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 business and finance. Brian's work features on themarijuanapages.com, marijuanareferral.com, , marijuanamerchantaccount.com and marijuanainsuranceagent.com.
9 06, 2019

Could Captive Insurance Be A Solution For Cannabis Businesses?

By |2019-06-04T06:24:06-07:00June 9th, 2019|Industry|0 Comments

Cannabis is a growing billion-dollar industry but the insurance sector only offers a limited range of coverage (when they offer any at all). But what if cannabis companies could band together to create their own [...]

9 05, 2019

How The SAFE Act Would Reduce Risk for Cannabis Businesses

By |2019-05-02T03:22:32-07:00May 9th, 2019|Business, Industry|0 Comments

Cannabis businesses struggling under the weight of a cash-only system may soon see relief as the SAFE Banking Act makes its way through Congressional committees. The most recent version of the SAFE Banking Act was [...]

9 04, 2019

Insurers Remain Cautious About Insuring Marijuana Companies

By |2019-04-04T12:53:56-07:00April 9th, 2019|Industry|0 Comments

Cannabis-related businesses need good insurance policies to operate legally and to protect their assets, but providing that insurance remains challenging, preventing wide participation by carriers. According to a new report from A.M. Best, the only [...]

24 03, 2019

Protect Your Business From Natural Disasters with Cannabis Insurance

By |2019-03-22T09:27:57-07:00March 24th, 2019|Fire & Theft|0 Comments

Wildfires, floods, earthquakes, and fire - what do these all have in common? They’re all unpredictable, and they’re all natural disasters that could devastate a cannabis business if it’s not prepared. Businesses need to prepare [...]

24 02, 2019

Cannabis Insurance Making Progress In California

By |2019-02-21T11:18:38-07:00February 24th, 2019|Industry|0 Comments

There is much buzz around the cannabis industry as it continues to grow (and bring in millions in tax dollars). The federal prohibition keeps cannabis-related businesses from accessing resources that legitimate businesses usually have access [...]

9 02, 2019

Smash And Grab Robbery At BotaniQ Marijuana Dispensary In Corktown, Detroit

By |2019-02-08T03:06:36-07:00February 9th, 2019|Fire & Theft|0 Comments

File this one under 'Crude But Effective.”' A van full of masked men recently smashed through the wall of a Corktown, Detroit cannabis dispensary with their pickup before taking off with as many edibles and [...]

24 12, 2018

Thieves Accidentally Steal Oregano From Colorado Springs Pot Dispensary

By |2018-12-20T05:48:52-07:00December 24th, 2018|Fire & Theft|0 Comments

There are many approaches to preventing theft and loss in your business, but sometimes simple tactics are the most effective. That’s what one cannabis dispensary discovered when teenage burglars drove a minivan through their front [...]