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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...

How to Apply for a Cannabis Event License?

Posted by Michelle Mabugat, Esq. | May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Step 1: Apply for and obtain a state cannabis event organizer license. Cannabis Event Organizer License Application Instructions for Completing the Cannabis Event Organizer License Application Step 2: Find a compliant location for your event.  At this time, licensed cannabis events can onl...

Post-Proposition 64: DUI Has Not Changed

Posted by Jessica McElfresh, Esq. | May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Since Proposition 64 passed in November 2016, one practically cannot go a week without seeing a report on the news about concerns about people driving while impaired after using cannabis.  The evening news often shows California Highway Patrol and local police discussing some new gadget that th...

Is Your 420 Event Legal?

Posted by Michelle Mabugat, Esq. | Apr 19, 2018 | 2 Comments

In anticipation of this weeks 4/20 festivities, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (the “Bureau”) issued a warning Tuesday that businesses holding retail licenses to sell cannabis could face strict penalties if they get caught participating in an unlicensed temporary cannabis event. So, ...

Snapshot of LA: 7 New Cannabis Developments

Posted by Meital Manzuri, Esq. | Mar 20, 2018 | 1 Comment

LA will be making some big changes in the next 6 weeks. Currently up for consideration are the following amendments 1. Disclosure of Management Companies Required. On February 28th, the City Council adopted a report by the Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee recommending ...

Time for a Checkup: California Cannabis Licensing

Posted by An-Chi Tsou | Mar 14, 2018 | 1 Comment

The spring season marks fresh starts and renewed energy, making it an appropriate time to reflect on how California has done so far in its new era of cannabis regulation. As of early March, the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), CalCannabis, and the Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch had approved...

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 ...

Snapshot of LA: 7 New Cannabis Developments

Posted by Alexa Steinberg, Esq. | Jan 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

LA will be making some big changes in the next 6 weeks. Currently up for consideration are the following amendments 1. Disclosure of Management Companies Required. On February 28th, the City Council adopted a report by the Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee recommending ...

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...

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