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November 2, 2017

Ask a Cannabis Trademark Lawyer: What About Trade Dress?

If you have been looking into protecting your cannabusiness’ intellectual property, you may have heard the term “trade dress” tossed around. Trade dress is a […]
October 27, 2017

Ask an LA Cannabis Attorney…at the Freedom of Info Sesh

Thanks to everyone who came to our first Freedom of Information session about Los Angeles Cannabis Licensing!
October 23, 2017

Los Angeles Cannabis Community At the Infused Expo this Weekend

This weekend was the second annual The Edibles List Infused Expo in DTLA. As LA Cannabis lawyers, our firm is tracking the City’s development of […]
October 20, 2017

California Dept. of Food & Agriculture Releases Cannabis Cultivation Checklist

As California prepares to start issuing cannabis cultivation licenses on January 1, 2018, the state is becoming more transparent regarding the exact requirements for legal […]
October 17, 2017

Ask a Cannabis Trademark Lawyer: When Can I Get a State Trademark?

Maybe you’ve heard about a bill going around the California Senate right now that would create a state trademark registration system for cannabis. That’s right, […]
October 12, 2017

Ask a Cannabis Lawyer – Free Seminar Series @ Hitman Coffee

October 10, 2017

Does my California Cannabis Business have to be a nonprofit?

The short answer is yes, for now. Until the law changes, you need to operate as a nonprofit. You should also prepare yourself for for-profit […]
October 6, 2017

Ask an LA Cannabis Attorney: How Can I Prepare for Cannabis Licensing?

While there has been much debate over LA’s recent Draft Regulations, not much has been stated clearly about how to prepare for the LA license […]
October 5, 2017

Ask a Cannabis Lawyer: Can I Trademark My Brand?

Now that California is set to give licenses to cannabis operators, you may be wondering — can cannabis companies get trademarks yet? The answer is […]
September 27, 2017

Under New City Regulations, Will LA’s Marijuana Businesses Be Able To Stay Open?

This past Monday, the Los Angeles City Council held an open meeting of its Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee on the subject of the […]
September 25, 2017

Los Angeles Updates Draft Cannabis Regulations

On September 22, 2017, the City of Los Angeles released Revised Draft Requirements for Commercial Cannabis Activity in the City. Our LA cannabis lawyers have […]
September 21, 2017

Where Can I get a Cannabis Distribution License in California?

Under California’s SB-94 (aka MAUCRSA), the retail sale of marijuana products to consumers is only legal if the business owner holds a license for cannabis distribution. […]
September 19, 2017

Do I Need to be Pre-ICO to Qualify for LA’s Priority Licensing?

One of the hot topics within the LA cannabis community is priority licensing. In this post, our LA cannabis attorneys will explain what priority licensing […]
September 14, 2017

CBD and Me: What You Need to Know (Part 2 of our CBD Series)

Los Angeles cannabis lawyers are often asked “but what about CBD?”; this post is part 2 of our series on the extract. As a derivative […]
September 12, 2017

Do I need a License to Bathe in Cannabis? Topicals & Type 6

Cannabis, via a wide variety of consumption methods and in a myriad of forms, has a long history of use as a pain reliever. In […]
September 8, 2017

LA Updates Cannabis Zoning, Includes Volatile Manufacturing

Yesterday the City of Los Angeles released new zoning for cannabis businesses. The blue and pink maps released in June have been updated. We now […]
September 6, 2017

Ask a Cannabis Lawyer: What Is The Legal Status of CBD? (Part 1 of our CBD Series)

Our marijuana lawyers are frequently being asked about one particular cannabis derivative: cannabidiol, also known as CBD. The popularity of cannabidiol as used in CBD-only […]
August 29, 2017

State of MJ 2017 – Cannabis Lawyers & Entrepreneurs Convene in DTLA

Los Angeles cannabis lawyer Allison Margolin spoke at the State of Marijuana conference this past weekend. In this video clip, she gives an overview of […]
August 25, 2017

LA Rules Committee Recommends Volatile Cannabis Manufacturing

In a letter published today, the Los Angeles City Council’s Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee (Rules Committee) advised the City Planning Department that they […]
August 24, 2017

How Can I Advertise My Cannabis Business?

One of the most frequent questions our cannabis lawyers get from savvy business owners is: How can I legally market my cannabis products? As with […]