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We hope you’ve enjoyed, learned from, and profited with the information Kanna Knowledge has brought you over the past year. It’s our aim to keep you informed, keep you current, and keep you from losing sleep over the many risks that cannabis insurance professionals face.

And because our past articles stay on this blog, you can refer back to them whenever you have a timely need. Let’s review some of the highlights of our past issues:

Our first issue in August had some timely advice for small cannabis businesses affected by this past summer’s social unrest; good to know if violent protests unfortunately reoccur over some future event. We also covered basics that companies must know about dealing with cannabis waste, and talked about current legislative efforts and insurance payouts.

Our second issue was devoted entirely to Directors and Officers Insurance for Cannabis Companies. With an opening guest article by Kevin M. LaCroix, Esq., and information on what companies should do when seeking protection, it’s content you’ll be glad to have on hand.

Next came an issue devoted to Cyber Risk, which affects all sizes and shapes of cannabis businesses. We covered best practices in cybersecurity, and also outlined what to do in the event of a ransomware attack. The following issue examined the components a meaningful cyber policy should include, and discussed ways to overcome two additional common risks: adverse weather that affects growers and cultivators, and having to run a cash-only business that makes dispensaries a frequent target for criminals.

A two-part series on workers compensation claims and best safety practices in the cannabis industry was a highlight of our fall issues. We also brought readers up to speed on important election issues, talked about the potential problems when budtenders make medical claims, and took readers on a world tour of the countries holding great promise for cannabis businesses and cannabis investors.

Recent articles have covered the new crop of cannabis vending machines, helping to streamline the customer experience at retail dispensaries. The hot trend of celebrity cannabis brands, from Snoop Dogg to Willie Nelson to Jim Belushi. And the surprisingly effective role that cannabis may play in COVID-19 therapies.

Our last issue focused on cannabidiol — CBD — which is now available as a standalone dietary supplement, as a cosmetic additive, and in a huge variety of consumable products from coffee and tea to pet food. If you haven’t yet read it, dial back and do so because we cut through much of the clutter with straight talk you’ll appreciate.

Do you have a topic you’d like to see us cover in 2021? We’re all ears — let us know at [email protected].