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Eaze Case Puts Financial Institutions on Notice

USA - March 24 2021 On March 24, 2021, Defendants Hamid (Ray) Akhavan and Ruben Weigand were found guilty of defrauding banks as part of a scheme they had set up to help…

Eaze Criminal Case Underscores the Importance of Transparency in Cannabis Cashless Payment Transactions

USA - March 1 2021 This week, federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York will try their case against Defendants Ruben Weigand and Hamid “Ray” Akhavan for…

Big Benefits: HR Resources for Cannabis Companies

USA - January 6 2021 There are significant differences between professional employment organizations (PEOs), administrative services only (ASO) providers, and payroll…

Exclusion of the Safe Banking Act in Coronavirus Relief Doesn’t Mean It Won’t Pass in 2021

USA - December 23 2020 Despite best efforts by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2020, provisions related to the Safe Banking Act were not included in the $900 billion…

Now is the Time to Change the Downward FinCEN Cannabis Banking Trend

USA - November 30 2020 Despite the “green wave” America experienced on Election Day, and the increased success the legalized U.S. cannabis industry has experienced in 2020…