Raising Arizona: Understanding the Financial and Operational Challenges in the Cannabis Industry

Despite the financial, operational and legal challenges facing the cannabis industry, significant growth is expected in Arizona and throughout the U.S. Establishing a consistent and effective risk framework to address these challenges will minimize losses in the future.

How Much Tax Revenue Could Recreational Marijuana Bring to Arizona

MARK BRODIE: Arizona voters last month approved Proposition 207, which legalizes recreational marijuana in the state. Once sales start, buyers will have to pay state, county and city sales taxes. Marijuana will also be subject to a 16% excise tax with that money going to law enforcement, community colleges and other programs. Arizona is one of[ … ]

Proposition 207: Arizona Voters Vote To Legalize Recreational Marijuana

Arizona has voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use, a decade after the state legalized medicinal cannabis.  The measure is a win for Arizona’s marijuana community and businesses. Four years ago, voters rejected a ballot measure to legalize marijuana that fractured the pro-cannabis community in Arizona. This go around, backers of Prop. 207 sought consensus[ … ]

Josephine Giordano to speak at the National Cannabis Business Symposium

Josephine Giordano, a Director in BeachFleischman’s Financial Forensics and Business Valuation Services Group, will be giving two presentations at the National Cannabis Business Symposium on October 26-27. She will present on the topics of “Dealing with Disruption After COVID-19” and an “Arizona Update: Growth on the Horizon.” Ms. Giordano is the Chairperson of the Arizona[ … ]

Arizona’s Burgeoning Cannabis and Hemp Industry

Earlier this year, BeachFleischman’s Josephine Giordano moderated a panel discussion for the newly formed ASCPA Cannabis Special Interest Section covering legal and regulatory challenges, dispensary operations, and accounting and tax issues for cannabis and hemp industry in Arizona. Her article about that panel discussion will be in the May/June issue of AZ CPA magazine.