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Trusted Choice Colorado Insurance News: The Cannabis Conundrum To Insure (Are You Sure?)

The association for Colorado insurance brokers and agents Trusted Choice takes on the subject of marijuana and insurance.  According to CEO Bryan Bernier, the subject of marijuana from those out of state is a popular subject of conversation.  We thank Trusted Choice for the opportunity to contribute to their monthly publication.  

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Cannabis Product Liability Insurance Carrier Declining Applicants who Manufacture or Distribute Foreign Made Vape Pens

©2016 Copyright All Rights Reserved The latest underwriting requirement from a major cannabis product liability insurance carrier has them saying no to cannabis companies that apparently manufacture or distribute foreign vendor products such as vape pens.   The majority of the cannabis industry most likely buys vape pens from China.  Essentially, the insurance carrier is… Continue Reading

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Washington I-502 Cannabis Licensees Not Required Statutorily to Buy Product Liability Insurance

Washington Liquor and Cannabis Licensing Board Provides Guidance  The Washington State licensing department has confirmed with Greenpoint Insurance Advisors, LLC after our request, product liability insurance is not required for I-502 licensees.  Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board licensing representative indicated the following :  The statutes do not require a marijuana business to have product liability… Continue Reading

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More Pot Consultants Being Asked to Prove Are They Insurance Worthy

But, proving the right type of coverage exists can be difficult  There are many consultants in the cannabis industry who offer professional services when their advice as a consultant is relied upon by others.  They could offer advice for testing, cultivation, and compliance.  Historically, the need to prove these consultants were insured was overlooked either… Continue Reading

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Don’t Test Your Cannabis? Product Liability Insurance Carriers Will Just Say No

Testing Required for Product Liability Insurance  The majority of cannabis product liability insurance companies now require their applicants to test their product.  This means your cannabis product has been tested at an independent lab or possibly in-house depending on the insurance carrier.  If you don’t test your product, the insurance carrier will decline your insurance… Continue Reading

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SETTLED! Lawsuit Against Insurance Carrier Over Pot Plants, Bad Faith, and Breach of Contract not Going to Trial

 THE GREEN EARTH WELLNESS CENTER, LLC , Plaintiff V. ATAIN SPECIALTY INSURANCE COMPANY, Defendant Avoids Trial ©2016 Greenpoint Insurance Advisors, LLC A lawsuit filed by Green Earth Wellness Center LLC (“Green Earth”) against their insurance company has been settled according to court documents.  The original complaint filed by Green Earth sought relief for breach of… Continue Reading

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Insurance Carrier Offering Pot Product Liability Insurance Downgraded

Knight Specialty Insurance Company Receives B++ Rating A.M. Best has recently downgraded Knight Specialty Insurance Company (“Knight”) from  A- (Excellent) to B++ (Good) .   Knight is an insurer of product liability insurance to the marijuana industry through a California based Excess & Surplus Lines Broker.  The press release does not indicate any concern for the risks… Continue Reading

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Are you Covered or Not Covered for Product Liability on your Existing Cannabis Insurance?

Are you Covered or Not Covered for Product Liability on your Existing Cannabis Insurance?

EXCLUDED is the Ultimate Buzz Kill for Product Liability  A review of typical commercial general liability insurance policy in the cannabis industry will most likely reveal product liability is not covered by the insurance carrier.  You might be thinking I thought I was covered if someone sued me after smoking my weed.  Most likely not… Continue Reading

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Departure of Cannabis Insurance Carrier Leaves Current Customers Shopping for Coverage

Increasing your Current Coverage will mean Seeking a New Insurance Carrier As previously reported, Mesa Underwriters Specialty Insurance Company (MUSIC) not only is exiting the cannabis industry, but no longer offering endorsements or changes to their existing policy holders.  MUSIC had been a cannabis insurance provider in different geographical markets for several years.  Their decision… Continue Reading

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Limited Cash Coverage Offered by Cannabis Insurance Carrier

Limited Cash Coverage Offered by Cannabis Insurance Carrier

The Perils of Transporting Cash in the Marijuana Industry can be Insured with Limitations Subject to the terms and conditions of the policy, one of our insurance carriers has broadened their insurance program by offering up to $10,000 for money and securities with other coverages such as employee dishonesty, property in transit, spoilage, etc….  … Continue Reading

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