The Cannabusiness Key


Hosted by Offit Kurman and featuring Cannabis Practice Group attorneys and experts from outside the firm this monthly, hour-long webinar series addresses operational and legal issues affecting those in legalized cannabis industry. The series is designed for applicants for, and operators of, legal cannabis businesses as well as business owners and service providers servicing the industry. Sign up here to receive email invitations to The Cannabusiness Key in your inbox.

Know Before You Borrow: How to Avoid Bad Money and Onerous Loan Obligations in Your CannaBusiness

Friday, September 1st

12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

Over the next few years, there are very few sectors of the economy projected to grow by triple-digits. Analysts are predicting the legal marijuana industry will grow 500% over the next five years. With growth comes a need for capital, but borrowing money in the Cannabis Space can be an onerous and challenging task.

Given marijuana’s federal illegal designation, many bank loans are hard to come by for cannabis shops. While financing is available, it is not cheap. Some would say that ten years ago, you’d have to go to a loan shark to fund a cannabis business and that lender may break your legs for missing a loan payment.

Cannabis attorney, Jason Klein, hosts this webinar with guest Michael Richardson from Summit Peak Credit. Michael has over 30 years of experience in mortgage loan production, valuation, quality control, compliance, forensics, fraud prevention and change management. With this knowledge, Michael was instrumental in developing the specialty lending platform for Summit Peak Credit, an Asset Based non-bank Lender for the Legal Cannabis Industry.

The Cannabusiness Key 2017 Archives

08/04/17 – Real Estate for Cannabis Businesses. Video
07/14/17 – An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure Commercial Insurance Preparation. Video
06/02/17 – Takoma Wellness Center: Four Years Dispensing Medical Cannabis 300 ft. across Maryland State Line. Video
05/10/17 – Can Medical Cannabis for Pain Really Help with the Opioid-Dependency Epidemic? Video
04/07/17 – Cannabis Policy and Practice in the Trump Era. Video
03/10/17 – Licensing Considerations for Your Cannabusiness. Video
02/16/17 – Pesticide Issues for Your Cannabusiness. Video
01/13/17 – Security Essentials for Your Cannabusiness. Video

The Cannabusiness Key 2016 Archives

12/09/16 – Medical and Scientific Research Issues for Cannabusinesses. Video
11/11/16 – Labeling and Packaging Issues for the Cannabis Industry. Video
10/14/16 – Real Estate and Zoning Issues for your Cannabusiness. Video
09/20/16 – Insuring Your Cannabusiness: Insurance Issues for the Cannabis Industry. Video
09/16/16 – Focus on Ohio: Understanding the Buckeye State's Cannabis Law. Video
09/02/16 – Section 280E, Form 8300, and Tax Issues for your Cannabusiness. Video
08/19/16 – The Cole Memorandum and Limitations on Marketing to Children. Video
08/04/16 – Re-Scheduling/De-Scheduling Cannabis and the Impact on your Cannabusiness. Video
07/22/16 – Beyond the Hippocratic Oath: Health Care Issues for your Cannabusiness. Video
07/07/16 – Intellectual Property Protections for Your Cannabusiness. Video
06/24/16 – Crowdfunding Your Cannabusiness: Opportunities and Pitfalls. Video
06/10/16 – New Overtime Rules And The Impact On Your Cannabusiness. Video



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