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Cannabis Broker Spotlight: Bozzuto with Cannabis Connect is an Outspoken Advocate for the Business

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of profiles on cannabis brokers, in which Insurance Journal explores why and how these folks got into the business, the ups and downs of insuring cannabis, as well as a few …

Bill Would Expand Louisiana’s Medical Marijuana Program

State lawmakers are poised to greatly expand Louisiana’s medical marijuana to make more people eligible for the treatment, under a bill that continued on May 20 to speed toward final passage. The proposal from Rep. Larry Bagley, the Republican chairman …

SAFE Banking in Stimulus Could Put Cannabis Industry on Steroids

A big and long-awaited boost for cannabis – and those who offer financial products to cannabis businesses – now in the hands of Congress may not only help usher the industry through the coming pandemic-ridden economic slump, it could have …

The Perilous Cannabis, Cyber, COVID-19 Connection

Cannabis, cyber and COVID-19 – the three Cs may have more in common than meets the eye. Cannabis dispensaries, now considered essential businesses in many states, have stepped up deliveries, curbside picksups and online ordering to service customers during the …

COVID-19 Will Have Biggest Impact on Cannabis Space, Poll Shows

COVID-19 will have the biggest impact on cannabis and insurance the rest of this year and into the foreseeable future, according to the majority of participants in Insurance Journal’s April 15 webinar “Insuring Cannabis: From the Mechanics to Seeing Through …

4 Ways COVID-19 Will Change Cannabis and Insurance

One may not need to be able to read the cannabis leaves to divine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cannabis and insurance. Some good guesses from any insurance professional with their foot in the door of a dispensary, …

Arizona Dispensary Ordered to Stop Selling Virus ‘Stabilizer’

Arizona’s top prosecutor has ordered a Phoenix, Ariz., dispensary to stop marketing its products as treatments for the coronavirus. Attorney General Mark Brnovich says he sent a cease-and-desist letter to YiLo Superstore Dispensary on Friday over claims of having a …

4 Ways COVID-19 Will Change Cannabis and Insurance

One may not need to be able to read the cannabis leaves to divine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cannabis and insurance. Some good guesses from any insurance professional with their foot in the door of a dispensary, …

Cannabis Deemed an ‘Essential’ Business. Will Insurance Landscape Change?

It’s not just toilet paper and hand sanitizer people have been stocking up on during the COVID-19 crisis. Inventory levels at adult use cannabis stores in the U.S. showed a quick decline after the COVID-19 crisis began, as what was …

Cannabis Home Delivery Surges in California Amid Outbreak

One company rushed to expand its delivery fleet. Another has seen sales triple. The global coronavirus pandemic has left millions of people locked out of bars, restaurants and theaters, but it’s been an unexpected boost for some U.S. pot shops. …