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November 2018 Midterms: Vote Green!

Posted by Guest Author | Oct 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Written by Taylor Urlich, J.D. The quickly approaching midterms are less than a month out. Get out the vote and register campaigns are well underway for what is going to be a pretty monumental midterm.  One of the prominent issues transcending these candidates platforms is CANNABIS! November 6th...

Legal CBD? The Reclassification of Epidiolex

Posted by Guest Author | Oct 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Written by Elizabeth Kozlov In June 2018, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome and Dravet Syndrome—two rare and severe forms of epilepsy.  Following that decision, on September 27, 2018, the United States...

Washington State in a Sticky Edible Limbo

Posted by Guest Author | Oct 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Written by Taylor Ulrich, J.D.  Producers of edible marijuana products in Washington State have found themselves in a sticky edible limbo. Should their California counterparts be on edge? Let's take a look. What happened in Washington? Earlier this month, Washington's Liquor And Cannabis Boa...

Proposition 64: Relief Is Easier

Posted by Jessica McElfresh, Esq. | Oct 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

As most know, Proposition 64 offered conviction relief for many cannabis offenses.  Proposition 64 reduced or eliminated criminal penalties for cannabis cultivation, sales, possession with intent to sell, possession, and transportation.  And, this change in law was retroactive, meaning people wit...

Higher Than Ever Before

Posted by Guest Author | Sep 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Written by Taylor Ulrich, J.D. Los Angeles International Airport recently published the current position of the Los Angeles Airport Police Department by updating its public cannabis policy on its website stating that the department “will allow passengers to travel through LAX with up to 28.5 g...

Crackdowns in California: Scare Tactic or Simply Scary?

Posted by An-Chi Tsou | Sep 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) is cracking down heavily on illegal businesses, or so it wants you to think. As California entered its ninth month of operating in the regulated cannabis market, the BCC widely announced two enforcement actions on unlicensed businesses in the state, one agai...

California to Eliminate Cash Bail System

Posted by Guest Author | Sep 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

On August 28, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a piece of trailblazing legislation that is set to revamp California's cash bail system. Senate Bill No. 10, also known as the California Money Bail Reform Act, is set to go into effect on October 1, 2019. The new law passed in the Stat...

Phase 2: Only a few days left!

Posted by Guest Author | Aug 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Written by Elizabeth Kozlov On August 1, 2018, the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (“DCR”) began accepting applications for Phase 2 priority processing for select cannabis businesses that were involved in non-retail cannabis activity prior to 2016. This is the second application wi...

CBD – Is Corporate America Playing with Fire

Posted by Guest Author | Aug 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Written by: Taylor Urlich For many years, California has been the “cool kid” when it comes to cannabis regulation. In fact, California pioneered the legalization of cannabis for medical use in 1996. But until this year the state's cannabis industry has been largely unregulated. At the start of t...

Two Sides of the Same (BIT)coin

Posted by Guest Author | Jul 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

A few months ago, Daniel Boyd McMonegal of West Coast Organix was charged with money laundering after selling marijuana in illegal online markets. West Coast Organix was a cannabis business in San Luis Obispo County awarded a local land use permit for their business. At the time, the nonprofit ...

Transitioned: Life in the Fully Regulated Market

Posted by An-Chi Tsou | Jul 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

It's been a few weeks since we hit the ominous July 1 date that marked the end of California's transition period to the regulated market. Cannabis businesses are now required to have all products pass certain testing standards before putting them on retail shelves. In addition, products must meet...

CBD is the New Avocado Toast

Posted by Alexa Steinberg, Esq. | Jun 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

As the demand for Cannabidiol (CBD) continues to skyrocket, CBD products now line the shelves of Whole Foods and can be added to beverages at your local coffee shop and juice bar. While it seems the CBD craze is everywhere, the legality of CBD is a whole other story. Due to different laws in diff...

Is it in the Cards? Trump-ing the Federal Ban on Marijuana

Posted by Guest Author | Jun 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Written by Elizabeth  In late May, 2018, a bipartisan coalition, including Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado and Democratic U.S Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, introduced SIL18725 or “The STATES Act,” a proposal to amend the Controlled Substances Act to end the federal ban on...

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