Cannabis: Rescheduling vs. De-scheduling

Cannabis: Rescheduling vs. De-scheduling

The Biden Administration’s recent announcement on cannabis reform featured pardons for simple marijuana possession which may impact over 6,500 Americans. Additionally, the announcement included a statement that the President is initiating the administrative process to review how cannabis is scheduled under federal law. While most agree that the current placement of cannabis in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act …

President Biden's Announcement on Cannabis Reform

President Biden’s Announcement on Cannabis Reform and Next Steps

On October 6th, 2022, President Joe Biden’s announcement on cannabis reform stated that he would be granting pardons for citizens with federal cannabis possession charges and urged states to follow suit. This could be life changing for a projected 6,500 Americans with cannabis possession charges on their record, who may currently face limited access to opportunities for employment, education, and …

History of Cannabis in Montana

The History of Cannabis in Montana

Like most states, cannabis in Montana was outlawed during the 1920s prohibition era. Fast forward a few decades, and Montana experienced its own fame in the illegal cannabis market. In 1985, a failing Montana beef ranch turned to cannabis to bring in some profit and to pay off outstanding debt. The Kurth family owners of the ranch were successful in …

Montana Cannabis Licensing

What is Montana’s Cannabis Licensing Timeline and Cannabis Application Process

In order to apply for a Montana medical dispensary license, you must first apply for a Canopy License to become a Provider and/or MIPP. Applications for Canopy and Dispensaries can be processed concurrently. From January 1, 2022, until July 1, 2023, only Montana medical marijuana licensees who were licensed on November 3, 2020 (or had an application pending with DPHHS …

Ask Me Anything - New Jersey Cannabis Market

Ask Me Anything: New Jersey Cannabis Questions

Answers for all your questions about the New Jersey cannabis market and licensing process. What cannabis business licenses are currently available in New Jersey? There are currently eight (8) cannabis business license types available in New Jersey:  Cultivator Processing Wholesaler  Distributor  Retailer  Delivery Microbusiness What are the licensing restrictions for cannabis cultivator licenses in New Jersey? The number of licenses …

From Hemp to Marijuana: How New York's Hemp Farmers Will Grow the State's First Harvest

From Hemp to Marijuana: How New York Farmers Will Grow the State’s First Harvest

New York is taking an unprecedented approach to supplying the incoming recreational market. The first wave of legal cannabis crops will come from cannabinoid hemp farmers in upstate New York. The outdoor, “sun-grown” crops are expected to supply the first wave of dispensaries scheduled to open at the end of 2022. It presents a unique and positive opportunity for those …

Ask Me Anything: New York

Ask Me Anything: New York Cannabis Questions

Answers for all your questions about the New York cannabis market and licensing process. Who qualifies for  social equity, adult-use cannabis retail dispensary licenses in New York? The Marijuana Regulation Taxation Act (MRTA) sets the following qualifications for social equity applicants:  Individuals from communities disproportionately impacted by cannabis prohibition Minority-Owned Businesses Women-Owned Businesses Veteran-Owned Businesses Distressed Farmers What are the …

Tim Berggren is the Director of Finance and Business Strategy for Point Seven Group

Thought Leadership from Tim Berggren of Point Seven Group

Tim Berggren is an experienced strategic finance professional in the regulated medical and recreational cannabis industry. His prior work experience reflects a history of passion for the cannabis and technology fields. With skillful attention to detail, he has created comprehensive financial models, operational strategies, and business initiatives spanning more than 100 cannabis companies across the supply chain nationwide. In addition, …

How to Win a Merit-Based Cannabis Business License

How to Win a Merit-Based Cannabis Business License

An increasing number of states have been opening application programs for cannabis business licenses, though this process differs between states. In Illinois and Missouri, license programs are run statewide, but in states like California, New Jersey, and New York, licensing periods are determined by municipalities. Oftentimes, applications are only accepted during a short window of time and are graded on …

Katelyn Coskey, Director of Business Development, Point Seven Group

Thought Leadership from Katelyn Coskey of Point Seven Group

Katelyn Coskey is one of the long-standing members of the Point Seven Group team. She stands as Director Of Business Development. Katelyn Coskey’s role provides pivotal instruction and leadership to those attempting to navigate the complexities of emerging cannabis markets. Interview – Katelyn Coskey Q: Tell me about your journey working in the cannabis industry? When did it start and …