min read
Licenses
Learn how to obtain a cannabis license in Massachusetts and navigate the legal process effectively. Expert guidance and tips for success.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 20, 2023
5 min read
Licenses
Discover the step-by-step process of obtaining a cannabis license in Montana. Learn about the requirements, regulations, and essential considerations to successfully secure your license in this flourishing cannabis industry
Adam Hide
Adam Hide Head of Marketing
Jul 20, 2023
5 min read
Licenses
Navigate the path to obtaining a cannabis license in Illinois with ease. From regulations to application procedures, master the process here.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 20, 2023
6 min read
Licenses
Discover the process of obtaining a cannabis license in Vermont with our informative guide. Uncover the necessary requirements, regulations, and key steps to successfully acquire your license in this progressive...
Adam Hide
Adam Hide Head of Marketing
Jul 20, 2023
6 min read
Licenses
Navigate the process of obtaining a cannabis license in Washington DC with our comprehensive guide. Explore the requirements, regulations, and crucial factors to secure your license successfully in the capital...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 20, 2023
5 min read
Licenses
Embark on the journey of obtaining a cannabis license in New Mexico with our comprehensive guide. Discover the essential requirements, regulations, and key steps to successfully acquire your license in...
Adam Hide
Adam Hide Head of Marketing
Jul 20, 2023
5 min read
Licenses
Unlock the pathway to obtaining a cannabis license in Rhode Island with our insightful guide. Explore the crucial requirements, regulations, and step-by-step process to successfully secure your license in this...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 20, 2023
5 min read
Licenses
Discover the step-by-step process of obtaining a cannabis license in Arizona. From license regulations to application tips, we've got you covered
Adam Hide
Adam Hide Head of Marketing
Jul 20, 2023
5 min read
Licenses
Learn the step-by-step process to obtain a cannabis license in Washington. This guide covers all the requirements and regulations you need to know.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 20, 2023
8 min read
Dispensary
Your comprehensive guide to opening a successful dispensary in Vermont in 2023. Stay updated with the latest legal requirements and strategies!
Adam Hide
Adam Hide Head of Marketing
Jul 20, 2023
6 min read
Licenses
Learn how to obtain a cannabis license in Maryland with our comprehensive guide. Navigate the application process and legal requirements successfully.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 20, 2023
6 min read
Licenses
Explore the process of obtaining a cannabis license in Nevada with our detailed guide. Learn about the necessary requirements, regulations, and crucial steps to successfully secure your license in this...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 20, 2023
5 min read
Technology
Cannabis has several widespread uses — but did you know that its non-intoxicating sibling, hemp, has become more popular as a construction material? Here’s the scoop on hemp in construction.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jul 12, 2023
8 min read
Dispensary
Discover the ultimate guide to launching a lucrative dispensary in Colorado. From licenses to marketing, master the cannabis industry
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jul 12, 2023
8 min read
Licenses
Unlock the secrets of launching a thriving cannabis dispensary in New Jersey. Legal steps, marketing tips, and industry insights await!
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 11, 2023
8 min read
Dispensary
Unlock the steps to launch a thriving dispensary in Washington D.C. Stay compliant with regulations and explore opportunities in this dynamic market
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jul 11, 2023
8 min read
Dispensary
Discover the ultimate guide on launching a cannabis dispensary in New Mexico. Uncover legal requirements, market insights, and more.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 11, 2023
7 min read
Dispensary
Learn the step-by-step process to open a successful dispensary in Minnesota. From legalities to business strategies, this guide has you covered!
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 11, 2023
Risk Management Tips
Develop an effective marketing plan for your cannabis business. Learn strategies and tactics to reach your target audience and grow your brand successfully.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jul 05, 2023
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
How safe is your canna-business? Cannabis insurance can address health and safety considerations in your company — but are you looking at this topic through a risk management lens?
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jul 04, 2023
7 min read
Dispensary
Discover the evolving landscape of marijuana, from its shift in perception and legalization for medical use to the economic opportunities it presents. With the increasing demand for cannabis products, this...
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jul 03, 2023
6 min read
Psychedelics
This is a market we've begun to explore as parallel to cannabis. As these substances break into the mainstream, investors turn their eyes and wallets to companies leading the way....
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jun 30, 2023
5 min read
Psychedelics
The legal psychedelic industry is moving forward at a record pace. With so much change happening so quickly, it's hard to tell how the future of psychedelics will look. While...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jun 29, 2023
5 min read
Crime
There are many upsides to the cannabis industry, but one major issue is the risk of theft. Cannabis theft is unfortunately common thanks to a combination of factors, including the...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jun 28, 2023
5 min read
Licenses
Learn the step-by-step process of obtaining a cannabis license in California and gain valuable insights and guidance for successfully entering and thriving in the dynamic cannabis industry. Discover key strategies...
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jun 28, 2023
5 min read
Podcast
Discover the top cannabis podcasts of 2023 and stay informed in the fast-growing cannabis industry. Stay informed, connected, and inspired.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jun 27, 2023
4 min read
Manufacturing
Cannabis supply chains are a vital part of every canna-business’s ecosystem, but how do these companies stay protected and profitable? We have the answers.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jun 22, 2023
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
Cannabis has existed “under the table” for decades — but the world is changing fast. As cannabis insurance experts, here’s how legitimizing cannabis looks from our point of view.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jun 20, 2023
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
Section 280E isn’t anything new — but as cannabis status changes in various states, the impact of this regulation has also shifted. Our friends at Würk fill us in on...
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Guest Contributor
Jun 15, 2023
4 min read
Property
While cannabis investing has changed in recent years, cannabusinesses have a secret defense against the slump: property ownership. Let’s review this strategy.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jun 13, 2023
5 min read
Technology
When cannabis technology fails, such as the recent Dutchie cloud outage, cannabis companies suffer. Here’s our takeaway.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jun 10, 2023
5 min read
Dispensary
Uncover the roadmap to success in Oregon's thriving cannabis market. Explore licensing, location, compliance, and more to open a dispensary.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jun 08, 2023
5 min read
Dispensary
Discover the roadmap to success in Maine's cannabis industry. From legal requirements to licenses, learn how to open a rewarding dispensary venture.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jun 05, 2023
4 min read
Benzinga Conference
Discover the rising popularity of cannabis debt financing and its impact on industry growth. Benzinga Conference 2023 insights reveal a promising future for the resilient and sustainable cannabis industry.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jun 01, 2023
5 min read
Dispensary
Known for its progressive stance on cannabis, Washington is a marijuana lover's haven. With a mature marketplace and intense competition, starting a dispensary here promises lucrative opportunities.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
May 30, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
The Paychex exit was shocking, especially after providing several payroll and HR services to the cannabis industry for roughly 4 years. Here’s what we know.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
May 26, 2023
5 min read
Dispensary
With the cannabis industry flourishing, entrepreneurs and investors are seeking chances to establish dispensaries in states that have legalized marijuana. Nevada, renowned for its thriving cannabis market, presents a profitable...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
May 25, 2023
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
Let’s discuss the “Why Buy Legal New York” Campaign to understand its purpose, and how it benefits the cannabis industry, from consumer to company.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
May 23, 2023
5 min read
Dispensary
If you're planning to start a new dispensary in California, whether it's your first business or you're expanding your existing business, we can provide you with a guide that will...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
May 23, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
Cannabis layoffs have increased lately, from small cultivators to massive MSOs, calling leaders to navigate with lean operations and lots of positivity. Here’s what to expect in 2023.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
May 19, 2023
5 min read
Dispensary
Discover the evolving landscape of cannabis in Michigan. From medical to adult-use, our comprehensive guide unveils the path to opening a successful cannabis dispensary in this promising market.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
May 18, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
Women in cannabis have been instrumental in spurring the industry forward. Let’s celebrate their victories (which are ours, too) and discuss why so few of them stick around.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
May 16, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
Cannabis industry competition is heating up with Missouri vs. Illinois vibes in the air. We take an inside look at what’s really going on between these neighboring states.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
May 12, 2023
5 min read
Dispensary
Missouri recently became an official recreational state, and sales are already skyrocketing! So, do you want to open a dispensary in Missouri? Here’s how.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
May 10, 2023
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
Keeping up with industry news is only one tiny task for canna-business owners. So, we’ve rounded up the best cannabis blogs and content streams to help keep you informed.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
May 02, 2023
5 min read
Investment Funds
Cannabis venture capital has had its ups and downs, with many influential factors. Let’s take a look at where the market stands and what we can expect from investing this...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Apr 27, 2023
5 min read
Cultivation
California cultivators have been striving for more than 30 years to succeed. However, the recent cannabis price compression creates challenges. Let’s delve into the situation.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Apr 25, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
Kentucky recently joined the medical cannabis market as the 40th state in the nation to join. Welcome, Kentucky! Here’s what its residents can look forward to.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Apr 20, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
New York cannabis news is usually interesting — but nothing beats Empire State regulators being sued, which is precisely what’s unfolding. Here’s what we know.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Apr 20, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
Part of a robust risk management plan is buying cannabis insurance for your small business — but what do small businesses need? We have the answers
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Apr 13, 2023
5 min read
Psychedelics
The legal landscape for psychedelics is changing rapidly; however, only time will tell the outcome of this growing industry. Here’s what the experts have to say about it. ...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Apr 11, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
A cannabis business has a unique risk level, mostly due to the emerging status of the industry. Here’s how leaders can reduce their risk level and find success.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Apr 04, 2023
5 min read
Psychedelics
As the psychedelics market undergoes massive changes, we asked industry experts what they thought about the space. Here’s what they had to say.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Mar 30, 2023
5 min read
Manufacturing
Manufacturing companies are vital to the cannabis ecosystem, and yet they face unique risks. Here’s how to protect your business and stay in the supply chain long term.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Mar 30, 2023
5 min read
Dispensary
Cannabis insurance is more than a task to check off your licensing to-do list; it’s multi-layered protection for your workforce, retail storefront, and financial future. Here’s how.
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Guest Contributor
Mar 28, 2023
5 min read
Workers Compensation
State law usually requires businesses to have workers’ compensation insurance, and cannabis companies are no different. Here’s the nitty-gritty details about this vital coverage.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Mar 23, 2023
4 min read
Psychedelics
As new regulations unfold regularly, we are curious about how the future of the psychedelics market will look. This is what industry experts have to say about it.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Mar 21, 2023
5 min read
Psychedelics
As the psychedelics market undergoes massive changes, we asked industry experts what they thought about the space. Here’s what they had to say.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Mar 17, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
Part of risk management is certainly buying commercial insurance; however, there’s more to it than that. Let’s talk about this essential 5-step process.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Mar 14, 2023
5 min read
Dispensary
Whether you want to launch another location as an MSO or are a first-time business owner, opening a dispensary in New York is exciting — and we have the guide...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Mar 08, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
The industrial hemp industry is no stranger to volatility. Despite the dramatic highs and lows of the industry since 2018, it’s not all bad news. The road to the future...
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Mar 01, 2023
Psychedelics
Psychedelics are a fast-growing industry, primarily funded by private money. But in the last ten years, the people and organizations funding psychedelics startups and studies have changed. Those changes in...
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Feb 15, 2023
3 min read
Licenses
Recreational cannabis is now legal in 21 states, while medical cannabis is legal in 39 (including the District of Columbia.) Each state is a market silo, run by its own...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Feb 09, 2023
3 min read
Risk Management Tips
Happy Cannaversary, Washington! The state rang in the big 1-0, closing out the first decade of recreational cannabis. This celebration is also meaningful because it marks a decade of recreational...
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Feb 07, 2023
4 min read
Cultivation
New, severe weather patterns have impacted the United States in recent years. Temperature swings and more intense storms are becoming more common, so crops are at risk. Cannabis is no...
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jan 31, 2023
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
The new year is here and full of possibilities. As we look forward to everything that could be, it’s also important to look back at what was and see how...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jan 26, 2023
5 min read
Licenses
The cannabis market turned eager eyes to New York in 2020 when the state finally moved forward with creating a recreational cannabis market. Two years later, things have been slow...
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jan 23, 2023
3 min read
Cultivation
Across the legal market, cannabis cultivators report a banner year. With unseasonably warm weather into October and no adverse weather events, this year’s outdoor-grown cannabis is a bumper harvest. And...
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jan 04, 2023
5 min read
Psychedelics
Understanding the FDA psychedelics drug-approval process can seem confusing, from the time frame and requirements to what insurance you need. This post cuts out the chatter to provide in-depth understanding.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Dec 28, 2022
5 min read
Dispensary
Green Thumb Industries, a cannabis CPG company, announced its RISE Express will enter a retail partnership with convenience store chain Circle K. Here's what we know about this new development...
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Dec 20, 2022
4 min read
Dispensary
Rhode island dispensaries are set to launch in December of 2022. Here’s what we know about this slow-moving state and what to expect in the future.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Nov 17, 2022
4 min read
Psychedelics
We attended Wonderland Miami 2022, the 3-day psychedelics conference. Let’s review some key takeaways from this event and how these insights impact the industry’s future.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Nov 03, 2022
3 min read
Service Providers
With more states focused on legalization, cannabis delivery services are increasingly in demand. Here's how to protect your budding delivery service.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Oct 25, 2022
3 min read
Investment Funds
Cannabis insurance is meant to protect companies from damage that causes financial setbacks. But leaders can also use it to help secure financing in this tough, cash-only industry. Here's how.
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Oct 20, 2022
3 min read
Technology
Cybersecurity is more of an insurance concern for cannabis than for other industries. Here’s what we see unfolding in this quickly evolving landscape.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Oct 19, 2022
4 min read
Brands
Cannabis and CBD brands face unique exposures simply because of the intermediary role they play for consumers. Let's discuss some of these risks and how to stay protected.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Oct 13, 2022
5 min read
Directors and Officers Risk Management Tips
Guest contributor Matt McKenna from Scale Underwriting provides takeaways from the PLUS 4-person panel, providing insights into challenges cannabis underwriters face.
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Guest Contributor
Oct 12, 2022
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
Cannabis beverages hold a small but mighty position in cannabis sales — but what are they all about? Let’s talk about this niche product and what we expect from it...
Isaac Bock
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Oct 07, 2022
3 min read
Risk Management Tips
President Biden pardons simple federal marijuana convictions in a pre-midterm election announcement — but what exactly does it all mean? We have the scoop.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Oct 04, 2022
3 min read
Risk Management Tips
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
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Sep 28, 2022
4 min read
Psychedelics
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
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Sep 23, 2022
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
Cannabis carriers only write property insurance policies if the applicant qualifies according to various theft provisions. Here’s the inside scoop.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Sep 22, 2022
5 min read
Psychedelics
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
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Sep 19, 2022
4 min read
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
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Sep 14, 2022
6 min read
Investment Funds
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
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Sep 13, 2022
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
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
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Sep 08, 2022
2 min read
Licenses
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
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
Psychedelics
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
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Aug 26, 2022
7 min read
Risk Management 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
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
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Aug 19, 2022
4 min read
Psychedelics
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
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 18, 2022
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
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
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 17, 2022
3 min read
Dispensary
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
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 11, 2022
5 min read
Risk Management Tips
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
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 09, 2022
4 min read
Risk Management 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
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
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Aug 03, 2022
4 min read
Investment Funds
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
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Aug 03, 2022
5 min read
Professional Liability
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
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
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jul 30, 2022
5 min read
Psychedelics
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
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 29, 2022
3 min read
Risk Management 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
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
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
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
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jul 20, 2022
4 min read
Dispensary
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
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
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 19, 2022
5 min read
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
Isaac Bock Managing Director
Jul 12, 2022
3 min read
Employment Practices Liability
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
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 08, 2022
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
The SAFE Banking Act has been on the cannabis radar for several years. Here’s what we know, including updates and expectations.
Eric Schneider
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 07, 2022
3 min read
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
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jul 01, 2022
5 min read
Psychedelics
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
Eric Schneider Managing Director
Jun 29, 2022
4 min read
Risk Management Tips
Harder than finding top talent for your growing cannabis company is retaining it — but this guest post from EzHire Cannabis explains how.
Jacob Carlson
Jacob Carlson Guest Contributor