Cannabis Law Perspectives

Legal insights into california's cannabis industry

Fresno County Superior Court Judge Rules Against 25 Local Governments Seeking To Block Legal Cannabis Delivery
New and Pending Legislation
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Fresno County Superior Court Judge Rules Against 25 Local Governments Seeking to Block Legal Cannabis Delivery

Note: This piece was first published in Americans For Safe Access‘ Newsletter, sent to subscribers in California on November 23, 2020. This week California patients received good news in the form of a Fresno County Superior Court Judge ruling against 25 California local governments who filed suit in April of last year to block legal cannabis delivery. The lawsuit, predicated on

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Oregon Measure 109, Psilocybin Services Act, Legalizes Psilocybin Therapy Across The State.

Voters in Oregon approved Measure 109, an initiative to make psilocybin therapy legal and accessible across the state of Oregon, with a double-digit margin. A “yes” vote supported authorizing the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to create a program to permit licensed service providers to administer psilocybin-producing mushroom and fungi products to individuals 21 years of age or older. Yes 1,268,701 55.74% No

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Measure 110 Passes in Oregon
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Oregon Measure 110 Passes, Making Oregon the First US State to Decriminalize Hard Drugs

Measure 110, the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act, passed with a comfortable 17-point margin in Oregon on November 3. Yes 1,335,963 58.4% No 950,097 41.6 Total Reported 2,286,060 Source: The New York Times With the passage of Measure 110, Oregonians who possess small amounts of drugs will no longer receive criminal records and criminal punishments. Instead, they will receive

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California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)'s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Applications.
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Cannabis Wins Big in the 2020 General Election

In a highly contentious and polarizing general election, there was one clear winner with bipartisan support: cannabis. Voters in four states – Arizona, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota – approved adult-use cannabis measures on November 3, 2020. Arizona Proposition 207, Marijuana Legalization Initiative Proposition 207, which legalized the possession and use of cannabis for adults age 21 years or

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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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Understanding the 4 Cannabis-Related Bills Signed By Governor Newsom on September 29, 2020

On September 29, 2020, Governor Newsom signed four cannabis-related bills into law. Though consumers might overlook the impact of the new (or updated) regulations, these bills will bring about some significant changes–big and small–for licensed cannabis businesses in California. Cannabis Bills Signed by Governor Newsom The table below summarizes the bills signed by California’s Governor and their impact on the

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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
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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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A Wage & Hour Primer for HR Managers of California Cannabis Businesses
Corporate & Transactional
Rogoway Law Group

AB 1525 Makes Financial Services More Accessible to Cannabis Industry Operators

On Tuesday – September 29, 2020 – Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1525 into law. This bill will remove state penalties against banks that serve cannabis industry clients in California, the world’s largest legal cannabis market. In a signing statement declaring his support, the Governor highlighted the bill’s “potential to increase the provisions of financial services to the legal

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