Cannabis Law Perspectives

Legal insights into california's cannabis industry

California Cannabis Appellations Program Proposed Regulations
Intellectual Property
Alexandra Burk

California Cannabis Appellations: The CDFA’s Proposed Regulations are Finally Here

It’s no secret that California’s temperate climate makes our state ideal for growing high quality agricultural produce. This also holds true for the cannabis industry, where cultivators in regions such as Humboldt and Mendocino county have reputations for the unique terpenes and flavonoids of the cannabis grown in these regions. In our previous post, we covered what the “appellation of

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Cannabis businesses will be required to display their unique QR Code certificate under the Bureau of Cannabis Control's newly proposed emergency regulations.
New and Pending Legislation
Alexandra Burk

Bureau’s Proposed Emergency Cannabis Regulations Make QR Code Certificates Mandatory

In response to the recent cases of Vaping-Associated Pulmonary Injury in California (a.k.a “Vapegate”), the Bureau of Cannabis Control (Bureau) has proposed emergency cannabis regulations in an effort to help consumers identify fraudulent cannabis retailers selling unregulated and potentially dangerous cannabis products. Under these regulations proposed on January 23, 2020, all cannabis retail businesses will be required to post their

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California Wildfires: Maintaining Compliant Cannabis Operations During Natural Disasters
Regulatory Compliance
Alexandra Burk

Maintaining Compliant Cannabis Operations During Natural Disasters

Wildfire Season in California With lives lost, property destroyed, and over half a million people facing power cuts, calling California wildfires disruptive would be an understatement. As of October 13, CAL FIRE  reported 4,878 fires and over 46,996 acres burned for 2019. At least two people have been confirmed dead in wildfires in Southern California, officials say. Multiple fires are

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24 Hour Notification Requirements for Bureau of Cannabis Control Licensees
Regulatory Compliance
Alexandra Burk

24 Hour Notification Requirements for Bureau of Cannabis Control Licensees

The Bureau of Cannabis Control (“BCC” or “Bureau”)–one of the three main regulatory bodies governing the commercial cannabis industry in California–is responsible for licensing retailers, distributors, testing laboratories, microbusinesses, and temporary cannabis events. The Bureau of Cannabis Control licensees must abide by various regulations, including notification requirements that require licensees to contact the Bureau in the event of a triggering

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Temporary Cannabis Event License in California
Local Ordinances
Alexandra Burk

4 Essential Considerations for Securing a Temporary Cannabis Event License in California

Events that include retail sales and on-site consumption of cannabis aren’t just fun and games; these events also present an enormous financial opportunity for our clients. However, given the lengthy and extensive application process, we have compiled a list of the top 4 things to keep in mind for ensuring success in applying for a Temporary Cannabis Event license from

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How to Obtain a Special Event Permit For Temporary Cannabis Events in Oakland
Permitting And Licensing
Alexandra Burk

How to Obtain a Special Event Permit For Temporary Cannabis Events in Oakland

City of Oakland Rolls Out Special Event Permit Application for Temporary Cannabis Events Oakland is joining the ranks of San Francisco to offer permits for temporary cannabis events within the city. This past month (August 2019), Oakland released the city’s process for permitting temporary cannabis events.  This change in local regulation in Oakland comes on the heels of Grass Lands, in which

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Bureau of Cannabis Control: Request for Premises Modification
Regulatory Compliance
Alexandra Burk

Making Physical Changes, Alterations, or Modifications to Bureau Licensed Cannabis Premises

It’s no surprise that obtaining a commercial cannabis license from the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC or Bureau) requires an extensive application process. An essential component of the cannabis license application is an accurate premises diagram of the proposed space to be licensed. Premises Diagrams for Bureau of Cannabis Control License Applications An essential component of the cannabis license application

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