GO ASK ALLISON – FEDERAL PROTECTIONS & ASSET FORFEITURE

GO ASK ALLISON – FEDERAL PROTECTIONS & ASSET FORFEITURE

Jeff Session’s recent statements suggesting that he will continue to pursue the criminalization of marijuana sparked well-deserved controversy. Here in California, as cannabis prohibition comes to an end, state pride and support is stronger than ever — and cannabis business is booming. In this episode, Allison discusses protections under federal versus state law for California cannabis businesses. What is federally…

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ASK A CANNABIS LAWYER: WHAT DO I NEED TO DO FOR A TEMPORARY LICENSE?

ASK A CANNABIS LAWYER: WHAT DO I NEED TO DO FOR A TEMPORARY LICENSE?

  Since mid-December, California has been issuing temporary state licenses to cultivators, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, microbusinesses, testing laboratories, and event organizers operating in the commercial cannabis market. These temporary licenses became effective as of January 1, 2018, and are currently being reviewed and approved by the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)…

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CANNABIS TAXES: WHAT IS A CANNABIS RESALE CERTIFICATE?

CANNABIS TAXES: WHAT IS A CANNABIS RESALE CERTIFICATE?

As recreational “adult-use” cannabis is officially legalized across California, cannabis taxation is more important than ever for legal cannabis operators. Our Los Angeles Cannabis attorneys are often asked about the new state tax system and what is new since January 1, 2018. As of a few months ago, the BOE became the CDTFA. For California, there are three different state-level taxes on cannabis business:…

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L.A. CANNABIS LICENSING: A WAITING GAME

L.A. CANNABIS LICENSING: A WAITING GAME

It’s been over a month since the state of California began issuing licenses for commercial cannabis businesses. The epicenter of this emerging legal market is right here in Los Angeles. While the City passed their final ordinance in December, the licensing process has been off to a slow start. The agency that regulates cannabis in Los Angeles, the Department of…

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ALL ABOUT CALIFORNIA CANNABIS TAXES

ALL ABOUT CALIFORNIA CANNABIS TAXES

Many are excited about California’s new era of legalized marijuana. For the first time, state and local governments are allowing marijuana sales to all adults. There is also a new licensing system for all sectors of the industry. The new system creates many new opportunities for businesses and consumers.   But is also comes with new taxes that have caused sticker…

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ASK A CANNABIS LAWYER: WHICH LICENSE DO I NEED FOR CANNABIS EVENTS?

ASK A CANNABIS LAWYER: WHICH LICENSE DO I NEED FOR CANNABIS EVENTS?

With the rise in popularity of cannabis related events in California such as Kush Stock, Chalice, High Times’ Cannabis Cup, Hempcon, and the Secret Sesh; many event organizers and vendors are uncertain as to the new laws relating to cannabis events now that marijuana is legal in California. Our Los Angeles Cannabis attorneys are often asked about events and licensing. The Bureau of Cannabis Control…

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