Finance

Cannabis

California Studies Viability of a Public Bank for Marijuana Businesses

Exclusion from federally regulated banks is a big problem for the cannabis industry that California is considering how to solve.
Cannabis

Sand Hill Road Joins Private Capital Flooding Into Marijuana Startups

The Wall Street of venture capital has been slow to invest in cannabis but that is clearly changing.
Cannabis

5 Routes the Cannabis Industry Could Take to Get Around Federal Banking Restrictions

States that have legalized marijuana are working on regulatory fixes to allow the cannabis industry the access to banks that it needs to grow.
Cannabis

Survey Finds Oregon Residents Support Banks Working With Marijuana Industry

Banks and credit unions often cite "reputational risk'' as a reason for not working with cannabis businesses but research shows there is little risk they would be stigmatized.
Cannabis

Study Finds Most Investors Comfortable With Businesses That 'Touch' Marijuana

Growing public acceptance of marijuana, highlighted by a slew of successful legalization initiatives, is encouraging investment.
Election 2016

7 Things Business Owners Need to Know Post-Election

Last night's vote has brought market scares, wage hikes, marijuana legalization and more.
Marijuana

Fund-raising in Cannabis, Initially Slow, Is Going Higher and Higher

You would have been hard pressed, just a few years ago, to find investments outside of family-office groups. Then Washington and Colorado legalized.
Finance

The Half-Baked Plan for Pot Legalization

Increasingly, marijuana is seen as a potentially big financial opportunity. But the tax man is making it a business buzz-kill.