[UPDATE] WHERE CAN I GET A DISTRIBUTION LICENSE IN CA?

[UPDATE] WHERE CAN I GET A DISTRIBUTION LICENSE IN CA?

Back in September, we published a blog post titled “Where Can I Get a Distribution License in California.”Now that the ordinances for the majority of jurisdictions in California have been reviewed and somewhat solidified, Margolin and Lawrence presents an updated list on the viable locations for distribution licenses in California.   The cannabis distribution license allows the transportation of cannabis product…

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MASSACHUSETTS CANNABIS UPDATE: STATE IMPOSES STRICT ENERGY LIMITS ON MARIJUANA CULTIVATORS

MASSACHUSETTS CANNABIS UPDATE: STATE IMPOSES STRICT ENERGY LIMITS ON MARIJUANA CULTIVATORS

Compared to the farming of most other crops, commercial cannabis cultivation’s impact on the environment is minimal – except when it comes to power use. A large proportion of cannabis cultivation takes place on indoor grow sites, using man-made lighting arrays as a substitute for daylight. These setups and their accessories, including the fans and HVAC systems that prevent the plants…

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DO FREE SAMPLES GET TAXED?

DO FREE SAMPLES GET TAXED?

Since the pot-prohibition era has ended, there has been much ambiguity around the transition from an illegal market to one that is becoming strongly regulated. The cannabis tax rates for California were definitely met with much opposition, with both merchants and customers appalled by the exorbitant tariffs on California’s favorite vice (read more here).  With the growth of the legal…

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NEWS: NINTH CIRCUIT HEARS MEDICAL CANNABIS CASE

NEWS: NINTH CIRCUIT HEARS MEDICAL CANNABIS CASE

Just last week, on March 29th, a three-judge panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held a special setting at the University of Idaho College of Law. Judges Richard Tallman, N. Randy Smith, and Morgan Christen considered the case of Michael Assenberg v. Whitman County (Case No. 15-35757). Assenberg was appealing the district court’s summary judgment in an action against Whitman…

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CANNABIS COMPLIANCE: OPERATING LEGALLY IN CALIFORNIA IN 2018

CANNABIS COMPLIANCE: OPERATING LEGALLY IN CALIFORNIA IN 2018

California’s transition into a regulated market has many operators wondering what the universe of compliance looks like and where they fit into the process. In order to operate legally in California after January 1, 2018, you need both a local authorization and a state license. Temporary licenses from the state of California are sufficient to continue operating, though you will…

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MASSACHUSETTS OPENS RECREATIONAL CANNABIS LICENSING

MASSACHUSETTS OPENS RECREATIONAL CANNABIS LICENSING

On April 2nd, the Massachusetts Cannabis Commission opened its licensing application process for cannabis businesses, marking Massachusetts’ official entry into the legal cannabis industry. Despite the relatively strict criteria that applicants must meet in order to qualify for the first round of licensing, the Boston Globe reports that almost 200 prospective cannabis operators have started their applications within the first day of the system’s…

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CULVER CITY STATUS UPDATE

CULVER CITY STATUS UPDATE

Only a week is left until Culver City starts accepting applications for cannabis business permits – except storefront retail, which is scheduled to open by May. With delays in the City of LA’s application process, the City’s original slogan,”All Roads Lead to Culver City” is beginning to ring true for many cannabis businesses. Cannabis permit applications can be submitted starting…

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CURRENT STATUS OF SAN FRANCISCO CITY CANNABIS LICENSING

CURRENT STATUS OF SAN FRANCISCO CITY CANNABIS LICENSING

The City of San Francisco began its process of licensing retailers to sell adult-use cannabis on January 6, 2018. Any MCD (Medical Cannabis Dispensary) businesses that conducted delivery, cultivation, manufacturing, testing, or any other cannabis activity were required to register the activity with the Office of Cannabis between September 26, 2017 and November 30, 2017. Those that registered were then…

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