Payroll & HR Solutions for the Cannabis Industry.

Our MRB-compliant banking partner means you get a peaceful payroll experience. No more worrying about getting the boot just because you're in the Cannabis industry.

We've got specific experience serving the Cannabis industry (since 2016), and we've been in business for 12+ years.

Paragon specializes in large-scale and complex payroll solutions. Need help?

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Don't pay hefty risk premiums. We give you the same fanatical service and competitive pricing all our clients enjoy.

Comprehensive Solutions

Comprehensive Solutions

Leverage our suite of tools to help you simplify tracking for 280E, alongside our full platform offering with payroll, tax filing, timekeeping, scheduling, and HR.

Real Industry Experience

Real Industry Experience

Enjoy working with a dedicated & experienced Client Advocate, and the concierge support we are known for.

I want to offer my employees benefits but I’m having a hard time finding a provider as a cannabis operator.

We can take care of that for you! We’ve been serving the cannabis industry since 2016 so we have a large network of partners that offer cannabis-friendly employee benefits and qualified retirement plans.

Why won’t some banks offer services to my cannabis company?

Not all banks are set up to help cannabis businesses like yours. From taxes to common expenses they just don’t have the experts on staff with knowledge of the industry. When you become a Paragon partner we work with banks nationwide, on your behalf, to provide you payroll services that are best-of-the-best.

Help! My payroll provider cancelled my service simply because I own a cannabis company.

We’re sorry that happened to you. It’s all too common and we’re here to change that. With Paragon you have access to a trustworthy team that walks alongside you to offer open and transparent cannabis payroll and HCM solutions.

My payroll company can’t keep up with my growing business.

As a national payroll and HR provider, Paragon understands the complexities of multi-state operators (MSO) and the challenges of managing multiple EIN and state compliance challenges. Give us a call and one of our knowledgeable staff members will be ready to help.

What’s all the hubbub on 280E?

Section 280E of the Internal Revenue Code limits businesses from deducting typical business expenses from gross income associated with the “trafficking” of Schedule I or II substances, as defined by the Controlled Substances Act. The IRS has subsequently applied Section 280E to state-legal cannabis businesses, since cannabis is still a Schedule I substance. Our workforce management solutions at Paragon help you capture every dollar spent on cost of goods sold (COGS) and our team guides you through the tax process so that your company can continue to grow.

Why is payroll so expensive for a cannabis company?

Since the cannabis industry is still fairly new, with uncharted territory, many companies charge more to handle payroll. At Paragon we partner with cannabis companies all over the country and our service fees are in line with each industry we serve.

Julie Tomlin

"In a very busy office where you’re pulled in so many directions, efficiency is everything. The customization that Paragon was able to do has made our workflow so much easier."


MBF Agency