Category: Legal News

To Promote Equity, Oakland Launches New Cannabis Permits


by Scott Morris

Oakland launched a new medical cannabis permit application today, the first step in a plan to make the industry more inclusive after a city analysis found cannabis laws continued to be disproportionately enforced against minority, and particularly black, residents.

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Dr. Oz Looks at Medical Marijuana as a Potential Cure for Opioid Addiction

Opioid painkiller addiction is the fastest growing drug addiction in the United States today, and it was recently featured on the popular Dr. Oz TV show. Dr. Oz pointed out the astonishing statistics that 48 million Americans, one out of every 5, have reported that they have abused prescription drugs. 12 states have more opioid pain pill prescriptions than people. In states where marijuana is legal, however, opioid prescriptions are declining.

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Allison presenting at CLE about the new cannabis regulations in California. Aptly held on 4/20 @ the Sofitel. Free & open to the public.

Allison is presenting at a CLE to other lawyers on 4/20 about the new cannabis regulations in California. Hosted by the Westside Bar Association. Free & open to the public.

Learn all the latest on California cannabis law. Complimentary event open to the public + 2 MCLE credits!


The presentation will include perspectives from all corners of California marijuana law, including:

(1) The financial complexities of marijuana law.
(2) The Los Angeles District Attorney’s stance on marijuana.
(3) Administrative aspects of operating a dispensary.
(4) Tests for intoxication and their evidentiary impact.

– Jonathan Garza Esq., LA City Attorney’s Office Prosecutor
– Sahar Ayinehsazian Esq., PayQuick
– Allison Margolin Esq., Margolin & Lawrence
– Alexa Steinberg Esq., Manzuri Law

This event is open to the public. However, it is a professional event and we expect all in attendance to act accordingly. As such, intoxicants are strictly forbidden during the seminar.

A reception will be held afterward for our members to mix and mingle. The event is worth 2 MCLE credits for all attorneys who participate in the full seminar.

Please RSVP by either (a) joining the Westside Bar Association Facebook Page or (b) joining the Westside Bar Association mailing list via

 — with  Allison Margolin, Jonathan Garza, Alexa Steinberg, and Sahar Ayinehsazian.