Cannabis Law Perspectives

Legal insights into california's cannabis industry

The Sausalito City Council voted to place the Citizen’s Initiative Petition to Repeal Existing Regulations and Authorize One Storefront Retail and One Delivery Only Cannabis Retail Business to Operate in the City of Sausalito on the City’s next general election ballot.
Local Ordinances
Blair Gue

City of Sausalito – Commercial Cannabis Initiative to be Placed on 2022 General Election Ballot

After a somewhat contentious City Council meeting on July 27, 2021, the Sausalito City Council voted to place the Citizen’s Initiative Petition to Repeal Existing Regulations and Authorize One Storefront Retail and One Delivery Only Cannabis Retail Business to Operate in the City of Sausalito on the City’s next general election ballot. According to the City Attorney the general election

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Mendocino County Marijuana Regulations
Local Ordinances
Blair Gue

Mendocino County’s Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance On Hold Due to a Voter Referendum

The County of Mendocino recently adopted a comprehensive cannabis “expansion” ordinance that made sweeping changes to, among other things, the County’s commercial cannabis cultivation regulations. Mendocino County’s cannabis cultivation ordinance (the Commercial Cannabis Activity Land Use Development Ordinance, Chapter 22.18 of the Mendocino County Code) was set to go into effect on July 23, 2021 but is now on hold

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Mendocino County's Ordinance 4491 or Cannabis Facilities Ordinance will bring the county in line with California State law and regulations.
Local Ordinances
Blair Gue

Mendocino County’s Cannabis Facilities Ordinance (Ordinance 4491) Brings County In Line With State Law and Regulations.

In June of 2021, the County of Mendocino adopted Ordinance 4491, which amended Chapter 6.36 and Chapter 20.243 of the Mendocino County Code. Commonly known as the “Cannabis Facilities Ordinance”, Ordinance 4491 made changes to the rules and regulations governing commercial cannabis business uses unrelated to cannabis cultivation, in Mendocino County.  How Does Mendocino County’s Cannabis Facilities Ordinance Affect Cannabis

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Mendocino County Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Permit
Permitting And Licensing
Blair Gue

Mendocino County – Commercial Cannabis Permitting Updates for Cultivators

Mendocino County’s Phase Three Cultivation Ordinance In June of 2021, Mendocino County adopted, among other things, amendments to its commercial cannabis cultivation regulations. Commonly known as the “22.18 amendments” and the “phase three cultivation ordinance”, the new regulations involve sweeping changes to the way cannabis cultivators obtain permits along with many other changes that work to streamline the County’s permitting

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City of Fresno – Cannabis Permit Application Window Opening Soon
Permitting And Licensing
Blair Gue

City of Fresno – Cannabis Permit Application Window Opening Soon

The City of Fresno is just about to open its cannabis business permit application window. Although the application materials are yet to be released, the City has released a tentative key dates list showing, among other things, the anticipated permitting window dates. The City of Fresno currently believes that it will make applications and application procedures available on its website

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City of Stanton – Cannabis Business Permit Application Process Open Until October 29, 2020.
Permitting And Licensing
Blair Gue

City of Stanton – Cannabis Permit Screening Application Process Closes On October 29, 2020

The City of Stanton in Orange County, California is currently accepting screening applications for various cannabis uses. However, those interested in operating a commercial cannabis business in Stanton should act quickly because the application window closes on October 29, 2020 at 11:59 pm (PST).  The City of Stanton is currently accepting screening applications for the following uses:  Storefront Retail Delivery

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California Senate Bill 67 and the CDFA’s Cannabis Appellations Program
New and Pending Legislation
Blair Gue

California Senate Bill 67 and the CDFA’s Cannabis Appellations Program Update

On September 29, 2020, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 67 into law. Senate Bill 67 (“SB-67”) expands upon the Medical and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act’s (“MAUCRSA”) mandate that the California Department of Food and Agriculture (“CDFA”) establish a process by which licensed cannabis cultivators may establish appellations of origin for cannabis produced in certain geographical areas of

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City of Los Angeles Set to Accept Cannabis License Applications for Delivery, Distribution, Non-Volatile Manufacturing, and Testing Lab Operations.
Permitting And Licensing
Blair Gue

City of Los Angeles Set to Accept Cannabis Delivery, Distribution, Non-Volatile Manufacturing, and Testing Lab Applications

On October 5, 2020, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (“DCR”) posted a notice on its website. Per the notice, DCR will begin accepting commercial cannabis license applications for distribution, non-volatile manufacturing, testing labs, and delivery on October 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Application processing for distributors, non-volatile manufacturers, and testing labs will be widely available to all those

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CDFA Disaster Relief for Cannabis Cultivators
Regulatory Compliance
Blair Gue

CDFA’s Disaster Relief Information for Licensed Cannabis Cultivators in California

As California continues to deal with unprecedented fires, many cultivators are trying to find ways to not only save their grows but to keep their businesses afloat. The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (“CDFA”) CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division just released an extremely helpful “Need to Know” question and answer set to help cultivators during what, for some, is an

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Bureau of Cannabis Control Releases New Branded Merchandise Guidelines
Regulatory Compliance
Blair Gue

Bureau of Cannabis Control Releases New Branded Merchandise FAQ Sheet

The Bureau of Cannabis Control recently released a new FAQ sheet about branded merchandise, and it contains important information for licensees to incorporate into their compliance review processes. For those who may not know, “branded merchandise” includes “clothing, hats, pencils, keychains, mugs, water bottles, beverage glasses, notepads, lanyards, or cannabis accessories with the name or logo of a state licensed

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