SUNSET CLAUSES AND CALIFORNIA CANNABIS

SUNSET CLAUSES AND CALIFORNIA CANNABIS

Twilight is approaching in the state of commercial cannabis in California. Pursuant to the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), Business and Professions Code Section 26050.1, each of the state licensing authorities regulating commercial cannabis are subject to a Sunset Clause that prohibits the issuance or extension of temporary state licenses starting January 1, 2019. What does this…

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CBD CONFUSION

CBD CONFUSION

Cannabidiol (CBD for short) is a naturally-occurring element of the cannabis plant that has recently exploded in popularity and availability.  Like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is believed to have therapeutic and medical benefits, but unlike THC, CBD has no intoxicating effects.  Across the country, people can now find CBD products everywhere.  But are they safe and legal? Many products advertised as CBD are imported from other countries…

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FROM THE PASADENA APPLICATION WORKSHOP

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FROM THE PASADENA APPLICATION WORKSHOP

On Tuesday night, the city of Pasadena hosted a presentation on cannabis licensing with a planning consultant. Here is what we learned from the meeting. Regulations for cannabis businesses were voted in on June 5th by Pasadena voters. As a pragmatic and conservative city, Pasadena’s licensing focuses on exercise of local control – with the aim of protecting its residents from secondary effects…

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CANNABIS AND THE 2018 MIDTERM ELECTIONS

CANNABIS AND THE 2018 MIDTERM ELECTIONS

The 2018 Midterm Elections are perhaps the most important in recent memory. They are the first, best, and last hope the Democrats have to set a blue wave through Congress and provide some much-needed resistance to the actions of the Trump administration. However, the excitement has overshadowed the conversation on cannabis. On November 6th, Michigan and North Dakota will vote on…

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WHERE ARE CANNABIS LOUNGES ALLOWED?

WHERE ARE CANNABIS LOUNGES ALLOWED?

As recreational cannabis becomes legal in California, the marijuana industry is expanding into a number of different spaces that previously were impossible to operate in legally. One of the most exciting of these new opportunities is the cannabis lounge. Made famous by Amsterdam’s marijuana cafés, lounges are cannabis retail businesses that also allow for the on-site consumption of cannabis – an…

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