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Brown on Green: Governor Decides Fate of Cannabis Bills

Posted by An-Chi Tsou | Oct 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Its been over a month now since the Legislature was last in session. State elected officials are back in their districts working with their constituents on local projects and legislation for 2018, and the governor has been busy reviewing the hundreds of bills that hit his desk in September. With...

7 Things to Consider if your Cannabis Business is Between a Rock and a Hard Place with Los Angeles’ Newest Draft Regulations

Posted by Michelle Mabugat, Esq. | Oct 03, 2017 | 3 Comments

Last week, Los Angeles lawmakers tentatively approved the City Councils latest 42-page revised draft of proposed cannabis regulations under Proposition M. While a bulk of the draft rules were pretty unsurprising, the city did make several huge and unexpected changes – some good and some bad. Thi...

California Regulations: What’s the Emergency?

Posted by An-Chi Tsou | Aug 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

A hefty chunk of the cannabis industrys 2017 has been all about regulations—the local and state rules that detail how to implement Californias new cannabis laws. With a January 1, 2018 deadline for issuing licenses, officials have been working as quickly as governmentally possible to finish the...

San Digo - Nine City Update

Posted by Jessica McElfresh, Esq. | Aug 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

The San Diego City Council will discuss two proposals to regulate cultivation, manufacturing, distribution, and testing of cannabis on September 11, 2017. One proposal regulates testing only, while the other includes cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution. Though the City has not released t...

City of Los Angeles Proposed Regulations

Posted by Alexa Steinberg, Esq. | Aug 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thank you for all of your input and commentary.   Today marks the closing of the 60 day comment period that was triggered on June 8, 2016, with the release of Los Angeles proposed cannabis regulations, Council File No. 14-0366-S5.   On behalf of our clients, colleagues and the industry as a ...

California’s Cannabis Laws: The Next Hurdle

Posted by An-Chi Tsou | Jul 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

With the trailer bill language (SB 94) now officially California law, policymakers are now focusing on the plethora of bills that they introduced at the beginning of this year intended to tighten to clarify the states rules on cannabis regulation. Over 20 bills remain in the 2017 legislative cyc...

How Auditors “Prove” You Didn’t Pay Your Taxes.

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

Written by Abraham Finberg, CPA  Innocent until proven guilty… NOT. When it comes to paying taxes, auditors have an advantage: you have to prove you filed your taxes correctly; once you do, its their job to show your proof is wrong. You gave them your point of sale records, bank statements (i...

San Diego Cannabis Businesses Begin to Bloom

Posted by Jessica McElfresh, Esq. | Jul 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Though nothing is firm or changed yet, several cities in San Diego County, specifically Encinitas, Vista, and Oceanside, are discussing possible new regulations for uses including dispensing, cultivation, manufacturing, and distribution. To many, this may seem to be a rational choice, or simply a...

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...

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