Investing in Cannabis – The State of Affairs – August 2020

Brent Johnson, Hoban Law Group It’s now August 2020, and I believe most of us thought we’d be over the hump with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Well, it certainly appears that the virus will remain a challenge for many months to come and a continued force on the broader economy and the cannabis industry.  That said,

Cannabis Business Structuring for Growth and Exit

by Cátia Kossovsky, Chair Corporate, Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group At some point, every company owner will consider how to grow or sell the company that he or she built.  Hopefully, growth planning leads to increased revenues, operations, productivity, and creation of a larger footprint. While an exit strategy could lead to a

By |2020-03-09T09:32:39-06:00March 9th, 2020|Mergers and Acquisitions|

Week In Review – September 13-19, 2019

Investment Opportunities Grow As Cannabis Expands Into New Consumer Markets For years, friends and family and angel investors were the primary funding sources for cannabis ventures, as only those closest to the industry were willing to take the risks that came with investing in a sector that, while increasingly legal at the state level, was

Preparing for Increased M&A Activity in the US Hemp Industry

With a stroke of President Trump’s pen on December 20, 2018, the Agricultural Improvement Act (“2018 Farm Bill”) became law in the United States, clarifying and affirming the lawfulness of hemp and permanently precluding hemp from treatment as a controlled substance. The USDA still has a long way to go toward finalizing the regulations that

By |2019-12-18T12:46:17-07:00May 6th, 2019|Mergers and Acquisitions|

Hemp Industry Outlook: Start-ups, Mergers & Acquisitions Abound

Three months since the passage of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill), companies looking to expand their footprint in the industry have started diving into the federally legal U.S. hemp market through start-ups or mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Most recently, Canada’s second-largest cannabis producer, Tilray, Inc. (NASDAQ: TLRY), last month furthered its growth strategy

By |2019-12-18T12:50:43-07:00March 20th, 2019|Mergers and Acquisitions|
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