HOW DO I FIND A COMPLIANT CANNABIS PROPERTY IN LOS ANGELES?

HOW DO I FIND A COMPLIANT CANNABIS PROPERTY IN LOS ANGELES?

As cannabis entrepreneurs and investors learn about the legal requirements to operate a compliant cannabis business, the next question many arrive at is – so how do I find a compliant property? Every city has their own zoning requirements, so within L.A. county that means that Long Beach’s requirements differ from, West Hollywood’s, which differ from City of Los Angeles’.…

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CULVER CITY TO BEGIN CANNABIS LICENSING

CULVER CITY TO BEGIN CANNABIS LICENSING

Last night at a packed City Council meeting, Culver City approveda new cannabis public health regulatory ordinance. The vote was unanimous, 5-0, which seemed to take some councilmembers by surprise.  The new ordinance amended Culver City’s Municipal Code Chapter 11.17 on commercial cannabis businesses, adding a new subchapter which adopted, by reference, Los Angeles County’s ordinance on the subject. In other…

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IT IS TIME TO REFORM ASSET FORFEITURE

IT IS TIME TO REFORM ASSET FORFEITURE

After Jeff Sessions’ January 4 Memo on Marijuana Enforcement, many property owners and business people are wondering if federal asset forfeiture could become a growing problem. The asset forfeiture laws allow the federal government to seize assets (e.g., bank accounts, cash, vehicles, homes, or other buildings) that the government alleges are tied to the distribution or production of controlled substances, including cannabis. They remain a problem…

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L.A. CANNABIS UPDATE: WHO CAN APPLY FOR A LICENSE RIGHT NOW?

L.A. CANNABIS UPDATE: WHO CAN APPLY FOR A LICENSE RIGHT NOW?

While Jeff Sessions made his announcement last week that he was repealing the Cole Memo, Los Angeles opened their online portal for recreational cannabis applications. The conflict of law continues, but many operators in Los Angeles just want to know – “when can I get my license!?” Currently, only cannabis retailers who qualify for Measure M Priority Processing are eligible…

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ASK A CANNABIS TRADEMARK LAWYER: HOW DO I APPLY FOR A STATE TRADEMARK?

ASK A CANNABIS TRADEMARK LAWYER: HOW DO I APPLY FOR A STATE TRADEMARK?

As of January 1st, 2018, the long wait is over: cannabis business owners can apply for California state trademarks. The application form can be obtained here: http://bpd.cdn.sos.ca.gov/ts/forms/tm-100.pdf. Because cannabis is still federally illegal and cannabis products themselves cannot be trademarked, this is a viable avenue for many California cannabis brands that will protect your business marks within the state. You can read…

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ASK AN LA CANNABIS ATTORNEY: DO I NEED A CANNABIS WATER PERMIT?

ASK AN LA CANNABIS ATTORNEY: DO I NEED A CANNABIS WATER PERMIT?

The complex cannabis regulations that have been rolled out by local and state governments across California means that as a cannabis operator you will be working with a number of different regulatory agencies. The rules for many of the cannabis activities are promulgated by different agencies – for example, the Bureau of Cannabis Control regulates retail, distribution and delivery in…

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