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Out of the Shadows - Cannabis Going Mainstream

Blog Post

 

The following text is an excerpt from the Akron Beacon Journal, published on November 17, 2023: 

Stephen Lenn of Akron law firm Brennan Manna Diamond discusses business opportunities for people investing or operating in Ohio's marijuana market.

Read the full article here (content may require a paid subscription).

The discussion was also broadcast on NPR's WKSU on November 23, 2023. Read their comments here.

See the full transcript of Steve's remarks here.


Another Big Move Out of the Shadows; First Citizens Bank, the nation’s 19th largest, poised to enter the Cannabis Market

A commentary on cannabis and hemp dated January 12, 2024 posted by First Citizens Bank on its website reflects the decision by the Bank to extend its very substantial hemp/CBD platform into the cannabis space.

A Closer Look at Cannabis

At the Nov. 30 Akron Roundtable event "A Closer Look at Cannabis," moderated by Andrew Meyer, deputy editor of news Ideastream Public Media, a varied group of panelists spoke about expected and potential outcomes and efforts of marijuana legalization.

Institutional Cannabis Lenders Community Holds First Meeting

BMD Attorneys Stephen Lenn and Brandon Pauley have organized the Institutional Cannabis Lenders Community (ICLC), which is a community of institutional lenders include banks, credit unions, dedicated cannabis loan funds and family office/ultra-high net worth investors and are excited to announce that the group recently held its first meeting. The more than 20 participants in the ICLC, which was organized to enhance relationships among institutional cannabis lenders and provide forums for evolving best practices, include 4 of the major cannabis loan, more than a dozen banks and credit unions, and a cross section of other organizations that are involved in institutional cannabis finance activities.

Litigation Holds: First Aid for the Thorn in a Corporation’s Side

Diversity Speaker Series: Pride Month