If you have ever spoken to Cannabis Lawyer Dana one on one, even going back to September 2017, then you know we have had our eye on the ball with respect to temporary licensing.  We have encouraged cities and counties around California to implement emergency based procedures to allow applicants waiting to be processed through…
We authored an article for Mg Magazine over the weekend that you can find here that provides analysis of some of the newly revised regulations released by the three agencies last Friday.   The common theme throughout the BCC revised regulations is increased disclosure and closing the loopholes that have allowed individuals to share in profits of licensed…
The United States is a party to the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, which states that a member state (like the U.S.A.) may contribute information regarding a banned substance, such as cannabis and its cannabinoids, to the UN Secretary General to allow the WHO to reconsider its previous position on the substance.  There are 16 substances…
It has been a while since we last wrote about unincorporated Riverside County where literally thousands of 215/420 cultivators have established operations.  The Board of Supervisors public hearing will take place on October 23, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the Board Room of the Riverside County Administrative Center located at 4080 Lemon Street, First Floor, Riverside,…
First, we would like to express our most sincere gratitude to the Minority Cannabis Business Association for including us in this very important policy summit.  While in Oakland, Cannabis Lawyer Dana had the opportunity to meet with some of the legal industry’s most successful advocates.  The goal of the summit was to brain storm and…
As local governments scramble to enact ordinances to provide for licensed commercial cannabis activities, and with the upcoming November election fast approaching, California had no choice but to address the fact that temporary licenses are only authorized through December 31, 2018.  Currently, under Business & Professions Code §26050.1, the last day for any of the…
First, the Legislative intent pretty much hits the nail on the head as to why this is so important (Business & Professions Code §26240 et seq.): During the era of cannabis prohibition in California, the burdens of arrests, convictions, and long-term collateral consequences arising from a conviction fell disproportionately on Black and Latinx people, even though…
On September 30, 2018 Gov. Brown vetoed SB 829, which would have allowed retailers to donate cannabis for free to patients who have a doctor’s recommendation.  This was disappointing, no doubt, to many who are sick and unable to afford their medicine under the newly taxed system.  However, it is important to remember that the…
This month, our lead attorney, Dana Cisneros, Esq. made her debut in Mg Magazine, writing for the Legal & Politics section.  The September 2018 edition explains the importance of thoroughly researching prospective partners as well as the company histories before making a sound investment into a cannabis business.  Dana discusses the importance of background checks…
Phase 2 applications in Los Angeles are nearing the end.  If you or your associates are able to produce proof of the following, make sure to do so soon: Social Equity Qualified a combination of two of the three cannabis conviction household income of less than $41,230.40  per year five (5) or ten (10) year…