HOW DO I FIND A COMPLIANT CANNABIS PROPERTY IN LOS ANGELES?

HOW DO I FIND A COMPLIANT CANNABIS PROPERTY IN LOS ANGELES?

As cannabis entrepreneurs and investors learn about the legal requirements to operate a compliant cannabis business, the next question many arrive at is – so how do I find a compliant property? Every city has their own zoning requirements, so within L.A. county that means that Long Beach’s requirements differ from, West Hollywood’s, which differ from City of Los Angeles’.…

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ASK A CANNABIS TRADEMARK LAWYER: HOW DO I APPLY FOR A STATE TRADEMARK?

ASK A CANNABIS TRADEMARK LAWYER: HOW DO I APPLY FOR A STATE TRADEMARK?

As of January 1st, 2018, the long wait is over: cannabis business owners can apply for California state trademarks. The application form can be obtained here: http://bpd.cdn.sos.ca.gov/ts/forms/tm-100.pdf. Because cannabis is still federally illegal and cannabis products themselves cannot be trademarked, this is a viable avenue for many California cannabis brands that will protect your business marks within the state. You can read…

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ASK AN LA CANNABIS ATTORNEY: DO I NEED A CANNABIS WATER PERMIT?

ASK AN LA CANNABIS ATTORNEY: DO I NEED A CANNABIS WATER PERMIT?

The complex cannabis regulations that have been rolled out by local and state governments across California means that as a cannabis operator you will be working with a number of different regulatory agencies. The rules for many of the cannabis activities are promulgated by different agencies – for example, the Bureau of Cannabis Control regulates retail, distribution and delivery in…

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CA CANNABIS LICENSING EXPLAINED IN 2 MINUTES – VIDEO

CA CANNABIS LICENSING EXPLAINED IN 2 MINUTES – VIDEO

As we prepare for January 1 and recreational cannabis in California, many legal questions remain for cannabis businesses. In this video, Los Angeles Cannabis Attorneys Margolin & Lawrence explain the local and state licensing process for cannabis businesses in California. If you are looking for a high level overview of what you will need to do to start a cannabis business, or get…

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ASK AN LA CANNABIS ATTORNEY: HOW MANY MICROBUSINESSES WILL LA ALLOW?

ASK AN LA CANNABIS ATTORNEY: HOW MANY MICROBUSINESSES WILL LA ALLOW?

As the January 1 deadline for legalization approaches and Los Angeles prepares to open applications for cannabis businesses, the question on cannabis entrepreneurs’ minds is: How many cannabis microbusinesses will LA allow, and where will they be? California classifies type 12 cannabis activity, or “microbusiness,” as an operation which engages in at least three different cannabis activities between cultivation, manufacturing,…

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BREAKING NEWS: LA COUNTY RELEASES PROPOSED CANNABIS REGULATIONS

BREAKING NEWS: LA COUNTY RELEASES PROPOSED CANNABIS REGULATIONS

L.A. County released long-awaited draft cannabis regulations yesterday. The Board of Supervisors, which creates laws that govern all of the unincorporated areas of the county (any area that is not part of an incorporated city) has been listening to the findings of the Cannabis Advisory Group over many months and has released the zoning requirements that will apply to commercial…

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HOW MANY BITCOINS TO APPLY FOR AN L.A. CANNABIS LICENSE?

HOW MANY BITCOINS TO APPLY FOR AN L.A. CANNABIS LICENSE?

At a meeting this week, the LA City Council adopted a draft ordinance on the subject of the fees and fines for cannabis licensing, bringing the city one step closer to opening its official cannabis licensing process. Our Los Angeles Cannabis Lawyers are often asked how much the compliance process will cost. Now that LA has published their fee schedule, many…

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One of L.A.’s First Legit Cannabis Entrepreneurs Is Latina

One of L.A.’s First Legit Cannabis Entrepreneurs Is Latina

TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017 AT 7:01 A.M. BY DENNIS ROMERO One of the first people in Los Angeles County expected to receive bona fide licenses for growing and manufacturing marijuana products is a Latina woman. That’s important because when voters legalized recreational marijuana in November, they were pitched the story of minorities excessively criminalized by black-market drug sales but often shut out…

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Margolin & Lawrence featured in VICE’s Prop. 64 coverage

Margolin & Lawrence featured in VICE’s Prop. 64 coverage

California’s Legal Pot Law Is Helping Give Felons Their Lives Back By CHRIS MCGUINNESS Jun 12 2017, 7:04am Ex-cons can appeal to have their criminal records wiped clean, but the process can be convoluted and extremely expensive. With the passage of Proposition 64 in November, Californians were finally free to enjoy recreational marijuana. For average stoners, this meant being free…

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