Licensing

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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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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Cities Should Not License Cannabis Businesses (They Should Have Them, Though)

.                       City cannabis licensing in action. Recently, the City of Portland announced that it would lower cannabis business licensing fees. Most notably, retail license fees have been reduced from $4,975 to $3,500, in line with other license types. That is still too steep (especially …

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Santa Cruz County: Update for Non-Retail Commercial Cannabis Businesses

Last week, Santa Cruz County hosted two public meetings to discuss the County’s path toward regulating commercial cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and distribution within the County. The County presented a good deal of information for those interested in pursuing these non-retail commercial cannabis licenses that we’ll outline in this post. One of the most significant proposals …

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