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September 6, 2018

California Cannabis License Fee Calculator

The state regulators have released the annual fees for cannabis licensees – manufacturing fees are determined by the CDPH, cultivation by CalCannabis, and testing, microbusiness, […]
September 5, 2018

Provisional Licensing in California

Originally, Senate Bill (SB) 1459 was written to allow the county agricultural commissioners (CACs) to include cannabis among reports about the condition, acreage, production, and […]
August 27, 2018

Why You Should Consider Hiring an Attorney for Your Cannabis Business

California is well underway in the business of commercial cannabis, and now the state hasopened its golden doors to licensing. The state is actively reviewing […]
August 17, 2018

Approval of Cannabis Epilepsy Medicine is Sign of Growing Acceptance

This editorial, by Allison Margolin and Raza Lawrence, also appears in the July 25th, 2018 edition of The Daily Journal. On June 25, the Food and […]
August 13, 2018

Applying for a Commercial Cannabis License: State vs. Local

Since the Department of Cannabis Regulation opened up Phase II licensing in Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago, questions have been flooding in regarding […]
August 10, 2018

LA Cannabis Licensing – Phase II Update

On the heels of the opening of Phase 2 of non-retail cannabis licensing, the Los Angeles Cannabis Regulation Commission convened a Special Meeting yesterday. Law […]
July 25, 2018

Do you Want Your Security Guard to Kill or Injure Someone to Protect Your Product or Cash?

by Terry Blevins, President/CEO of Armaplex Security Many businesses are willing to put a security guard in their cannabis business, but don’t often think about […]
July 13, 2018

New York State Releases Report on Recreational Cannabis

With a recent study, the state of New York signaled receptiveness to the possibility of legalizing cannabis for recreational use. Specifically, the report, commissioned by […]
July 11, 2018

Update on Diversion for Mental Health Treatment

Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1810 [Insert link: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB1810]  this past week and it is immediately effective. SB 1810 is incorporated through Penal Code section 1001.36, which […]
July 9, 2018

Don’t Be Intimidated by LA’s Social Equity Program – All are welcome to Apply

Through the Social Equity Program, Drug War Victims Will Help Build LA’s Green Economy
July 2, 2018

LA Phase II – July 2nd Update

As of July 2nd, here is the latest news on Phase 2 of cannabis licensing for the City of LA: Phase 2 will open August […]
June 29, 2018

July 1st Deadline Update

Sixth months have almost passed under the transition regime and the July 1st deadline for the Emergency Regulations approaches soon. Many dispensaries are in a […]
June 20, 2018

LA Phase II Update

Today the Los Angeles City Council held a special meeting, where a passionate and energized public audience made it clear that they want to see […]
June 8, 2018

Final Release of California Cannabis Regulations

After numerous iterations, the final regulations officially went into effect on June 6, 2018 and are set to expire on December 4, 2018. These amended […]
May 21, 2018

Free Social Equity Clinic

Margolin & Lawrence will be holding a FREE Social Equity Clinic this Thursday, May 21, 2018 from 10AM to 5PM at our Beverly Hills office. […]
May 18, 2018

[UPDATE] WHERE CAN I GET A DISTRIBUTION LICENSE IN CA?

Back in September, we published a blog post titled “Where Can I Get a Distribution License in California.” Now that the ordinances for the majority […]
May 17, 2018

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May 8, 2018

Massachusetts Cannabis Regulators: 36 Watts will be the limit for cannabis cultivators

Compared to the farming of most other crops, commercial cannabis cultivation’s impact on the environment is minimal – except when it comes to power use. A […]
May 1, 2018

Do Free Samples get Taxed?

  Update: This blog post does not apply to Los Angeles, as the distribution of free samples is non-compliant under the LA Ordinance 185344 Rules and Regulations for Cannabis […]
April 20, 2018

The History of Cannabis by Margolin & Lawrence