The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, has made history by passing in the House of Representatives with a resounding bipartisan vote of 322-103.
Andre Kajlich is so much more than the Lead Brand Ambassador for Care By Design, the CannaCraft CBD line that specializes in providing wellness benefits to consumers.
Adam Smith, Founder of the Craft Cannabis Alliance, an association born in the State of Oregon that promotes ethical practices and a values-based industry, calls in to discuss the association, their mission, and the recent campaign to support SB 582.
Tamar Maritz sits in the studio to discuss BDS Analytics, a data tracking platform that among many things, tracks the economic impact the regulatory changes had on the cannabis industry.
n December of 2017, the National Fire Sprinklers Association (NFSA) lobbied and succeeded in adding fire protection to the list of deductible expenses. Unbeknownst to many, this provision was passed and enacted in December of 2017.
Joining Steve and Nick on air is Tom Nolasco, Director of Legal and Strategic Initiatives for the National Association of Cannabis Businesses (NACB), to talk cannabis industry standards and why they're so important.
Alex Traverso, Assistant Chief of Communications at the Bureau of Cannabis Control (and Sonoma County native) calls in to discuss the BCC's newest campaign to combat the illicit cannabis market. The BCC has launched "Get #WeedWise" as an educational platform to spearhead legal cannabis.
George Christie, Founder and President of the Wine Industry Network (WIN) talks about the Wine and Weed Symposium, an all day event dedicated to two of California's largest ag-industries.
Hemp is getting a green light. This June, following months of speculation, the USDA issued a memorandum to clarify misgivings surrounding the crop after the 2018 Farm Bill was signed.
Amy O’gorman Jenkins, Senior Policy Director for the CCIA joins Nick and Steve to talk policy. While there are a lot of exciting developments stirring in cannabis legislation, one of the most pertinent is the negotiations around the State Budget.
Tony Linegar, Sonoma County Ag-Commissioner, talks the jurisdiction’s hemp moratorium and his hope for growers in the future.
Erich Pearson started growing cannabis in ‘98, and became politically involved with the industry shortly after. SPARC now has retail locations in the city and across Sonoma County!
Alexa Wall, Chair of the Board for the Sonoma County Growers Alliance (SCGA), joins Steve and Lauren to discuss her experiences as a farmer, Sonoma County cannabis, and the future of cultivation.
For all retail purchases, the type of use, initial product price, and mark-up rate as established by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA), determine which tax applies and who owes what. So which, if any, affect samples?
It was an honor to have Chair Malia Cohen, recently elected to the Board of Equalization, call in to discuss cannabis, structural taxation issues with the industry, and her previous work to overturn past cannabis criminal convictions in San Francisco.
Mike Yates, President of Teamsters Local 665. The Union organization has a unique relationship with the cannabis industry, as it is one of the only business models required to enter into an agreement for organized labor.
SB 67, the short term solution for the CDFA's backlog of temporary licenses, has finally passed through the Senate. The bill introduces new language to the law that will allow the agency to extend temp license lifespans.
City Council and Cannabis Subcommittee member Ernesto Olivares and California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce member Marcos Suarez discuss the importance of Latino representation in Santa Rosa.
Anyone working in cultivation is considered a farm laborer, and farm labor comes with its own set of rules and requirements - even when the labor is contracted.
Cannabis industry regs are the gift that won’t quit giving (no matter how much you ask), and cannabis compliance testing requirements, issued by the BCC in the recently adopted regulations, have been some of the toughest hurdles for businesses to navigate.

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