On March 8, 2019, the Los Angeles City Council met and adopted the recent recommendations from the Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee (“Committee”) regarding updates to the Department of Cannabis Regulation’s (“DCR”) licensing process. By adopting the recommendations, City Council requested that the City Attorney, with the help of the DCR, prepare and present…
In a statement to The Texas Tribune, Patrick’s spokesperson Alejandro Garcia said the lieutenant governor is “strongly opposed to weakening any laws against marijuana [and] remains wary of the various medicinal use proposals that could become a vehicle for expanding access to this drug.” Sign this petition to ask Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to reconsider his position…
Amid concerns about minority businesses being left out and general frustration with the pace at which Michigan is moving on both the medical and recreational marijuana fronts, a group of organizations with marijuana business interests is preparing legislation they hope will make significant changes in how the market will operate. Their sweeping proposal —  which will face a…
There are a record-setting 63 marijuana related bills up for consideration, including 17 proposals on medical marijuana! In the Texas House, several bills have already been referred to the Public Health Committee for consideration. This is the first group of legislators tasked with approving or denying broader access to medical marijuana for patients with debilitating…
March 11, 2019 – The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has approved adding Cerebral Palsy to the list of debilitating medical conditions set forth in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008. Cerebral Palsy was approved by LARA after the Medical Marihuana Review Panel members unanimously recommended approval. LARA also denied the condition of Chronic…
It is essential for cannabis cultivators to be aware that their right to cultivate cannabis is NOT solely determined by their compliance with local regulations and submittal of a complete application to CalCannabis. Within the CalCannabis Regulations is a provision – Section 8216 – that allows for CalCannabis, in connection with the California Department of…
What are Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ)? The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) added a community revitalization program to the tax code by providing incentives to taxpayers who invest capital gains in economically distressed areas. The program is designed to unlock billions of dollars in capital gains for investment in these areas, referred to…
8.8 Immunity and Protected Activities   The Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMFLA) creates a state licensing system that provides licensees, certified public accountants, and financial institutions with immunity from prosecution for MMFLA-compliant marijuana-related activities. The MMFLA licenses and regulates medical marihuana growers, processors, provisioning centers, secure transporters, and safety compliance facilities. The MMFLA “does…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, Feb. 25, 2019 LANSING – Citing weak cases and changing laws, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will this week move to dismiss all the charges against four defendants in two of the three marijuana cases pending in the office’s Criminal Division, and will offer pleas to reduced charges to most of the remaining…
Feb 28, 2019 – Charges have been dropped against a local man accused of illegally growing large quantities of marijuana. 45-year-old Anthony Portelli of Whitmore Lake, along with two other men, was charged almost four years ago with various counts of delivering and manufacturing marijuana. The case against the men has spanned years, with motions…