Posts about Regulation A+
Posts about Cannabis

My New Reg A+ Book Launches!

  Tomorrow night at a panel here at Duane Morris, we will hit official pre-launch on my latest book, Regulation A+ and Other Alternatives to a Traditional IPO (John Wiley & Sons). Here’s info from Amazon about this guide to the new streamlined IPO process through Reg A+: From the Inside Flap From David Feldman

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Direct Stock Listings Approved for NYSE

Following interest from companies like Spotify, the New York Stock Exchange last week received SEC approval to list companies on the Exchange even if they are not conducting an IPO. These direct listings, sometimes known as self-filings, already are permitted on the Nasdaq. The Exchange had filed their original request back in June. Following some

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Vermont Legalizes Adult Use of Cannabis

Vermont’s Republican Governor, Phil Scott, reluctantly signed legislation today fully legalizing the adult use of cannabis in the Green Mountain State. This makes Vermont the ninth state (plus the District of Columbia) to have fully legalized cannabis. It is the third northeast state to legalize, along with Maine and Massachusetts. The Governor had vetoed a

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New York to Study Full Cannabis Legalization

In his annual budget address yesterday, NY Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his plan to form a task force to study possible legalization of the adult use of cannabis in the Empire State. Currently the state permits the sale of cannabis only for medical reasons. Less than a year ago, Cuomo referred to cannabis as

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Cannabis Banking Guidance Unclear After Sessions Action

As discussed previously here, on January 4, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all prior advisory memos on prosecutorial priorities relating to cannabis, including the 2014 Cole Memo which many relied on in entering the space. One consequence of rescinding the Cole Memo is its effect on US Treasury Department guidelines for banks and financial institutions

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Strong Backlash After Sessions Rescinds Cole Memo

Yesterday, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded all prior advisory memoranda regarding enforcement priorities in connection with alleged cannabis crimes. This includes the key so-called Cole Memo issued in 2014. That memo advised US attorneys not to prioritize pursuing criminal cases against those complying with state legal cannabis laws as long as certain concerns (such

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Which States Will Legalize Cannabis in 2018?

As we get ready to stick a fork in 2017, the speculation has begun as to which US states might consider legalizing full adult use of cannabis next year. Many are betting on these five: Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Missouri and Nebraska. And of course New Jersey is expected to legalize adult use under new Governor-elect

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Sessions Hints at Broader Cannabis Enforcement

According to The Fresh Toast, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is now hinting at expanding enforcement of federal cannabis laws. The report indicates that, at a news conference today, Sessions said they are looking “very hard right now” at possible changes to the Cole Memo. That 2013 memo adopted a policy to de-emphasize enforcement activities against

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Regulation A+ Offerings Have Raised Over $600 Million

Today, Sebastian Abero, the head of the SEC’s Office of Small Business Policy, had some very positive news for those interested in the new Regulation A+. He revealed that, since the Reg A+ rules were adopted by the SEC in June 2015, through September 2017, there have been 69 completed Reg A+ offerings raising a

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Sessions Reconfirms Status of Cole Memo

The entire cannabis industry descended on Las Vegas this week for the MJBiz conference where over 18,000 professionals gathered. While we were there, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions made some news during a Congressional grilling focused more on his involvement with Russian players. Many have worried that Sessions intends to change or eliminate the Cole

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