May 1, 2019 – On April 30, 2019 the California Department of Food & Agriculture announced that applications to lawfully cultivate hemp pursuant to the state’s industrial hemp law are now available. This follows the Office of Administrative Law (OAL)’s recent adoption of the regulation dealing with industrial hemp registration fees. Cultivators of hemp must…
Both inexperienced and savvy investors are becoming more comfortable with the idea of investing in the cannabis industry in the U.S. and Canada. In fact, the potential significant return on investment (ROI) has the opportunity dubbed “the green rush.” Investors may be able to seek a strong ROI in the cannabis industry; however, you should…
NBC 7 San Diego: April 5, 2019 – More than two dozen local governments are suing the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) over the current recreational marijuana law. The cities in counties involved in the suit want to stop marijuana deliveries from coming into their communities. Under the current recreational and medical marijuana law,…
Since California has legalized medical and recreational marijuana use, the state has had to build a new industry, including comprehensive regulations and licensing procedures. As licenses are issued for marijuana businesses, there is an expanding gap between lawful and illegal cannabis operations. Farms, processing facilities, and stores that lack the proper license or fail to…
By Associate Attorney Lauren Mendelsohn April 8, 2019 Last week, the Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Scott Gottlieb, M.D., issued a press release regarding the FDA’s current standpoint with regards to cannabinoids including CBD. In the press release, the FDA states that interest in products containing cannabis derivatives such as…
The cannabis industry is one of the fastest growing job and manufacturing fields in the country. Believe it or not, it is projected to create over 1 million jobs by 2025. Keep reading to learn about the best jobs in the cannabis industry. You will find that this field of work offers jobs for a…
As the cannabis industry in California continues to grow, it has faced some regulatory challenges as the state tries to ensure that the products are safe. After much discussion and drafting, California finally released its permanent cannabis regulations in January of this year. While these rules are a major step in creating long-term stability for…
The County of Riverside, California, first initiated the development of cannabis regulations in March 2018 – see Riverside County Takes Next Step Toward Legalization of Cannabis Businesses.  On October 23, 2018, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved comprehensive commercial regulations permitting cannabis businesses largely consistent with the original recommendations from March 2018 – see…
The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has officially approved the new final California cannabis regulations for cannabis businesses.  The California cannabis industry has been operating under emergency regulations adopted by the three state cannabis licensing authorities – the California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), the Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), and the Department of…
The California Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), the Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), and the Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently announced the much-anticipated permanent California cannabis regulations under the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA). The California Office of Administrative Law (OAL), which ensures that the regulations are clear, necessary,…