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Proposition 64: A Conviction Relief Mystery

Posted by Jessica McElfresh, Esq. | Feb 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Amidst the celebrations following the passage of Proposition 64, criminal justice advocates both new and seasoned looked with pride upon one particular part: conviction relief for many cannabis offenses. Proposition 64 reduced or eliminated criminal penalties for cannabis cultivation, sales, poss...

Back At It: Legislators Push New Changes to State Law

Posted by An-Chi Tsou | Jan 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Californias legislators recently returned to Sacramento after spending about four months working with constituents in their respective districts. With elections coming up again this fall and only one year left in the legislative session, several representatives worked quickly to introduce bills ...

The Final Countdown to 2018 - Cannabis Licensing Update

Posted by An-Chi Tsou | Dec 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

California is almost ready for legalization. On December 7, the Office of Administrative Law approved the emergency regulations published by the states three cannabis licensing authorities, solidifying the legal foundation that allows California to be ready for legal adult use (and medical) sale...

Rohrabacher-Farr Extended - Again

Posted by Jessica McElfresh, Esq. | Dec 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a process that has now become normal, the federal government again extended funding for the federal budget for a few weeks, putting off fighting over a full budget. This time, they extended funding for only a few weeks, specifically to December 22, 2017. As part of extending the funding, Congr...

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...

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