NEWS: NINTH CIRCUIT HEARS MEDICAL CANNABIS CASE

NEWS: NINTH CIRCUIT HEARS MEDICAL CANNABIS CASE

Just last week, on March 29th, a three-judge panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held a special setting at the University of Idaho College of Law. Judges Richard Tallman, N. Randy Smith, and Morgan Christen considered the case of Michael Assenberg v. Whitman County (Case No. 15-35757). Assenberg was appealing the district court’s summary judgment in an action against Whitman…

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CANNABIS COMPLIANCE: OPERATING LEGALLY IN CALIFORNIA IN 2018

CANNABIS COMPLIANCE: OPERATING LEGALLY IN CALIFORNIA IN 2018

California’s transition into a regulated market has many operators wondering what the universe of compliance looks like and where they fit into the process. In order to operate legally in California after January 1, 2018, you need both a local authorization and a state license. Temporary licenses from the state of California are sufficient to continue operating, though you will…

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MASSACHUSETTS OPENS RECREATIONAL CANNABIS LICENSING

MASSACHUSETTS OPENS RECREATIONAL CANNABIS LICENSING

On April 2nd, the Massachusetts Cannabis Commission opened its licensing application process for cannabis businesses, marking Massachusetts’ official entry into the legal cannabis industry. Despite the relatively strict criteria that applicants must meet in order to qualify for the first round of licensing, the Boston Globe reports that almost 200 prospective cannabis operators have started their applications within the first day of the system’s…

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CULVER CITY STATUS UPDATE

CULVER CITY STATUS UPDATE

Only a week is left until Culver City starts accepting applications for cannabis business permits – except storefront retail, which is scheduled to open by May. With delays in the City of LA’s application process, the City’s original slogan,”All Roads Lead to Culver City” is beginning to ring true for many cannabis businesses. Cannabis permit applications can be submitted starting…

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