A New Day

The landmark Farm Bill offers hemp companies billions in new business opportunities—plus banking, tax and insurance help

It was no ordinary White House news conference. It started with a video from the 2006 Emmy Awards of President Donald Trump singing the theme song from the 1960s sitcom “Green Acres,” which showcased a wealthy New York City couple who decamp to the countryside to operate a…

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Alphabet Soup

Acronyms that newly legal hemp producers should know FOTO … FSA … NASS … What? Hemp growers—especially those new to the space—will need to study up on an alphabet soup of acronyms that are newly important for doing business after the Farm Bill’s passage. Here’s … [Continue]

New Opportunities, Some Headaches

The Farm Bill’s passage presents marijuana cultivators, extractors, manufacturers and retailers with a boatload of federally legal business opportunities by way of hemp-derived CBD. But the pivot from a mainly marijuana company to a CBD company is fraught with regulatory hurdles, gray areas and logistical … [Continue]

Farm Bill Considerations

RETAIL:  Five Tips for Landing Distribution Deals The passage of the Farm Bill has hemp-derived product manufacturers exploring distribution deals that will move their merchandise beyond local head shops and into mainstream retail outlets. Suddenly, widespread national distribution of hemp products to convenience stores, natural … [Continue]

Jack of All Trades or Master of One?

The decision to vertically integrate his new cannabis business is one that has kept Kevin Currier awake at night. Ahead of Michigan’s transition to an adult-use market, Currier, a resident of the Great Lakes state, applied for a medical marijuana retail license in Grand Rapids. … [Continue]