Investing in Existing Cannabis Opportunities or Applying for a New Cannabis License

1 Credits: Taxes


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Investing in Existing Cannabis Opportunities or Applying for a New Cannabis License

Course Level
CPE Credits

1 Credits: Taxes

Course Description

There are two ways to invest in the fast growing cannabis industry. You can invest in an existing licensee or you can apply for a new cannabis license. We will discuss how to deploy your capital and time in both endeavors. If you are seeking to apply for a new license, we will discuss the magnitude of what is involved in your typical license application and how to best approach a cannabis application to give your team a chance at “winning” a license. If you are considering investing in an existing licensee we will discuss what the considerations to think about before moving forward.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the different considerations when deciding whether to seek a new cannabis license or invest in an existing licensee
  • Understand the various entity choices to consider when investing in a cannabis opportunity or raising capital for your existing cannabis company – C Corp, LLC, S Corp, and Not for Profit
  • Understand the risks associated with cannabis investing from the Federal illegality of marijuana to potential public disclosure of an individual’s cannabis investment, as well as understand some potential tools to use to avoid such public disclosure
  • Understand the various structures used to invest in cannabis companies and the pros and cons of such structures – equity, debt, convertible debt, etc.
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Course Specifics

Course ID
Revision Date
August 8, 2022


Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220
IRS Provider Number: 0MYXB
IRS Course Number: 0MYXB-T-02052-22-O
CTEC Provider Number: 2071
CTEC Course Number: 2071-CE-1788
CTEC Federal Tax Law Credits: 1

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