About Brian Ellis

With 6 years' experience in business journalism, Brian is the person we turn to for anything related to the business of cannabis. His news coverage spans topics including marijuana insurance and finance. He contributes regularly at marijuanamerchantaccount.com, marijuanareferral.com, marijuanainsuranceagent.com, and themarijuanapages.com.
9 12, 2018

Six Men Charged For Robbery of Calaveras Cannabis Distributor

By |2018-12-04T10:00:21+00:00December 9th, 2018|Fire & Theft|0 Comments

A cannabis distributor in Central California was violently robbed at gunpoint in June, and the six surviving suspects are now facing federal charges. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced in an indictment that each suspect will [...]

24 11, 2018

‘Suspicious’ Fire Damages Marijuana Dispensary in South Cortez, Colorado

By |2018-11-20T03:46:41+00:00November 24th, 2018|Fire & Theft|0 Comments

The bliss and excitement of opening a new business comes to a height during the grand opening -- a time to meet your new customers, feel the gears of your new business turning, and introduce [...]

9 11, 2018

Monterey County Farm Insurance Allows Fast Recovery After Blaze

By |2018-11-05T05:24:00+00:00November 9th, 2018|Fire & Theft|0 Comments

It’s astonishing how fast it can all go up in flames. A mislain cigarette on a cannabis farm in Monterey County lead to a hungry fire that devoured half the farm in August. It was [...]

24 10, 2018

Fire Marshal’s Office Investigates ‘Suspicious’ Hamilton Dispensary Blaze

By |2018-10-23T07:10:21+00:00October 24th, 2018|Fire & Theft|0 Comments

All that remains of one cannabis dispensary is a charred shell in the Canadian city of Hamilton after an early morning fire tore through its display racks and products. Firefighters were able to contain the [...]

9 10, 2018

Suspects Arrested for Robbery at Carpinteria Marijuana Cultivation Facility

By |2018-10-05T06:01:33+00:00October 9th, 2018|Fire & Theft|0 Comments

Cannabis may be coming out of the shadows and into the light, but you still run the risk of criminal activity darkening your doorstep. That is what happened recently to a Southern California cultivation facility [...]

24 09, 2018

Fire At Greenfield Marijuana Facility Started By A Cigarette

By |2018-11-20T03:48:21+00:00September 24th, 2018|Fire & Theft|0 Comments

It’s the kind of nightmare that keeps a business owner up at night: it’s just another day in the greenhouses with your staff when suddenly, your nose catches a whiff of something burning. You begin [...]

15 12, 2015

1 in 5 Small Business Owners Would Allow Medical Marijuana at Work

By |2018-11-20T03:48:06+00:00December 15th, 2015|Health|1 Comment

Although the whole-plant use of medical marijuana is now legal in 23 states, workplace policies can often come into conflict with the rights of cannabis users. Should employers allow their employees to use marijuana during work hours, [...]

2 12, 2015

LLoyd’s of London End Marijuana Insurance Services

By |2018-09-27T08:45:30+00:00December 2nd, 2015|Industry|0 Comments

Insurance giant Lloyd’s of London is no longer providing insurance for businesses operating in the cannabis industry. While the comprehensive possession and use of medical marijuana is legal in 23 American states and in Washington [...]

23 11, 2015

Marijuana’s Legal Status Cannot be Used to Deny Insurance Coverage

By |2018-09-27T08:45:30+00:00November 23rd, 2015|Industry|0 Comments

Although the use of marijuana is still an offense under federal law, the capital of the U.S. and 23 U.S. states have passed laws that allow residents to use cannabis and its derived products for [...]