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Marijuana M & A

Since passage of the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MCRSA“) and Proposition 64, one of the top questions our California marijuana lawyers have been getting from existing medical marijuana operators is “how can I sell my medical marijuana collective?” Of course, many collectives are not hard-pressed to find willing buyers. In the City of Los […]

Did TRIDENT and Yolo DA Violate Law in Marijuana Raid?

Medical cannabis can be grown by nonprofit collectives, where the patient members sign up. However, these registry lists are governed by HIPAA – which has strict guidelines for the release of patient information, including to law enforcement. Law enforcement raided a legal collective, seized patient lists and started contacting patients.

Medical Marijuana Companies are Rushing to File Patents

The growing legalization of medical marijuana across the United States has led to a boom in various companies that support all aspects of the industry. Technological advances in the medical marijuana range from proprietary hybrid strains of cannabis, to clean and efficient growing systems, software-based analytics and monitoring, and packaging and distribution infrastructure. Vice News reported […]

Yolo County Cannabis Raid

Two cannabis cultivators sought and received every California license and permit to grow. Then came the raid that shows how arbitrary the law can be.

Placer Officers Raid Legal Yolo Cannabis Grow

When Winters farmer Ravi Tumber got a green light from Yolo County Agriculture Commissioner John Young personally to grow medical cannabis rather than tomatoes in the hydroponic structures on his property just off Highway 128 in the hills just west of town, he thought he was good to go. He was told by county staff […]

Pushing Back Against Local Power

As many in the industry know all too well, Colorado law gives cities and counties broad power to regulate cannabis businesses, including the right to ban them altogether. As a result, different locations have different licensing procedures and different requirements. Local regulators seem to wield almost total control over whether to issue or renew licenses. […]

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