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[Podcast] Cannabis Compliance Software & Regulations

Tune in to Episode 36 of the Lit & Lucid Podcast to hear from Jordan Wellington, Chief Compliance Officer with Simplifya. Learn more about Jordan’s extensive background in writing cannabis policy in Colorado’s early years of legalization. Most recently Jordan has  started Simplifya, compliance software to help businesses work within the regulated industry. With Jordan’s extensive knowledge of the backend of cannabis regulations this episode is one you can’t miss! 

[Podcast] Implementing Cannabis Legalization

Implementing Cannabis Legalization

Four Palm Springs area pot shops are among the first in California to get annual licenses

California cannabis regulators are starting to dole out annual licenses to sell marijuana – and a handful of local pot shops are among the first crop of licensees.

'Boring' Cannabis Investments Are Growing at Merida

Mitch Baruchowitz’s investment firm Merida in midtown Manhattan, has deployed $50M in capital to 17 cannabis-related companies in the last year and a half.

Cannabis Marketers Try To Crack The Compliance Code

Imagine you’ve just applied the finishing touches to a marketing campaign for a cannabis product.

Business Ideas for Those Who Don't Want to 'Touch the Plant'

In the last few years, as states have begun to legalize medical and recreational cannabis at a rapid clip, the focus for traditional investors often has been on businesses intimately tied to the plant and its derivative products: cultivators, processors, distributors, and dispensaries.

California Pot Inspections Ramping Up

With the implementation of track-and-trace systems in the California cannabis industry expected to begin on June 1, state officials have started to get the ball rolling on enforcing the rules and regulations they developed over the last 17 months.

Simplifya Closes $3M Series B Round, Led By Merida Capital Partners

Leading cannabis industry compliance software, Simplifya closed a $3 million Series B funding round. This round was led with a $1.5 million investment from Merida Capital Partners.

U.S. Cannabis Investor Merida Capital Launches $75 Million Fund

Private equity firm Merida Capital Partners has deployed approximately $23 million into the cannabis industry over the past 15 months. Managing partner Mitch Baruchowitz, who got involved in the industry in 2010, worked with Theraplant to win one of four licenses in Connecticut and has been an investor in it since 2014, when he helped Leafline Labs attain one of the two licenses in Minnesota, spoke with New Cannabis Ventures about the firm’s Fund I investments and how that strong base is helping the company grow and diversify its portfolio.