NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, AND ILLINOIS: 3 NARRATIVES OF RECREATIONAL WEED LEGALIZATION

NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, AND ILLINOIS: 3 NARRATIVES OF RECREATIONAL WEED LEGALIZATION

New York’s failed attempt at legalization: New York, expected to be the 12th state to legalize recreational marijuana activity, has fallen short of these expectations after failing to gain enough legislative support during a weekend-long session of negotiation. Last minute lobbying efforts were not enough to sway the majority of Democratic members of the Senate. Instead, a backup bill has…

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CALIFORNIA COUNTIES & CITIES APPLICATION STATUS

CALIFORNIA COUNTIES & CITIES APPLICATION STATUS

As the cannabis industry continues to expand, you may be wondering where exactly in California it is legal to operate a cannabis based business. And even more importantly, “which counties and cities are still open for applications for these businesses?” We compiled a list below for you to save time.   Alameda Non-Storefront Delivery Oakland Application period: Closed for dispensaries, open…

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SOCIAL EQUITY LEAVE MANY ANGELENOS DAZED AND CONFUSED

SOCIAL EQUITY LEAVE MANY ANGELENOS DAZED AND CONFUSED

Undue Concentration and Social Equity Leave Many Angelenos Dazed and Confused Los Angeles should take steps to promote fairness and reduce the perception of corruption. The City of LA is moving along with “Phase 3” of its commercial cannabis licensing, the first opportunity for new cannabis businesses to obtain licenses.  Verifications from the Department of Cannabis Licensing for Social Equity…

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UPDATE ON DELIVERY APPLICATIONS IN LA COUNTY, VENTURA COUNTY, SAN DIEGO COUNTY AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

UPDATE ON DELIVERY APPLICATIONS IN LA COUNTY, VENTURA COUNTY, SAN DIEGO COUNTY AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Wondering about which counties have open an application process for a commercial cannabis delivery license? Look no further.   Margolin and Lawrence created a guide on the California counties that are still accepting applications, and for cities within these counties that are closed for applications. The Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) is required by the Los Angeles Municipal Code to…

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LOS ANGELES UPDATE: SOCIAL EQUITY DEADLINE (REMINDER)

LOS ANGELES UPDATE: SOCIAL EQUITY DEADLINE (REMINDER)

Individuals interested in Phase 3 Retail and Delivery licensing must submit SEP eligibility verification documents for review by DCR Staff.     Why must I complete the SEP Applicant Eligibility Verification Process? In order to be eligible to apply in Round 1, Round 2 and the Delivery Pilot in Phase 3, potential social equity applicant must complete this.   When must I do this by?…

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NEW JERSEY’S MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM UPDATED

NEW JERSEY’S MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM UPDATED

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently signed a bill renewing New Jersey’s medical marijuana program. Murphy signed the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act into law. What is the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act? The Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act “increases the amount of marijuana patients can purchase each month from two ounces to three…

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WHAT’S THE 411 ON 420 AND “UNDUE CONCENTRATION?”

WHAT’S THE 411 ON 420 AND “UNDUE CONCENTRATION?”

Recently, rumors and misinformation have circulated surrounding LA’s “undue concentration” rules for commercial cannabis licensing. The undue concentration rules have not been eliminated, as some have falsely claimed. LA has recently changed details about the policy, in a way that will allow more retail dispensary licenses to be issued sooner. Some have feared, however, that the latest changes may introduce…

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UNDUE CONCENTRATION

UNDUE CONCENTRATION

On June 18, 2019, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a motion that will allow applicants located in areas of “undue concentration” to apply for storefront retail dispensary licenses in the upcoming application round of 100 licenses beginning September 3.  The City Council directed the Los Angeles City Attorney to prepare an amended ordinance reflecting these changes by June 27, 2019. …

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