USPTO trademark registrations are an important way for cannabis companies to protect and grow their brands nationally. While cannabis companies still cannot register trademarks that identify goods or services related to manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, and possessing cannabis and cannabis-based preparations because cannabis, and its psychoactive component, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), remain classified as Schedule I controlled substances under the federal Controlled Substances
At Rogoway Law, we understand that the pandemic has taken its toll on many operators and has impacted different industries disparately. It is always crucial to run startups leanly and efficiently, but lately it’s especially crucial for our clients in the California cannabis industry. Here are some ways we can help you decrease costs, increase productivity and motivation among staff
Rogoway Law is here to lift the administrative burden off of busy clients when it comes to helping maintain corporate minutes books or helping document missing, or cleaning up erroneous, corporate records. We can attend board or shareholder meetings, help you set up a board or shareholder meeting, or simply help you memorialize or formalize your casual meeting notes. We
Many businesses are suffering through the current pandemic as well as the related and unrelated unstable economic conditions. At Rogoway Law we are witness to many companies tightening belts, reducing their workforce, and coming up with ways to continue through these challenging circumstances. For companies, it’s important to know when to cut losses. It’s never an easy decision but it
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
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
Even if your company is not preparing for an acquisition, the company should always be acquisition ready. What that essentially means is: (1) the company should always be mindful of de-risking and mindful of its corporate affairs: the company should be clean and clear from a corporate legal perspective and risk perspective; and (2) the company should have a business
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
Employees, Officers and Directors, Oh My!
The Importance of Selecting Proper Governance for Your Business Venture.
Putting together the best team for your business is anything but simple. Starting day one you want to find the right partners, if any, to embark on a long-term journey. This doesn’t stop at seeking the right co-founder(s), if any, to join you in your endeavor. It continues into setting up the governance and control of your business in terms
California Cannabis Licensing Authorities Consolidate With Passing of AB 141, Creating the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC)
Yesterday, California’s three state cannabis licensing authorities – the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC), CDFA’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing, and CDPH’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch – consolidated to form the Department of Cannabis Control (the “DCC” or “Department”). The formation of the DCC and the consolidation of the three agencies is a consequence of Governor Newsom signing Assembly Bill (AB) 141.