SAN FRANCISCO CANNABIS LICENSING & EQUITY PROGRAM

SAN FRANCISCO CANNABIS LICENSING & EQUITY PROGRAM

San Francisco’s Golden Gates have opened for those interested in running their cannabis business in the City and County of San Francisco. Although the San Francisco Office of Cannabis is currently accepting applications, not everyone is welcomed to apply just yet. Currently, the San Francisco Office of Cannabis is accepting applications only for applicants who are applying through the Equity Program…

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ADDITIONAL STATE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND PERMITS

ADDITIONAL STATE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND PERMITS

Getting a commercial cannabis license in California is complicated enough when coordinating your proposed business activities with a variety of government agencies. Depending on what activity (or activities) your business plans to conduct, every commercial cannabis license will ultimately be processed by one of three state agencies: the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), the California Department of Food and Agriculture…

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NEW CANNABIS LEGISLATION

NEW CANNABIS LEGISLATION

Allison Margolin, founder and partner of Margolin & Lawrence, spoke on Wednesday about dosing regulations at the State of Cannabis conference in Queen Mary, Long Beach. The maximum dosage is 100 mg of THC for packaged edible products, and each serving can contain no more than 10 mg. This was established in the final re-adoption of the emergency regulations (CCR,…

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CWCB LA – INVESTING IN EDIBLES – KIM GERAGHTY AND LAUREN ESTEVEZ

CWCB LA – INVESTING IN EDIBLES – KIM GERAGHTY AND LAUREN ESTEVEZ

CWCB Los Angeles 9/29/2018 Investing in Cannabis Edibles feat. Kim Geraghty, CEO of Madame Munchie and M&L Attorney Lauren Estevez. Topics covered include: emerging market trends in CA cannabis in 2018; legal and regulatory hurdles for operators like marketing & testing; how CA compares to more mature markets like the Canadian cannabis market and Colorado. Full panel video available soon…

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DEA RESCHEDULES CBD TO SCHEDULE 5

DEA RESCHEDULES CBD TO SCHEDULE 5

By Raza Lawrence and Allison Margolin On September 28, 2018, the DEA issued a rule announcing that drugs including CBD with THC content below 0.1%  will be taken off of Schedule 1 of the controlled substances schedules, and moved to Schedule 5, which allows CBD products to be sold through traditional pharmacies with a doctor’s prescription, so long as the particular product is…

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WHAT SHOULD I KNOW FOR MY CANNABIS BUSINESS?

WHAT SHOULD I KNOW FOR MY CANNABIS BUSINESS?

The logistics of running a legal cannabis operation involve many questions that may seem surprising or daunting to both current and aspiring business owners. As a California cannabis law firm, here are a few of the issues that we’ve seen cannabis businesses need answers for. If you’ve found yourself asking any of these questions about your own operation, our lawyers…

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GUEST POST: AUSTRALIA’S CONFLICTING POSITIONS ON CANNABIS

GUEST POST: AUSTRALIA’S CONFLICTING POSITIONS ON CANNABIS

Australia has a state and Federal system of government with many similarities to the way the US operates. The Australian system, just like the US system exposes differences between the views (sometimes expressed as laws) between Federal authorities and bodies acting on the States’ behalves. One such example was evident in Mid-2018. One state – South Australia – SA –…

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CALIFORNIA CANNABIS LICENSE FEE CALCULATOR

CALIFORNIA CANNABIS LICENSE FEE CALCULATOR

The state regulators have released the annual fees for cannabis licensees – manufacturing fees are determined by the CDPH, cultivation by CalCannabis, and testing, microbusiness, retail and delivery fees are set by the BCC. We have compiled all of these fees into a calculator you can use to estimate your costs for the state annual license into one place. California…

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