Law Archives - Margolin & Lawrence
May 30, 2021
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The Non-ordinary State of Debate

The non-ordinary appears to be becoming the ordinary state of discourse in politics this week - in the space of two days Francis Collins, director of the National Institute of Health (NIH) copped to the fact that psychedelics...
January 7, 2020

DCR Accepting Ownership Change Requests for Non-Retail Cannabusinesses

The Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) has just confirmed that it is now processing requests for ownership changes to existing Phase 2 (non-retail) cannabis licenses […]
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 13, 2019

Alternative Dispute Resolution in Cannabis

On September 12th, M&L partner Raza Lawrence participated in a roundtable discussion with a group of attorneys in Downtown LA regarding alternative dispute resolution in […]
July 16, 2019

New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana Program Updated

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently signed a bill renewing New Jersey’s medical marijuana program. Murphy signed the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act […]
June 25, 2019

Undue Concentration

     
October 19, 2018

Cannabis Business Law

California cannabis entrepreneurs have to go through the often lengthy and cumbersome process of applying for local and state commercial cannabis licenses.  But that is […]
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 […]
October 3, 2018

Additional State Licensing Requirements and Permits

Getting a commercial cannabis license in California is complicated enough when coordinating your proposed business activities with a variety of government agencies. Depending on what […]
September 28, 2018

DEA Reschedules CBD to Schedule 5

By Raza Lawrence and Allison Margolin On September 28, 2018, the DEA issued a rule announcing that drugs including CBD with THC content below 0.1%  will […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
May 17, 2018

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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 […]
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 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 […]
June 6, 2017

How Many Cannabis Licenses Can I Have In California?

Update: The MAUCRSA, which passed June 22, repealed the provisions of the MCRSA that placed restrictions on vertical integration. As of June 30, the state has […]