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”.
The Secure and Fair Enforcement (“SAFE”) Banking Act has yet again failed to pass the United States Senate.
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
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.
If you or someone you know is interested in applying for a local cannabis business license in the City of Los Angeles in the future, this post is for you. Future rounds of licensing, including the Phase 3 Round 2 retail lottery, will only be open to social equity applicants that have been verified under the City’s updated eligibility criteria.
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
The mountain of legal issues facing businesses in regulated industries often seems overwhelming. But, thoughtful management can utilize an important tool – internal investigations – to uncover and mitigate potential workplace-related liabilities before they spiral out of control. What is Workplace Misconduct? Workplace misconduct — such as health and safety violations, retaliation, drug and alcohol use, and theft or fraud
As licensed commercial cannabis businesses in the State of California continue to struggle, in part because of the continuously proliferating illegal market, Assembly Bill No. 2728 (“AB 2728”) seeks to increase the civil penalties associated with illegal, unlicensed commercial cannabis activity within the State. Existing California Regulations Under existing law, a person engaging in commercial cannabis activity without a license
Tales from the Crytpobus: Are Cryptocurrency and Web3 Solutions to the Cannabis Industry’s Banking Concerns?
Today it’s nearly impossible to go online without hearing buzz around “cryptocurrency” and also “Web3”. A fair number of businesses in Silicon Valley are vocal about a general movement towards “deregulation” and “decentralization”, although some argue this approach is really something that results in quasi-regulation or eventually will just evolve to a different kind of regulation. Web3: The Next Digital
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