COVID-19

July 13, 2020
SaniDate 5.0 Approved Against Human Coronavirus

BioSafe Systems’ SaniDate 5.0 is now labeled to kill the human coronavirus. The stamp of approval comes from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, known for stringent regulations when it comes to product certification on List N. SaniDate 5.0 is BioSafe's disinfectant/sanitizer that kills the human coronavirus on hard, non-porous surfaces,... more »
Cannabus Europa

May 20, 2020
Minority Business Owners Applaud Cannabis Banking Reform In Latest COVID-19 Relief Legislation

On May 13, the minority cannabis business community applauded House leadership for working to end cash-only transactions and provide access to resources for essential businesses excluded from state and federal coronavirus relief. House leadership introduced the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (“HEROES” Act) with language from the... more »

May 14, 2020
Veritas Farms, Toast Distillers To Address Hand Sanitizer Needs Nationwide

Veritas Farms, Inc., a vertically-integrated agribusiness focused on the production of full-spectrum hemp extracts with naturally occurring cannabinoids, has partnered once again with Miami-based Toast Distillers, Inc., to address the growing need for hand sanitizers throughout the U.S. in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Veritas Farms will utilize its distribution... more »

World Health Organization Urges Removal of Cannabis from Drug Treaties

May 14, 2020
California Cannabis Agencies Offer 60-day License Fee Deferrals

California's state cannabis licensing authorities will allow businesses with state commercial cannabis licenses expiring between now through June 30, 2020, to request 60-day deferrals of their license fee payments. This adds financial assistance to the relief provided to licensees from specific regulatory requirements. The license fee deferrals are intended to... more »
Texas medical marijuana

May 12, 2020
House Adds Cannabis Banking Reform In Latest COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi unveiled the newest bill to provide the next stage of coronavirus relief funding and included language that would improve access to banking services and loans for the regulated cannabis industry. The banking language is identical to the House-approved Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking... more »

May 8, 2020
FSA Guidance For Direct, Guaranteed Loans For Hemp Growers

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently issued guidance for servicing Direct and Guaranteed loans for hemp growers. There are a few key points that were included in this document: Confirmation that hemp is considered an agricultural commodity, and should be treated like other commodities To qualify, growers may be... more »

April 27, 2020
Congressional Leaders Urged To Ensure Cannabis Businesses Can Access Relief

Ten senators have sent a letter to Congressional leadership calling for forthcoming COVID-19 relief legislative packages to allow state-legal cannabis small businesses and indirect cannabis small businesses to access emergency loan and grant programs administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). In the letter, the senators highlight that current... more »

April 24, 2020
Congressmen Introduce Legislation To Include Cannabusiness In COVID-19 Relief

On April 23, Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) and Ed Perlmutter (D-Colorado) introduced legislation that would make cannabis businesses eligible for Small Businesses Administration (SBA) COVID-19 relief programs. Currently, state-legal cannabis businesses are being left out of relief that was established to help small businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic. Most notably,... more »

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