HEMP AND CBD UPDATES

HEMP AND CBD UPDATES

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: UNDERSTANDING STATE HEMP REGULATIONS   Historically, hemp was not treated as a separate entity from the cannabis plant, but the new Farm Bill passed by Congress in 2018 changes this, bringing the legalization of the cannabis industry one step forward. This bill makes hemp federally legal in all 50 states, but there are still serious restrictions that…

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LOS ANGELES CANNABIS REGULATIONS COMMISSION ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PHASE 3 PROCESSING

LOS ANGELES CANNABIS REGULATIONS COMMISSION ANNOUNCES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PHASE 3 PROCESSING

The Cannabis Regulations Commission met on March 5th and presented their recommendations to the City Attorney that would establish policies for processing phase 3 applications. Phase 3 would begin with a 60-day pre-vetting process of social equity applicants to verify Tier 1 or Tier 2 qualification. Verified Tier 1 or 2 applicants will then be eligible to move forward into the first…

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MARCH REPORT: WHERE WE ARE WITH LOS ANGELES PHASE 3 LICENSING

MARCH REPORT: WHERE WE ARE WITH LOS ANGELES PHASE 3 LICENSING

February 28th, 2019 “I’m frustrated.” These two words were expressed throughout last week’s city council meeting on the current state of cannabis affairs in the city of Los Angeles. Business owners, hopeful entrepreneurs, private citizens and council members reverberated this sentiment from the city’s long delayed licensing process and yet to be fulfilled promise of a social equity program. The…

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CA CANNABIS RETAIL UPDATE

CA CANNABIS RETAIL UPDATE

Contra Costa County On February 14th, Contra Costa officially issued a Request For Proposal form for new cannabis businesses, including storefront retailers. The number of retailer licenses (with or without delivery operations) will be capped at four. The county’s deadline for letters of intent is April 4th, while full proposals will be due (by request only) on June 27th. Additionally, the county…

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