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October 9, 2019

Public Health Concern & the Illicit Market: New Policies

September 18, 2019

DCR Accepting Applications for Undue Concentration in Los Angeles

  Don’t panic. Although the first application cycle for cannabis retail licensing in the City of Los Angeles closed this morning, the real fun is […]
September 5, 2019

Phase 3 Round 1 Application Aftermath:

Just yesterday, the Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) opened up the application process for Round 1 of Phase 3 retail storefront licenses in the City […]
August 8, 2019

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DCR PHASE 3 ROUND 1 LICENSING AND SOCIAL EQUITY WORKSHOP HELD ON AUGUST 6, 2019

(Picture of DCR building in Los Angeles) On August 6, 2019, M&L partner J. Raza Lawrence attended the Phase 3 Round 1 Licensing and Social […]
July 28, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Los Angeles Phase 3 Licensing

 
July 23, 2019

Los Angeles Update: Social Equity Deadline (Reminder)

  Individuals interested in Phase 3 Retail and Delivery licensing must submit SEP eligibility verification documents for review by DCR Staff.     Why must […]
July 3, 2019

What’s the 411 on 420 and “Undue Concentration?”

Recently, rumors and misinformation have circulated surrounding LA’s “undue concentration” rules for commercial cannabis licensing. The undue concentration rules have not been eliminated, as some […]
June 25, 2019

Undue Concentration

     
May 2, 2019

LA Phase 3 Major Updates

NEW PHASE 3 LEGISLATION APPROVED BY CITY COUNCIL On April 30th, the Los Angeles City Council approved new legislation to begin the third and final Phase […]
April 30, 2019

Cracking Down on Compliance

           Operational compliance has become paramount to the success of many cannabis businesses following new state regulations that went into effect […]
April 23, 2019

L.A. Retail Cannabis Legislation Moves Forward: What Happens Now

    Wednesday, April 17 – The City of Los Angeles Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee discussed and approved an April 12, 2019 report […]
April 11, 2019

City Council Action Unanimously Passed Today

The LA City Council held a meeting today to follow up on the April 1 meeting of the Budget Committee and approve the recommendations made […]
April 3, 2019

DCR Prepares to Open Phase 3 Applications

An Important Step Forward for Los Angeles Cannabis Licensing – DCR Prepares to Open Phase 3 Applications, Starting with Retail for Social Equity Applicants  Cannabis […]
March 29, 2019

DCR’s New Tool to Aid Prospective Phase 3 Retail Applicants in Their Property Search & State to Issue Provisional Licenses to Qualified Temporary License Holders

DEPARTMENT OF CANNABIS REGULATION’S NEW INTERACTIVE MAP The Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR), the governing agency regulating commercial cannabis activities for the City of Los […]
March 7, 2019

CA Cannabis Retail Update

Contra Costa County On February 14th, Contra Costa officially issued a Request For Proposal form for new cannabis businesses, including storefront retailers. The number of […]
January 8, 2019

California Jurisdictions Open for Cannabis Retail

Despite all the talk about cannabis retail in the news, it can be difficult to tell exactly when and where it’s possible for businesses to apply […]
November 14, 2018

Everything You Need to Know from the Pasadena Application Workshop

On Tuesday night, the city of Pasadena hosted a presentation on cannabis licensing with a planning consultant. Here is what we learned from the meeting.     […]
November 1, 2018

Where are Cannabis Lounges Allowed?

As recreational cannabis becomes legal in California, the marijuana industry is expanding into a number of different spaces that previously were impossible to operate in […]
October 16, 2018

Central Coast Update

Commercial cannabis is heating up on the central coast. Here’s a look at what’s green: The City of Goleta began accepting cannabis planning applications on […]
September 18, 2018

What Should I Know for My Cannabis Business?

The logistics of running a legal cannabis operation involve many questions that may seem surprising or daunting to both current and aspiring business owners. As […]