Legal Insights

Lake County’s Revised Cannabis Ordinance Needs a Different Approach.
Permitting And Licensing
Joe Rogoway

Lake County’s Revised Cannabis Ordinance Needs a Different Approach

Recently, a new draft MAUCRSA implementation cannabis ordinance (“Draft Cannabis Ordinance” or “Draft Ordinance”) was released by the County of Lake, California (the “County” or “Lake County”). Though the Draft Cannabis Ordinance is merely the first step in what will likely be a lengthy effort by Lake County staff, stakeholders, and the Lake County community at large to draft cannabis

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What Senate Bill 1148 (SB 1148) Provides: Statutory CEQA Exemption for State Cannabis Licenses
New and Pending Legislation
Joe Rogoway

SB 1148 Should be Amended to Include Local Cannabis Permitting Programs in the Statutory CEQA Exemption

What Senate Bill 1148 Provides: Statutory CEQA Exemption for State Cannabis Licenses Senate Bill 1148 (“SB 1148”), a pending bill in the California State Senate, would provide that the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) would NOT apply to the issuance of a state cannabis license if the local jurisdiction has filed a notice of exemption or a notice of determination

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California State Cannabis Enforcement Actions and Discipline
Enforcement Actions & Discipline
Joe Rogoway

Your Guide to California State Cannabis Enforcement Actions and Discipline

The original post was published on May 7, 2020. It has since been updated by Firm Partner Blair Gue to reflect the changes in the regulatory bodies governing California’s cannabis industry. You can access the archived original post here. The below is a brief description of the process involved in an administrative enforcement action brought by the Department of Cannabis

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California’s Legal Cannabis Farms Use Less Water and Produce More Value Than Any Other Agricultural Activity.
Regulatory Compliance
Joe Rogoway

It’s Time to Stop Scapegoating Legal Cannabis Farms.

California’s commercial cannabis laws, as established through the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), have always contained the acutely problematic provisions of so-called local control as well as the express exclusion of cannabis from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) exemptions endowed to all other agricultural crops. This has created an unworkable dynamic for California’s legal

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