Cannabis Law Perspectives

Legal insights into california's cannabis industry

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.
Local Ordinances
Blair Gue

City of Sausalito – Commercial Cannabis Initiative to be Placed on 2022 General Election 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
Alexandra Burk

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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City of Fresno – Cannabis Permit Application Window Opening Soon
Permitting And Licensing
Blair Gue

City of Fresno – Cannabis Permit Application Window Opening Soon

The City of Fresno is just about to open its cannabis business permit application window. Although the application materials are yet to be released, the City has released a tentative key dates list showing, among other things, the anticipated permitting window dates. The City of Fresno currently believes that it will make applications and application procedures available on its website

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City of Stanton – Cannabis Business Permit Application Process Open Until October 29, 2020.
Permitting And Licensing
Blair Gue

City of Stanton – Cannabis Permit Screening Application Process Closes On October 29, 2020

The City of Stanton in Orange County, California is currently accepting screening applications for various cannabis uses. However, those interested in operating a commercial cannabis business in Stanton should act quickly because the application window closes on October 29, 2020 at 11:59 pm (PST).  The City of Stanton is currently accepting screening applications for the following uses:  Storefront Retail Delivery

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City of Los Angeles Set to Accept Cannabis License Applications for Delivery, Distribution, Non-Volatile Manufacturing, and Testing Lab Operations.
Permitting And Licensing
Blair Gue

City of Los Angeles Set to Accept Cannabis Delivery, Distribution, Non-Volatile Manufacturing, and Testing Lab Applications

On October 5, 2020, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (“DCR”) posted a notice on its website. Per the notice, DCR will begin accepting commercial cannabis license applications for distribution, non-volatile manufacturing, testing labs, and delivery on October 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Application processing for distributors, non-volatile manufacturers, and testing labs will be widely available to all those

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Maine Goes Mainstream With Adult Use Cannabis
New and Pending Legislation
Hilary St. Jean

Maine Goes Mainstream With Adult Use Cannabis

Evolution To Recreational Cannabis: Maine finally launches its adult use program four years after voters approved recreational use, retail sales and taxation of marijuana in November of 2016. A legislative committee met to amend the Marijuana Legalization Act (“MLA”) passed by voters and after rewrites and two vetoes, An Act to Implement a Regulatory Structure for Adult Use Marijuana became

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Permitting And Licensing
Alexandra Burk

Additional Commercial Cannabis Licensees Are Now Eligible For 60-day Fee Deferrals

Businesses with BCC, CDFA, and CDPH cannabis licenses expiring during the time period referenced above (May 14, 2020 through June 30, 2020) are immediately eligible to have their licensing fees deferred. However, fee deferral is not automatic. In order to request a fee deferral, licensees must submit the necessary forms to the applicable licensing agency in the way prescribed by the applicable agency.

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San Francisco Office of Cannabis Takes Action to Keep San Francisco Cannabis Business Permit Applications Moving Forward Amidst COVID-19
Local Ordinances
Blair Gue

San Francisco’s Office of Cannabis Takes New Action to Keep Permit Applications Moving Forward Amidst COVID-19

On June 3, 2020, the San Francisco Office of Cannabis announced that it is adopting a temporary regulation to require applicants for Cannabis Business Permits to conduct required Community Outreach Meetings via virtual platforms. Specifically, applicants holding Community Outreach Meetings between June 3, 2020 and September 30, 2020 will be required to hold “Virtual Community Meetings” rather than in-person meetings

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California's State Cannabis Licensees Are Now Eligible For 60-day Fee Deferrals
Permitting And Licensing
Blair Gue

California’s State Cannabis Licensees Are Now Eligible For 60-day Fee Deferrals

Businesses with BCC, CDFA, and CDPH cannabis licenses expiring during the time period referenced above (May 14, 2020 through June 30, 2020) are immediately eligible to have their licensing fees deferred. However, fee deferral is not automatic. In order to request a fee deferral, licensees must submit the necessary forms to the applicable licensing agency in the way prescribed by the applicable agency.

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