California

Hold Your Horses: Los Angeles EMMDs Will Soon be Prevented from Relocating

Certain L.A. dispensaries may soon be stuck in place. Los Angeles’s existing medical marijuana dispensaries (“EMMDs”) under Measure M will soon be precluded from relocating from their current operations unless and until they receive their local annual licenses from the City of Los Angeles. Movement post-initial application to L.A. has been a common practice for …

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Get Ready Now for the California Cannabis Licensing Logjam

A California cannabis licensing backlog is imminent. A backlog of cannabis license applications has no doubt happened in almost all of the other states that have medical and adult use licensing. You wouldn’t normally think this is such a big or concerning development, but in cannabis licensing delays can mean angry investors, a complete 180 …

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The Perplexing State of Industrial Hemp and Hemp-Derived CBD Sales in California

Hemp and Hemp-CBD in California is wild right now. As readers of this blog know, California is on its way to developing robust laws governing the sale (and all other aspects) of cannabis and cannabis products. So, it’s somewhat surprising that California’s laws concerning the sale of industrial hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol (“hemp-CBD”), to the …

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California Cannabis Cultivation: DFA’s Proposed Permanent Rules

On Friday, the three California agencies charged with issuing and enforcing rules for cannabis business licensees issued a stack of proposed changes to the final rules it had previously proposed in July. Many of the most dramatic changes came from the BCC and will likely motivate more than a few comments during the rulemaking process …

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California’s Proposed Modified Cannabis Regulations Could Prohibit Intellectual Property Licensing (!)

Get your comments in by Nov. 5 and help us fix this. On Friday, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control, California Department of Public Health, and California Department of Food and Agriculture issued 15-day notices of modification to the texts of their respective proposed regulations. The California Cannabis Portal has published links to each notice …

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Breaking News: California Cannabis Agencies Modify Proposed Regulations

Here we go again! This morning, the California Bureau of Cannabis Control, California Department of Public Health, and California Department of Food and Agriculture issued 15-day notices of modification to the texts of their respective proposed regulations. The California Cannabis Portal has published links to each notice and the modified texts of the proposed regulations. …

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California Cannabis: Does Your Business Have a Website? If So, You Probably Need a Privacy Policy.

No longer optional for your canna business website. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ve probably read about the host of sweeping new laws in California, like its new Internet of Things law, cannabis privacy law, or net neutrality law, to name just a few. California has long been …

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California Cannabis Bill Round-Up: What Matters Most

It’s not a normal day in California if there aren’t around 50 cannabis bills floating around Assembly halls. And this legislative session did not disappoint in getting certain much-needed cannabis legislation passed (though some important legislation also bit the dust). All in all, there is a lot of legislation and it can be difficult to …

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