Legal Insights

Redondo Beach October 2022 Special Election – Measure E, Repeal Ban On Commercial Marijuana Businesses Initiative.
Local Ordinances
Blair Gue

Redondo Beach October 2022 Special Election – Measure E, Commercial Cannabis Voter Initiative

This post on Redondo Beach’s October 2022 Special Election commercial cannabis voter initiative (Measure E) was initially published on October 18, 2022. An update with the election results was posted on October 20, 2022. UPDATE (October 20, 2022): On October 19, 2022, City of Redondo Beach residents got the chance to vote in a special election on, among other things,

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Understanding the SB 1326 Cannabis Interstate Agreements Bill
New and Pending Legislation
Blair Gue

SB 1326: The Limitations and Promise of the ‘Cannabis Interstate Agreements Bill’

Senate Bill 1326, which was introduced by Senator Anna Cabellero (D-Merced), is informally known as the “cannabis interstate agreements bill” because it, generally, gives Governor Newsom the ability to enter into agreements with other states that a have also legalized commercial cannabis business to allow licensed commercial cannabis businesses in each state to do business with one another across state lines.

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Changing Labor Peace Agreement Requirements for California Cannabis Licensees and License Applicants
Labor & Employment
Blair Gue

Changing Labor Peace Agreement Requirements for California Cannabis Businesses

As more and more States legalize medical and/or adult-use cannabis, the issue of worker’s rights in the cannabis industry has taken center stage. Many States with regulated commercial cannabis business industries, including California, require applicants for licensure and licensed cannabis businesses with a certain number of employees to enter into and abide by the terms of a Labor Peace Agreement. 

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LA County Cannabis Business Tax Measure
New and Pending Legislation
Blair Gue

LA County Cannabis Business Tax Measure on the November 2022 Ballot

Proposed Commercial Cannabis Business Tax Measure Though the County of Los Angeles (“LA County” or the “County”) has not adopted formal regulations allowing commercial cannabis businesses quite yet, in November of 2022, LA County voters will be asked to vote on a ballot measure that would impose taxes on commercial cannabis businesses in the County, if and when such businesses

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Cannabis Law
Blair Gue

Understanding the Legal Basis for California’s Cannabis Appellations of Origin Program

As the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Office of Environmental Farming & Innovation (collectively referred to herein as the “CDFA”) prepares to launch its Cannabis Appellations of Origin Program (the “Cannabis Appellations Program” or the “Program” or “CAP”), stakeholders and industry participants unfamiliar with appellations of origin may be asking themselves why the Cannabis Appellations Program exists in the

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For reference and as noted on the CDFA’s Cannabis Appellations Program website, an appellation of origin is “a protected designation that identifies the geographical origin of a product and usually includes a production requirement.”
Cannabis Law
Blair Gue

California’s Cannabis Appellations Program – August 2022 Update

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (“CDFA”) announced that it intends to start accepting petitions for cannabis appellations of origin sometime during the remaining months of 2022. For reference and as noted on the CDFA’s Cannabis Appellations Program website, an appellation of origin is “a protected designation that identifies the geographical origin of a product and usually includes a

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