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April 17, 2018

News: Ninth Circuit Hears Medical Cannabis Case

Just last week, on March 29th, a three-judge panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held a special setting at the University of Idaho […]
April 10, 2018

Cannabis Compliance: Operating Legally in California in 2018

California’s transition into a regulated market has many operators wondering what the universe of compliance looks like and where they fit into the process. In […]
April 5, 2018

Massachusetts opens recreational cannabis licensing

  On April 2nd, the Massachusetts Cannabis Commission opened its licensing application process for cannabis businesses, marking Massachusetts’ official entry into the legal cannabis industry. […]
April 4, 2018

Culver city status update

Only a week is left until Culver City starts accepting applications for cannabis businesspermits – except storefront retail, which is scheduled to open by May. […]
March 29, 2018

Current Status of San Francisco City Cannabis Licensing

The City of San Francisco began its process of licensing retailers to sell adult-use cannabis on January 6, 2018. Any MCD (Medical Cannabis Dispensary) businesses […]
March 27, 2018

Federal Cannabis Update: 2018 Spending Bill Keeps Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment

Last week, despite controversy, criticism from both sides of the aisle, and talk of a veto, President Trump agreed to sign the federal government’s omnibus […]
March 23, 2018

Will California Lower the Cannabis Tax Rates?

Legalization has been a bumpy road for California cannabis operators, and since January 1, owners are learning that it also comes at a price. The […]
March 22, 2018

Cannabis CBD v. THC

The cannabis plant contains over 480 elements. Two of them being THC and CBD. Both are ubiquitous in modern day cannabis products, with different benefits […]
March 13, 2018

I Have My Temporary Distribution License. Now What?

The state of California has officially begun to grant temporary licenses for cannabis distribution, pending applications and processing of full state licenses. Temporary licenses are […]
March 6, 2018

LA City Council Update: New Cannabis Rules in Development

As of this year, cannabis business is legal in Los Angeles, but the process of drafting and refining the laws and regulations that will actually […]
March 2, 2018

What happens after the temporary cannabis license?

On January 1, 2018 the state of California began issuing temporary licenses for cannabis operators. We are about halfway through the 120-day period allotted for […]
February 23, 2018

Go ask allison – federal protections & asset forfeiture

Jeff Session’s recent statements suggesting that he will continue to pursue the criminalization of marijuana sparked well-deserved controversy. Here in California, as cannabis prohibition comes […]
February 21, 2018

Ask a Cannabis Lawyer: What Do I Need to Do for a Temporary License?

Since mid-December, California has been issuing temporary state licenses to cultivators, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, microbusinesses, testing laboratories, and event organizers operating in the commercial cannabis […]
February 14, 2018

Cannabis Taxes: What is a Cannabis Resale Certificate?

As recreational “adult-use” cannabis is officially legalized across California, cannabis taxation is more important than ever for legal cannabis operators. Our Los Angeles Cannabis attorneys […]
February 8, 2018

L.A. Cannabis Licensing: A Waiting Game

It’s been over a month since the state of California began issuing licenses for commercial cannabis businesses. The epicenter of this emerging legal market is […]
February 6, 2018

Market Volatility & new Cryptocurrency Regulations on the Horizon? 

Market volatility sent many investors reeling yesterday, with the dow plunging over 1,000 points. Cryptocurrency, a digital asset that is popular with cannabis entrepreneurs, was […]
February 1, 2018

All About California Cannabis Taxes

Many are excited about California’s new era of legalized marijuana. For the first time, state and local governments are allowing marijuana sales to all adults. […]
January 30, 2018

Ask a Cannabis Lawyer: Which license do I need for cannabis events? 

With the rise in popularity of cannabis related events in California such as Kush Stock, Chalice, High Times’ Cannabis Cup, Hempcon, and the Secret Sesh; many […]
January 25, 2018

How Do I Find a Compliant Cannabis Property in Los Angeles?

As cannabis entrepreneurs and investors learn about the legal requirements to operate a compliant cannabis business, the next question many arrive at is – so […]
January 24, 2018

Culver City To Begin Cannabis Licensing

  Last night at a packed City Council meeting, Culver City approved a new cannabis public health regulatory ordinance. The vote was unanimous, 5-0, which seemed […]