Doug Esposito: Business Insurance for the Cannabis Industry

Doug Esposito is the Cannabis Practice Leader for Owen-Dunn Insurance Services, a Sacramento-based shared partners brokerage. In the following interview, Doug joins our podcast host TG Branfalt to talk about insurance options for the cannabis industry as it continues to take root and grow into the mainstream. We hear from Doug what typical cannabis industry […]

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California Insurance Commissioner Asks Insurers to Serve Canna-Businesses

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones sent a letter last week to the state’s insurers urging them to offer insurance products for the legal cannabis industry. In the letter, Jones indicated that he would “not object to proposed rates for the industry that have a rational basis.” “The mission of the California Department of Insurance is […]

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California Cannabis Farmer Gets $1M Payout for Thomas Fire Crop Damage

A cannabis cultivator in Carpinteria, California has won a $1 million insurance payout after ashes from the Thomas Fire destroyed thousands of his plants, the Santa Barbara Independent reports. However, because of the payout total, the carrier has decided it would no longer cover cannabis farmers. The farmers paid $30,000 in premiums with a $25,000 […]

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Michael Senderovich: Identifying and Insuring Cannabis Risks

Michael Senderovich is the founder and president of Zeyger Insurance Services, a California insurance brokerage working with cannabis companies despite the industry’s ongoing federal prohibition. In this episode of the Ganjapreneur.com podcast, Michael joins our host TG Branfalt to explain the nuances of insurance and how the mainstream industry generally operates, how insurers are beginning […]

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Fires Engulf Cannabis Farms in California’s Emerald Triangle

Several cannabis farms in Mendocino County, California have fallen victim to wildfires, which have grown increasingly severe throughout the state in recent years. Mendocino County is one of three counties that comprise the state’s famed Emerald Triangle, which is known worldwide as a leader in cannabis production. The region also includes Humboldt and Trinity counties, […]

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AlphaRoot: Securing Business Insurance for Every Sector of the Cannabis Space

Business insurance is important — but for cannabis operators and even companies that are ancillary to the industry itself, it can be difficult to find the right insurance package to fit your company’s needs. AlphaRoot is an insurance brokerage founded to help cannabis entrepreneurs navigate the insurance landscape to find the best combination of coverage […]

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Specialty Insurance Market Emerging for Cannabis Industry

While mainstream insurance carriers such as State Farm Insurance, George Petersen Insurance Agency, and Wells Fargo Insurance Services have yet to touch the cannabis industry, other smaller and independent insurers are willing to take on cannabis clients, according to a North Bay Business Journal report. John Ford, proprietor of the Eureka, California-based John Ford Insurance […]

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