Press Release: L’Eagle Presented with NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award for Cultivation

JB Woods JB Woods
Posted at 3/1/2018

L’Eagle Services Presented with NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award for Cultivation

In an industry where the standard is often quantity over quality,

L’Eagle Services sets itself apart with sustainable cultivation practices

DENVER (Feb. 8, 2018) – The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) has recognized, L’Eagle Services — a Denver based cannabis cultivator and retail dispensary specializing in clean cannabis — with the NCIA Excellence in Innovation Award for their leading edge in sustainable cultivation practices.

The NCIA Industry Awards recognize the best and brightest in the business, who are working to advance the cannabis industry. NCIA’s Excellence in Innovation Award is presented to those who are moving the industry forward by bringing an innovative idea to life in three categories: cultivation, infused products and extraction and business strategy and innovation.

Named The Cannabist People’s Choice Award Winner for Best Dispensary in 2018, L’Eagle Services prides itself in providing consumers with high quality, clean cannabis they can trust. L’Eagle implements sustainable practices from seed to sale bringing forward an innovative method for cannabis cultiv...more

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New Coinsurance Calculator Availble to the Cannabis Industry

JB Woods JB Woods
Posted at 3/1/2018

Impact of Coinsurance on your Business Property and Cannabis Coverage


Every cannabis business goes through the process of trying to determine the proper amount of property insurance and understanding key policy terms.  One of those terms is named coinsurance.  Basically, it's a calculation used by insurance carriers to determine the amount of a loss paid after a claim for business personal property coverages.  Property means building, cannabis,  grow equipment, computers, display cases, tenant improvements, or other property owned by the cannabis company.  Commercial liability policies will not have coinsurance.

Coinsurance is always expressed as a percentage.  For example, a cannabis licensee may insure their grow equipment for $500,000 with an 80% coinsurance factor.  A retail marijuana store might insure the building for $350,000 and cannabis stock for $100,000.  Other coinsurance factors may include 90% or 100% as insurance policies will have one coinsurance factor.

For this reason, a online tool is available to the cannabis industry to help figure out the impact of coinsurance for determining their property values.   You ba...more

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  • business personal property
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First surety bond program for cannabis industry approved by insurance commissioner

Greenpoint Insurance Advisors, LLC
Posted at 2/21/2018

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced today he has approved the first surety bond program for the cannabis industry in the State of California. Continental Heritage Insurance Company is the first insurer in the state to be approved to offer surety bonds for the cannabis industry.

“Cannabis businesses should have insurance coverage available to them just like any other Califor...more

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Cannasure and Next Wave Insurance Collaborate on Cannabis Insurance White Papers

Greenpoint Insurance Advisors, LLC
Posted at 2/17/2018

National Cannabis Industry Association Forms Insurance Sector Committee


Two cannabis Surplus Lines Brokers Cannasure and Next Wave Insurance have formed a committee to change the cannabis insurance industry courtesy of the National Cannabis Industry Association ("NCIA").  For NCIA members and non-members, the NCIA offers several committees involving industry experts on a variety of topics.  As such, a committee to tackle and parse through the myriad of issues associated with insuring cannabis made up of lawyers and insurance professionals. 

The chairperson is Cannasure's very own Mr. Patrick McManamon with Mr. Ian Stewart, Esq. as its vice chairperson from the law firm of Wilson Elser.  The committee has two members from Next Wave Insurance, Mr. Michael Aberle and Mr. Jeff Ward to be certain they are properly represented.  

The first committee of its type appears mandated to discuss risk management, insurance coverage issues, and deciding where the next lawsuit will arise involving insurance.  Cannasure and Next Wave Insurance are both licensed surplus lines brokers that operate throughout the United States appointing insurance brokers...more

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JEFF SESSIONS AND 280E DEFENSE

James Thorburn James Thorburn
Posted at 1/4/2018

Dear NCIA friends:

As we embark upon 2018, Thorburn Walker continues to be at the forefront of cannabis tax defense.  It was disappointing, but not unexpected, that Jeff Sessions would rescind the Cole and Ogden Memos.  However, it was this possibility that kept us moving in aggressively defending IRS audits of cannabis clients. 

Jeff Sessions is giving the green light to cannabis prosecution. Whether or not they will occur remains uncertain.  Regardless, given the dual nature of IRS 280E audits, it is important to protect your rights.  The cold, hard, truth of Section 280E is that it applies only to persons who are operating in violation of drug laws.  In the IRS’s view of the statute, those who sell cannabis are violating federal criminal drug laws and, thus, Section 280E applies.

We believe that the IRS has been sharing audit information the Department of Justice.  The IRS denies this is occurring.  What we do know from our court cases, however, is that the IRS/DOJ is zealously defending their ability to share audit information.  Given that DOJ is one step closer to actual prosecutions, this potential for sharing becomes even mo...more

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Application to Open a California Cannabis Company Includes the Purchase of a Licensing Bond

JB Woods JB Woods
Posted at 12/4/2017

California Requirements:  Licensing Bonds for Cannabis Businesses

The Bureau of Cannabis Control has indicated through the California Code of Regulations a bond will be needed as part of the annual license application requirements under Section 5002.   This means retailers, cultivators, manufacturers, distributors, laboratory testing, and microbusinesses will need to buy a bond. 

Section 5008 (Bond) of the code states:

A bond is a type of insurance product with features of a loan.  The face amount of the bond is paid to the party requesting their interests be protected based on certain conditions.   In this situation, the State of Caifornia.  Bonds are priced based on credit history, net worth, and business experience with the premium is paid annually. 

Demand is likely to be strong for finding the right type of bond.  Therefore, applicants are encouraged to begin the process early.

For more information, please visit Californiamarijuanabond.com

 

 

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Reducing your Workers Compensation Insurance in Colorado for Cannabis Companies

JB Woods JB Woods
Posted at 11/15/2017

Correct Job Classification and Cost Containment are Two Areas to Reduce Premium


Workers compensation insurance is a necessary product when you have employees with each state mandating this type of coverage.  In Colorado, there are several key areas to consider to potentially reducing your premium if you're a cannabis operation. 

The correct job classifications of your employees is critical.  There is a significant difference in premium for employees working at a store versus a cultivation facility, bakery, or extraction company.  In fact, Greenpoint Insurance Advisors, LLC was the first insurance broker to have the workers compensation insurance industry recognize a different classification code for employees working at a extraction company as opposed to other manufacturing or bakery job classifications.  This change resulted in certain clients saving thousands of dollars on their insurance premiums in Colorado.  

Another area to reduce your insurance premium is through a "Cost Containment" program.  Essentially, a program that incorporates certain safety standards within the company that leads to a percentage reduction in your pr...more

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  • workers comp insurance
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Reducing your Workers Compensation Insurance in Colorado for Cannabis Companies

JB Woods JB Woods
Posted at 11/15/2017

Correct Job Classification and Cost Containment are Two Areas to Reduce Premium


Workers compensation insurance is a necessary product when you have employees with each state mandating this type of coverage.  In Colorado, there are several key areas to consider to potentially reducing your premium if you're a cannabis operation. 

The correct job classifications of your employees is critical.  There is a significant difference in premium for employees working at a store versus a cultivation facility, bakery, or extraction company.  In fact, Greenpoint Insurance Advisors, LLC was the first insurance broker to have the workers compensation insurance industry recognize a different classification code for employees working at a extraction company as opposed to other manufacturing or bakery job classifications.  This change resulted in certain clients saving thousands of dollars on their insurance premiums in Colorado.  

Another area to reduce your insurance premium is through a "Cost Containment" program.  Essentially, a program that incorporates certain safety standards within the company that leads to a percentage reduction in your pr...more

Categories: Insurance
Tags:
  • colorado workers compensation
  • workers comp insurance
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