Insurance for Cannabis and CBD Brands

November 10, 2020AlphaRoot, Directors and Officers, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, General Liability, Product Liability, Property

  Download our coverage overview for brand and IP only cannabis companies here While cannabis products need to be tracked from seed-to-sale,  require video surveillance, and operate under a long list of other rules and regulations, cannabis-related products and services that “don’t touch the plant” operate without these restrictions. A popular cannabis-adjacent area for entrepreneurs … Read More

Insurance for Fully Integrated Cannabis MSOs

November 6, 2020AlphaRoot, Directors and Officers, General Liability, Product Liability, Property

  Download our coverage overview for Fully Integrated Cannabis MSOs companies here Cannabis legalization is gaining momentum around the world. According to the UNODC, cannabis is the most widely cultivated, trafficked, and consumed drug worldwide. (fortune business insights) As Yahoo! Finance points out, there is a compound annual growth rate of 28.2 percent over a … Read More

Product liability, contamination and product recall insurance for cannabis startups

January 18, 2018General Liability, Product Liability

Concerned you may need cannabis product recall insurance for your startup? Chances are, you need it more than you think. In 2015 alone, federal agencies recalled 4217 products — the most ever. In the new and ever-changing cannabis startup arena, you’re likelihood of risk is substantial.   What is a product recall? Product recall is “insurance coverage … Read More

2 surprising benefits of insurance for your ag & cannabis business

September 22, 2017AlphaRoot, Directors and Officers, General Liability, Key Person Insurance

We get it: the benefits of insurance for your agriculture or cannabis business can easily be overlooked when you’re just getting started. There are a million other items on your to-do list, like acquiring licenses, growing product to sell, finding investors…oh, and making money. Most new founders consider insurance as a “CYA” move so if something … Read More

Cannabis company insurance requirements for landlords, clients and investors

September 7, 2017AlphaRoot, General Liability

It’s a new world, where we see many different types of cannabis company insurance requirements (as well as coverage change requests) from our clients’ landlords, business partners and investors. These processed requests create an endorsement on the policy that puts the change into effect. Whether it’s a change of location or the addition of new coverage to … Read More

The do’s and don’ts of buying insurance for cannabis startups

July 11, 2017Cyber Liability, Directors and Officers, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Errors and Omissions Insurance, Featured, General Liability

Rest easy There’s no doubt about it: buying insurance for a cannabis startup company can be overwhelming. The insurance market is vast and there are a ton of products out there. It doesn’t help that the insurance industry can often seem a little, shall we say, behind the times. (Many brokers still use fax machine, … Read More

Understanding insurance costs as your cannabis company grows

June 27, 2017Cyber Liability, Directors and Officers, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, General Liability

How much is this going to cost me? Over the years, we’ve encountered our fair share of companies grow beyond their “friends and family” round of financing to Series A, B, C and D rounds. As time goes by and a cannabis startup continues to expand, more employees and investors are brought on board, revenues explode and … Read More

Your cannabis business insurance start date & when coverage kicks in

June 15, 2017Cyber Liability, Directors and Officers, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Featured, General Liability

  Q: When is my cannabis startup officially covered by our new insurance policies? Ready for the short answer? It depends on the policy. There are different types of insurance policies available: occurrence policies and claims made policies. Depending on whether the policy is on occurrence basis or claims made determines when you can (or … Read More

How to buy insurance for cannabis companies (the right way)

April 10, 2017General Liability, Property

Getting quoted As the cannabis industry grows, more insurance carriers are considering underwriting coverage for these new, emerging businesses. The struggle that many cannabis businesses face is their insurability based on the controls in place (or lack thereof) listed on their insurance applications.    Another insurance issue is the cost of some policies relative to … Read More