In 2021 craft beer accounted for over a quarter of the total U.S. beer sales. Underlying this affinity for craft beer are a variety of regulations and licensing requirements which govern the industry.
The Daily Journal has recognized our Managing Partner, Joe Rogoway, as one of California’s “Top Cannabis Lawyers of 2022”. Joe was one of only 20 lawyers recognized statewide. The Journal’s profile on Joe highlighted his extensive legal background within cannabis industry, well before statewide legalization. “I always wanted to pursue a career path related to the cannabis industry,” he said.
Along with decriminalizing cannabis moving forward, CAOA would mandate the expungement of existing low-level federal cannabis convictions and address restorative justice measures for the communities most impacted by the failed “war on drugs”.
An individual or entity, including any industry member, or any person or entity on behalf of an industry member, may file a petition to establish a new American Viticultural Area (AVA).
The Secure and Fair Enforcement (“SAFE”) Banking Act has yet again failed to pass the United States Senate.
The California Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control offers an extensive catalog of licensure and permitting options for wine industry businesses; this post highlights the ABC licenses most relevant to California wineries.
With the summer season well underway, licensed commercial cannabis businesses in the State of California continue to grapple with the restrictive regulations and taxation issues that have quelled the fervor that once surrounded the industry. While many industry participants are scaling back for the Fall 2022 harvest, others are actively hiring new employees in preparation for what they hope will
Background: 2018 Farm Bill Legalizes Industrial Hemp Cultivation In December of 2018, the 2018 Farm Bill (the “Farm Bill”) was signed into law by the Federal government. Among other things, the Farm Bill legalized the production of industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity and removed hemp and derivatives of cannabis with extremely low concentrations of the psychoactive compound delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”),
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
Solution: Local jurisdictions should conduct Programmatic Environmental Impact Reports (PEIRs) for their respective permitting programs, then, ministerially permit all commercial cannabis activities including cultivation.
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