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LATEST CANNABIS LEGAL NEWS

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NEW YORK STATE RELEASES REPORT ON RECREATIONAL CANNABIS
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NEW YORK STATE RELEASES REPORT ON RECREATIONAL CANNABIS

With a recent study, the state of New York signaled receptiveness to the possibility of legalizing cannabis for recreational use. Specifically, the report, commissioned by Governor Cuomo, recommends that adults be allowed to legally consume marijuana. While the study has yet to be finalized by the New York State Department of Health, its announcement indicates that New York is planning to…

UPDATE ON DIVERSION FOR MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
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UPDATE ON DIVERSION FOR MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT

Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1810 this past week and it is immediately effective. SB 1810 is incorporated through Penal Code section 1001.36, which creates a discretionary pre-trial diversion procedure for any defendant that suffers from most mental disorders listed in the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual.  PC 1001.36 diversion is available where the mental disorder can be treated, and it played…

DON’T BE INTIMIDATED BY LA’S SOCIAL EQUITY PROGRAM – ALL ARE WELCOME TO APPLY
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DON’T BE INTIMIDATED BY LA’S SOCIAL EQUITY PROGRAM – ALL ARE WELCOME TO APPLY

Through the Social Equity Program, Drug War Victims Will Help Build LA’s Green Economy   Phase Two Opens Soon Phase 2 of LA’s cannabis licensing program opens on August 1, for a period of 30 business days.  (Phase 1, for pre-ICO dispensaries, has already closed.)  During the Phase 2 time window, eligible people who were involved with cultivating, distributing, and/or manufacturing…

THROUGH THE SOCIAL EQUITY PROGRAM, DRUG WAR VICTIMS WILL HELP BUILD LA’S GREEN ECONOMY
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THROUGH THE SOCIAL EQUITY PROGRAM, DRUG WAR VICTIMS WILL HELP BUILD LA’S GREEN ECONOMY

Phase Two of Cannabis Licensing Opens Soon Phase 2 of LA’s cannabis licensing program opens on August 1, for a period of 30 business days.  (Phase 1, for pre-ICO dispensaries, has already closed.)  During the Phase 2 time window, eligible people who were involved with cultivating, distributing, and/or manufacturing medical cannabis in the City of Los Angeles before 2016 can apply…

LA PHASE II – JULY 2ND UPDATE
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LA PHASE II – JULY 2ND UPDATE

As of July 2nd, here is the latest news on Phase 2 of cannabis licensing for the City of LA: Phase 2 will open August 1st and will be open for 30 business days. This phase is for existing cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, and distributors who were operating in the City of LA before 2016 and were suppliers to an EMMD…

UPCOMING EVENTS AND APPEARANCES

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NEW YORK STATE RELEASES REPORT ON RECREATIONAL CANNABIS
01
NEW YORK STATE RELEASES REPORT ON RECREATIONAL CANNABIS

With a recent study, the state of New York signaled receptiveness to the possibility of legalizing cannabis for recreational use. Specifically, the report, commissioned by Governor Cuomo, recommends that adults be allowed to legally consume marijuana. While the study has yet to be finalized by the New York State Department of Health, its announcement indicates that New York is planning to…

UPDATE ON DIVERSION FOR MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
02
UPDATE ON DIVERSION FOR MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT

Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1810 this past week and it is immediately effective. SB 1810 is incorporated through Penal Code section 1001.36, which creates a discretionary pre-trial diversion procedure for any defendant that suffers from most mental disorders listed in the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual.  PC 1001.36 diversion is available where the mental disorder can be treated, and it played…

DON’T BE INTIMIDATED BY LA’S SOCIAL EQUITY PROGRAM – ALL ARE WELCOME TO APPLY
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DON’T BE INTIMIDATED BY LA’S SOCIAL EQUITY PROGRAM – ALL ARE WELCOME TO APPLY

Through the Social Equity Program, Drug War Victims Will Help Build LA’s Green Economy   Phase Two Opens Soon Phase 2 of LA’s cannabis licensing program opens on August 1, for a period of 30 business days.  (Phase 1, for pre-ICO dispensaries, has already closed.)  During the Phase 2 time window, eligible people who were involved with cultivating, distributing, and/or manufacturing…

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