Meital Manzuri is a dedicated Los Angeles criminal defense attorney with years of defense experience. Manzuri Law specializes in search and seizure issues, and offers legal services for medical marijuana law, DUI defense, white collar crimes, and violent crimes.

The Federal War on Drugs is Back – Or is it?

Posted by Michelle Mabugat, Esq. | Jun 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Be careful – the federal stakes just got higher for everyone in the cannabis industry thanks to our country's renewed so-called “war on drugs.”  Under a new policy announced last month by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, cannabis business owners facing federal drug charges can now expect to recei...

Rohrabacher-Farr Budget Returns for 2017

Posted by Jessica McElfresh, Esq. | May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

When President Trump signed a bill to keep the federal budget funded through September 2017, that budget included extending the Hinchey-Rohrabacher Budget Amendment, also known as the Rohrabacher-Farr Budget Amendment. This rider has restricted the Department of Justice from spending money alloca...

California Cannabis Regulations Require Certified Scales

Posted by Guest Author | Apr 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Written by Steven K. Lubell, Esq. California medical and adult-use cannabis regulations will require the use by Licensees of a Measuring Device Scale certified in accordance with regulations set by the California Department of Food and Agriculture - Division of Measurement Standards which prov...

Snitches Lose Their Payday Under AB 359

Posted by Guest Author | Apr 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Written by Liv Donnadieu Cable television, sofas, personal kitchen, gaming consoles - sounds like a nice hotel room OR the royal in-custody treatment of jailhouse snitches. The unveiling of a rotten network of jailhouse snitches within Southern California has recently led to the adoption of St...

What Pesticides Can I Use To Cultivate Pot?

Posted by Michelle Mabugat, Esq. | Mar 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Discrepancies between state and federal cannabis laws have left California growers wondering what pesticides, if any, they can use on their crops. Until we get more guidance from the state, there are only a select few pesticides that California growers can choose from. Like any other crop, canna...

California, Cannabis, and Cash

Posted by Alexa Steinberg, Esq. | Mar 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

California's legalization has opened the floodgates of cannabis cash with nowhere for it to go. In the cannabis industry, where federal law makes banking almost impossible for cannabis businesses its interesting to note that in states where recreational markets thrive, i.e. Colorado, there is gre...

The Skinny on Sactown

Posted by An-Chi Tsou | Feb 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

February has been a bustling time for cannabis in Sacramento. This month was packed with hearings – oversight, informational, and budgetary – on cannabis. Some of the highlights? Colorado's Governor Hickenlooper provided testimony at a cannabis tax collection hearing about his state's tax structu...

San Diego Update

Posted by Jessica McElfresh, Esq. | Feb 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Late January and February have brought a bevy of changes to local cannabis regulations in San Diego, as well as hope for new opportunities.  The City of La Mesa began accepting applications for dispensaries, indoor cultivation of up to 5,000 square feet of canopy, and non-volatile manufacturing o...

Skinny on Sactown

Posted by An-Chi Tsou | Jan 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

2017 is promising to be another exciting year in Sacramento, particularly as it relates to the cannabis industry. Regulations need to be drafted for medical and recreational cannabis, and reconciliation should be done between Proposition 64 and the MCRSA...

L.A. City Council Adds Prop M to Amend Prop D

Posted by Meital Manzuri, Esq. | Dec 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Things may finally be looking up for the cannabis industry in Los Angeles.  For years, the city's cannabis industry has been tangled up in the regulatory mess known as Proposition D – Now with the passage of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MCRSA) and Proposition 64, Los Angeles's pot laws cannot be tolerated much longer.

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