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Understanding Cannabis: Medicine and Society

Dana Rohrabacher, R-CA, U.S. Congress. Topics include Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, Jeff Sessions, federal drug enforcement policy, states rights, descheduling cannabis. Lori Ajax, Chief, Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation Daniele Piomelli, Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of California, Irvine Senator Joe Dunn, Assistant Dean of External Relations, UC Irvine School of Law Senator Dunn talks about […]

State, County and Local Cannabis Regulations

It’s rare that during the same short period of time, every city and county across a state as large as California must draft local regulations and ordinances related to a topic that has enormous consequences for a lot of people, but one that elected officials tasked with the responsibility of setting up local regulatory frameworks know […]

West Hollywood Cannabis Ordinance Discussion

Video from the West Hollywood City Council meeting on May 1, 2017 to discuss recreational marijuana ordinances. I reached out to each of the council members present at the meeting and asked them to comment on the process of creating a cannabis ordinance and regulations for West Hollywood. I will update this article as they […]

State Releases Proposed Cannabis Regulations

MENDOCINO Co., 4/30/17 — Three different state agencies tasked with regulating commercial cannabis businesses released drafts of the proposed medical licensing requirements on Friday, kicking off a 45 day public comment period ending June 12. The California Department of Food and Agriculture, which will issue cultivation licenses, the Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation (BMCR), which […]

Local Cannabis Ordinances

California’s legal recreational marijuana is stumbling out of the gate. Local laws aren’t in place and those in charge of making them aren’t equipped to do so. Join us April 24 in West Hollywood to discuss what this means for local communities and cannabis industry professionals.

Cannabis Operations Registry Launched By County of Santa Barbara

As we explore local California cannabis ordinances best and worst practices, we turn to Santa Barbara County, which just created a registry for cultivators to come out of the shadows and onto a path towards legitimacy. I spoke to Supervisor Steve Lavagnino, and will publish some quotes from that conversation shortly. Below is the announcement from […]

Cannabis Legal Services

DISCLAIMER: You might think I was writing this to lead you to the conclusion that you should hire me as your cannabis attorney. WRONG! Read this to help find the right fit between you and your potential legal counsel. I filter who I bring into my practice and want my clients to be a good […]

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 […]

Cannabis Regulation, The Path Forward After Prop 64

California state assembly discusses Prop 64 / AUMA rollout in 2018 with officials from Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation, Department of Consumer Affairs, Justice Department, Department of Public Health, Department of Food and Agriculture, California Highway Patrol, California Cannabis Industry Association, California Growers Association, and others.

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.

My Experience with Cannabis and Anxiety Disorder

Cannabis changed my life for the better. I have suffered from anxiety for as long as I can remember and have been on prescription medication for the past five years. I’m now able to reduce my prescription pills by using CBD-rich cannabis.

Preparing for Recreational Marijuana in California

Three cannabis businesses discuss how they are preparing for recreational and licensing in 2018! Hear from a Cultivator, a Dispensary and a Product Brand to find out what they are doing to get ready, what discussions they are having internally and with partners, and how they plan on preparing for 2018. Speakers include: Dave Holmes, […]

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