Entries by David Rahn

Cannabis Farms Without Crop Insurance Will Struggle to Survive Wildfires

The 2021 wildfire season is ablaze, and officials are predicting another record year of destruction driven by severe drought conditions, blistering temperatures, damaging winds and dry lightning across numerous states, including California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Arizona and Alaska. As of mid-August, wildfires in California have seared more than 917,000 acres, which is a dramatic […]


    Deciding which insurance coverages you need for your cannabis operations can be a perplexing, confusing and frustrating process. This decision is further compounded by ever-changing regulations that vary from state-to-state. Purchasing only General Liability Insurance from some major, traditional insurance company won’t work in the world of cannabis. Your business needs certain coverages […]

Cannabis Industry Starter Guide

    You know you need insurance for your cannabis business, but where you do begin? What are the must-have policies? How much insurance do you need? Which types of insurances are required by law?   If you are asking these questions, you are not alone. Cannabis businesses across the marijuana, hemp and CBD supply […]

5 Reasons Your Cannabis Business Needs a Qualified Insurance Broker

Acquiring business insurance coverage is one of the most important purchases you will make for your Cannabis business, and shopping for this valuable protection can be a daunting process that involves researching, evaluating and comparing dozens of different coverages to ensure you and your business are adequately protected. Many insurance companies advertise cutting out the […]

Elevate Your Grind Podcast: Eric and David Rahn, S2S Insurance Specialists

A graduate of Babson College School of Entrepreneurial Studies. Eric Rahn is an insurance broker specializing in hard to place coverages for domestic and multi-national companies. Eric has held many executive positions in regulated industries including the maritime and casino industries prior to becoming an insurance broker. He transitioned is knowledge of corporate business practices […]

Trending Topic: Another Day, Another Lawsuit Against Cannabis Companies Here’s Why D&O Coverage Needs to Be Your Top Priority for 2021

Cannabis and hemp businesses – large and small – are increasingly becoming prime targets for litigation. There have been a slew of lawsuits filed recently by shareholders of cannabis companies, including Aurora Cannabis Inc., Medmen Enterprises, Canopy Growth, CannTrust Holdings, Aphria Inc. and Columbia Care, to name just a few. The only way to protect […]

The Cannabis Industry’s Growing Threat: Hackers and Cyber Fraud Is Your Cannabis Company Prepared & Protected?

Experian’s “Data Breach Industry Forecast” for 2020 predicted that emerging industries, namely cannabis, would increasingly become prime targets for cyberattacks and, so far, their predictions ring true. This year, our industry was the subject of several high-profile incidents, including the US Securities and Exchange Commission charging two men who allegedly used a fake cannabis company as a […]