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Square has launched a program to process credit card payments for CBD businesses. With the movement to provide banking to cannabis on the state and federal level, the company is positioning itself to service the cannabis industry. Yet, Square is moving quietly with discretion. “Square is currently conducting an invite-only beta for some CBD products,” a spokesperson for the company said in an email. (Source: Forbes.com) Square, and others like PayPal and Stripe have held a policy to turn away cannabis related businesses. They

A summary of guidance and information for registering cannabis-related trademarks in California. Get the 2019 California Cannabis trademark guidelines brochure, costs, and links to official government services. In April 2019, The Secretary of State’s Office released new brochure with guidance and information for registering cannabis-related trademarks in California. You can download the full brochure from the California Cannabis Portal’s Business Resources page or click here to instantly download the Brochure PDF. Here are the highlights. CA Cannabis Trademark Definitions “Trademark” means

Cannabis is officially legalized in 33 states for medicinal purposes, and in 10 states for recreational use. Both medical and recreational consumers alike are celebrating by lighting one, or a few, up in the sky while employers seem to be anxiously waiting how this revolution will affect their businesses. Many employers seem to have embraced the times while other remain strictly opposed. With the unemployment rate at a historic low of 3.9%, and the job-market seeking able-working employees to fill

With the cannabis industry continually evolving, it’s easy for its laws to get confusing. In 1996, California passed prop 215, the Compassionate Use Act, as the first state to legalize medical marijuana. With California’s 2016 approval of prop 64, the California Marijuana Legalization Initiative, cannabis is officially and legally recreational in the golden state. So, what do you do with your old doctor’s recommendations? And do you need the state issued medical marijuana card you keep hearing about? Both are

Learn the basics about seven common licenses for commercial cannabis in California. View a comprehensive list of CA cannabis licenses at a glance. November 2016 marked a historic vote in California approving the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64) legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. With it came the legalization of cultivation, production, distribution, transportation and commercial sales of marijuana.  Although it is now legal in California, there are a lot of hurdles to jump through before you can legally participate in the

Prop 64 legalized recreational marijuana in California. As simple as it seems it also called for regulation, taxes, and prison reform. As the state government adapts to the newly legalized industry, there has been confusion on what the proposition entails. Here’s a simple breakdown of Prop 64, no grinder needed. What is California Prop 64? In 2016, California voters approved Prop 64, officially known as the “Control, Regulate, and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act,” (AUMA) to legalize recreational cannabis use for

Here’s what marijuana taxes are used for in California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Learn how legal recreational cannabis sales are generating millions in tax revenue for improving schools to funding public health programs. The legalization of recreational marijuana across multiple states, meant tax revenue states had never seen before. With a large sum of money projected to be gained from this tax, states have big plans for the money from improving public schools to funding public health programs. It has

While smoking marijuana is recreationally legal in the state of California, you aren’t exactly able to smoke whenever and wherever you want. There are multiple laws outlining where you’re allowed to consume marijuana since Prop 64. If these laws aren’t abided by, the consequences could include a hefty fine or even a booking in the county jail. Listed below are some places you should avoid when you want to smoke weed in California. Non-Smoking Areas Smoking weed essentially follows the same