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Coming Soon: Compassionate Care Program Implementation

Posted by An-Chi Tsou | Dec 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

As people prepare for 2020, it's important to remember that new cannabis laws will go into effect beginning January 1. A couple of notable ones are Jojo's law (SB 223, authorizes local education authorities to adopt policies that allow a student's parent or guardian to administer certain types ...

Newsom Pushes California Cannabis in Right Direction

Posted by An-Chi Tsou | Oct 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Going into the end of the legislative session, many members of the cannabis industry were optimistic about the fate of cannabis-related bills as they crossed Governor Newsom's desk. A leader of California's Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy and a strong proponent of Prop 64, Newsom has...

Can You Save On Income Tax? (And Other Taxes Too!)

Posted by Guest Author | Aug 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Abraham Finberg CPA and Simon Menkes CPA As most people in the industry already know, due to Internal Revenue Code (IRC) 280E, cannabis businesses may only reduce their income with cost of goods sold (the cost of the product) to lower gross profit and save on taxes.  Most tax planning invol...

METRC: The Transition to CCTT

Posted by Meital Manzuri, Esq. | Aug 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

As you may know, California has contracted with Metrc (Marijuana Enforcement Tracking Reporting Compliance) as the state's track-and-trace system for purposes of tracking commercial cannabis activity from "seed-to-sale". Since contracting with Metrc in 2017, the State and its operators have bee...

Elizabeth Warren and Her Stance on Cannabis

Posted by Guest Author | Jul 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

As American citizens, it is our civic duty to educate ourselves and participate in our democracy. With 20+ Democratic presidential candidates, Manzuri Law knows firsthand just how difficult choosing a candidate is. We will be updating you as the race to 2020 continues in hopes of helping cannab...

When the FDA Met CBD: What Comes Next?

Posted by Jessica McElfresh, Esq. | Jun 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

CBD, or cannabidiol, is common, especially on the West Coast.  CBD is also an ingredient in Epidiolex, the one Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved pharmaceutical containing CBD on the market in the United States.  The FDA has long maintained that CBD is legal only in an Epidiolex-type s...

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