Cannabis Law Perspectives

Legal insights into california's cannabis industry

Important Environmental Requirements for California Cultivators

CalCannabis anticipates that it will start issuing state cannabis cultivation licenses — both temporary and annual — on January 1, 2018. Applications are not yet available, but will be soon. Before applying for a state cultivation license, there are two things you must do to ensure compliance with environmental regulations pertaining to water use and discharge: all cultivators — regardless

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October 31 Deadline Approaching! Apply for a Surface Water Right with the State Water Resources Control Board

Cannabis cultivators must identify their water source(s) as part of their CalCannabis application(s) to obtain a state license. The deadline to submit an application to the State Water Resources Control Board (“Water Board”) to obtain a surface water right for cannabis cultivation is October 31, 2017. This deadline was extended from the original July 1, 2017 deadline in the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation

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California Department of Food and Agriculture Releases Proposed Cultivation and Tracking Regs

On April 28, 2017, the California Department of Food and Agriculture released proposed regulations to establish cannabis cultivation licensing and a track-and-trace program. The proposed regulations define the cannabis cultivation licensing process and triggers a 45-day public comment period. The last day to submit written comment to the Department is June 12, 2017. However, those who wish to be heard can also attend

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California Bureau of Marijuana Control Releases Proposed Text of Regulations

On April 28, 2017 the Bureau of Marijuana Control released its first set of proposed regulations. The release of regulations triggers the requirement for the Bureau to hold hearings at which the public can comment on the regulations. Those who wish to make oral comment on the proposed regulations may do so by attending one of the four scheduled hearings. Hearing details are listed below: June

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2017 Guide to CA Cannabis Legislation: 5 More Cannabis-Related Bills

This is the fourth issue in our 2017 CA Cannabis Legislation Guide, an overview of California lawmaking during 2017. We will cover at least 46 pending items that may shape California cannabis legislation and how California regulates cannabis. Today, we will address AB 1143, AB 1527, AB 1627, SB 175, and SB 311, five of the twelve pending bills directed at cannabis licensing and regulation. California Cannabis Legislation:

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Cannabis Business NEW BUSINESS BAN – San Diego County | Rogoway Law

On March 14, 2017, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 to ban all new cannabis businesses within county lines and set sunset dates for current operators. The ban applies to both medical and recreational cannabis businesses. Medical cannabis dispensaries already operating with county permits must close by 2022 while those currently in the permitting process must close

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2017 Guide to California Cannabis Legislation: 3 More Cannabis-Related Bills

This is the second issue in our 2017 California Cannabis Legislation Guide, an overview of California lawmaking during 2017. We will cover at least 46 pending items that may shape California cannabis legislation and how California regulates cannabis. Today, we will address AB 238, AB 389, and AB 420, three of the twelve pending bills directed at cannabis licensing and regulation. California Cannabis Legislation: Overview of

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