Licensing Archives - Margolin & Lawrence
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 […]
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 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 13, 2019

Take Our Quiz to Find Out if You May Qualify for Social Equity

 
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 […]
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 […]
February 19, 2019

Governor Newsom Calls In the National Guard

Are we about to see more enforcement against unlicensed cannabis? California Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced he is calling for the California National Guard to […]
January 18, 2019

North San Diego County Cannabis Update

While most of the attention on cannabis business in San Diego County has focused on the area in and around the City of San Diego, there are […]
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 30, 2018

Los Angeles Cannabis Update: November 29 LA Cannabis Regulation Commission Meeting

Our cannabis attorneys attended yesterday’s meeting of the LA Cannabis Regulation Commission. Here are our main takeaways on what was discussed.   1.  Enforcement Tactics […]
November 27, 2018

Sunset Clauses and California Cannabis

Twilight is approaching in the state of commercial cannabis in California. Pursuant to the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), Business and […]
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 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 4, 2018

San Francisco Cannabis Licensing & Equity Program

San Francisco’s Golden Gates have opened for those interested in running their cannabis business in the City and County of San Francisco. Although the San […]
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 […]
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 […]