Cannabis Law Perspectives

Legal insights into california's cannabis industry

2017 California Legislative Guide for the Cannabis Industry
Intellectual Property
Joe Rogoway

2017 California Legislative Guide for the Cannabis Industry

This is the first posting in a series intended to provide an overview and ongoing updates of California lawmaking during 2017. Over coming days and weeks, we give an overview of the 46 different items currently pending in Sacramento, including legislation, budget bills, joint resolutions, and the Governor’s budget proposal, each of which may affect how cannabis is regulated in

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Cannabis Trademarks
Intellectual Property
Rogoway Law Group

What You Should Know About Cannabis Trademarks

Even though California law is set to recognize cannabis as a lawful, for-profit consumer product starting in 2018, existing law provides very little assurance to entrepreneurs that they will be able to establish protectable cannabis trademarks. This legal update explains (1) the current deficiency in California law, (2) the basic long-term strategies aspiring cannabis companies should consider, and (3) the

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Sonoma County Approves Cannabis Ordinance
Land Use & Zoning
Rogoway Law Group

Sonoma County Approves Cannabis Ordinance; Restricts Cultivation in Residential Zones

At its meeting on December 14, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved a land-use ordinance regulating cannabis operations, including cultivation, dispensaries, testing, manufacturing, and transportation. The minutes and video from the meeting are publicly available. The ordinance varies in some important ways from the framework proposed by the Planning Commission’s Medical Cannabis Ad Hoc Committee. Perhaps most significantly, the ordinance does

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Future of Cannabis Under Proposition 64
Regulatory Compliance
Rogoway Law Group

Three Things to Consider Regarding the Future of Cannabis Under Proposition 64 and the Trump Administration

In these Cannabis Law Updates, Rogoway Law will keep you informed of the latest developments and address their importance to those actually involved in the California cannabis industry. Here, now that California voters have passed Proposition 64 and the nation has elected Donald Trump to be President, we highlight three issues: (1) the impact of Prop. 64; (2) the impact of

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