Step right up for your Commercial Cannabis Activity Permit

ARCATA – The City of Arcata will issue Provisional Commercial Cannabis Activity Permits (CCAP’s) to assist business owners who plan to apply for State of California licensing before a CCAP is issued. A Provisional CCAP will be issued to business owners who fulfill requirements which include a  completed application form with applicable fees; proof of site control; owner, management, and key employee...

California Treasurer Wants State to Study Public Bank Option for Marijuana Businesses

California Treasurer John Chiang wants the state to consider creating a government-owned bank that could serve cannabis businesses, one of several recommendations aimed at helping bring those businesses into the financial mainstream. The recommendations, the product of a year of meetings of a cannabis working group organized by Chiang’s office, suggest there may be ways for California to help cannabis...

11 Tips for Winning a Marijuana Cultivation License

Getting a license for a marijuana cultivation business is one of the most difficult early steps in doing business in the evolving cannabis industry. The biggest issue is understanding the complex, and often confusing, rule-making of a state licensing board that is unfamiliar with the industry. To help navigate this twisting and slippery road, Cannabis Business Times reached out to six licensing...

California Medical Cannabis Patients Eligible for Fee Reduction, But Still Face High Tax Rate

A state-backed medical marijuana identification card program, which hasn't been popular among cannabis patients in recent years, may ramp up when California's new marijuana laws take effect in January, some say, because the regulations allow cardholders to skip the sales tax when purchasing cannabis products. Nevada County residents who already have current doctor's recommendations for medical cannabis...

Eliminate Time Wasters, and have very Fast Closes

Greenlife Business is honed in the skills of finding qualified, vetted prospective investors and buyers in the burgeoning marijuana business model.  The following are a few of our general techniques in “weeding” out time wasters and making sure when an escrow is opened, it closes fast in 60 days or less.   Prospecting in the right Target Market Prospect the right way and know your target...

WOMEN IN WEED: HOW LEGAL MARIJUANA COULD BE THE FIRST BILLION-DOLLAR INDUSTRY NOT DOMINATED BY MEN

Reprinted from Newsweek Updated | It seems fitting that a plant called Mary Jane could smash the patriarchy. After all, only female marijuana flowers produce cannabinoids like the potent THC chemical that gets users buzzed. Pot farmers strive to keep all their crops female through flowering female clones of one plant, called the Mother. And women are moving into the pot business so quickly that they...

Evaluating your Business and What it is Worth

At Greenlife Business we have the experience and metrics available to properly evaluation your business in the newly emerging marijuana industry. Most cannabis business owners have been too busy in the day to day running of their businesses to have the kind of overview of trends that affect final value of their business as a whole. And to be honest, the emergence of a stable, legal environment for the...

What Cannabis Business Owners need to know about California’s new Marijuana Regulations

  The latest version of the California state marijuana market regulations were released earlier this month, and there’s a sea of particulars for cannabis entrepreneurs to wade through. The California market – already the biggest on Earth – will officially launch on New Year’s Day, meaning that companies wanting to participate have a good bit of work in front of them to ensure their...

From pot edibles to farming techniques, California sets marijuana rules

California released long-awaited rules Thursday that will govern the state’s emerging legal marijuana industry, while potentially opening the way for larger-scale cultivation that some fear could strangle small-farm growers. The thicket of emergency regulations will allow the state to begin issuing temporary licenses for growers, distributors and sellers on Jan. 1, when recreational sales become...

1st Greenlife Business Workshop held November 7, 2017

On Tuesday November 7, 2017 Greenlife Business inaugurated what will be a comprehensive series of Workshops highlighting current legal and commercial trends in the burgeoning cannabis industry in California.  This first Greenlife Business Workshop, which was complimentary and free, outlined the following industry points whether you are interested in a Start-Up or buying or selling existing cannabis...

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