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Law360 Publishes Cannabis Licensing Expert Analysis by Firm Partners
Firm Updates
Rogoway Law Group

Law360 Publishes Cannabis Law Expert Analysis by Firm Partners

Law360, a premier legal news service, has released a new Expert Analysis article authored by Rogoway Law’s Managing Partner, Joe Rogoway, and Partner, Blair Gue. Law360 Expert Analysis authors are screened by an editorial team for quality and are qualified subject matter experts in their respective practices.

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Lexis Nexis has released a new cannabis law Practical Guidance® practice note authored by Rogoway Law's Managing Partner, Joe Rogoway, and Partner, Blair Gue.
Firm Updates
Rogoway Law Group

Lexis Nexis Publishes Cannabis Licensing Practice Note by Partners Joe Rogoway and Blair Gue

Lexis Nexis, a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information, and analytics, has released a new cannabis law Practical Guidance® practice note authored by Rogoway Law’s Managing Partner, Joe Rogoway, and Partner, Blair Gue. Practical Guidance® attorney authors are practice area specialists with skills and expertise honed over years of practice, and selected by Lexis Nexis after extensive vetting.

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Lake County’s Revised Cannabis Ordinance Needs a Different Approach.
Permitting And Licensing
Joe Rogoway

Lake County’s Revised Cannabis Ordinance Needs a Different Approach

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

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City of Los Angeles: Cannabis Social Equity Individual Applicant Eligibility Verification Window Now Open
Permitting And Licensing
Blair Gue

City of Los Angeles: Social Equity Individual Applicant Eligibility Verification Window Open 

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.

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Are Baseless Claims of Terpene Drift a Valid Legal Concern for Cannabis Cultivators?
Disputes & Litigation
Josh Zetlin

Are Claims of Terpene Drift and Taint a Legal Concern for Cannabis Cultivators?

Cannabis Terpenes in Wine? Recently, the cannabis industry has been beset by claims from vineyards and other agricultural interests that “terpene drift” and “terpene taint” from cannabis risks harming grapes and affecting the taste of wine. This often represents a clash between legacy agriculture (vineyards) and new upstarts (cannabis cultivators) in regions traditionally associated with wine. However, despite the vocal

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Los Angeles County is to start the development and implementation of an equitable commercial cannabis licensing program.
New and Pending Legislation
Blair Gue

Los Angeles County to Create and Implement a Commercial Cannabis Licensing Program

According to a press release from the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (“DCBA”), “on February 15, 2022, the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors passed a motion directing the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs’ Office of Cannabis Management to start the development and implementation of an equitable commercial cannabis licensing program” for the unincorporated

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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.
Permitting And Licensing
Blair Gue

City of Sausalito – Commercial Cannabis Initiative to be Placed on 2022 Ballot

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

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Mendocino County Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Permit
Permitting And Licensing
Blair Gue

Mendocino County – Commercial Cannabis Permitting Updates for Cultivators

Mendocino County’s Phase Three Cultivation Ordinance In June of 2021, Mendocino County adopted, among other things, amendments to its commercial cannabis cultivation regulations. Commonly known as the “22.18 amendments” and the “phase three cultivation ordinance”, the new regulations involve sweeping changes to the way cannabis cultivators obtain permits along with many other changes that work to streamline the County’s permitting

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City of Corona to Begin Accepting Applications for Commerical Cannabis Businesses
Permitting And Licensing
Rogoway Law Group

City of Corona To Begin Phase I of its Commercial Cannabis Permit Application

“Corona” is making headlines again – but this time for all the right reasons! The City of Corona, located in Riverside County, California will be opening Phase I of its commercial cannabis permit application window in just 2 weeks on April 19, 2021 at 7:00 A.M.  This Application window will be the first round of potential permits offered by the

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