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Perspectives on Cannabis, Hemp, Beverage and Psychedelic Law

24 Hour Notification Requirements for Bureau of Cannabis Control Licensees
Regulatory Compliance
Rogoway Law Group

24 Hour Notification Requirements for Bureau of Cannabis Control Licensees

The Bureau of Cannabis Control (“BCC” or “Bureau”)–one of the three main regulatory bodies governing the commercial cannabis industry in California–is responsible for licensing retailers, distributors, testing laboratories, microbusinesses, and temporary cannabis events. The Bureau of Cannabis Control licensees must abide by various regulations, including notification requirements that require licensees to contact the Bureau in the event of a triggering

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Temporary Cannabis Event License in California
Local Ordinances
Rogoway Law Group

4 Essential Considerations for Securing a Temporary Cannabis Event License in California

Events that include retail sales and on-site consumption of cannabis aren’t just fun and games; these events also present an enormous financial opportunity for our clients. However, given the lengthy and extensive application process, we have compiled a list of the top 4 things to keep in mind for ensuring success in applying for a Temporary Cannabis Event license from

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How to Obtain a Special Event Permit For Temporary Cannabis Events in Oakland
Permitting And Licensing
Rogoway Law Group

How to Obtain a Special Event Permit For Temporary Cannabis Events in Oakland

City of Oakland Rolls Out Special Event Permit Application for Temporary Cannabis Events Oakland is joining the ranks of San Francisco to offer permits for temporary cannabis events within the city. This past month (August 2019), Oakland released the city’s process for permitting temporary cannabis events.  This change in local regulation in Oakland comes on the heels of Grass Lands, in which

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Bureau of Cannabis Control: Request for Premises Modification
Regulatory Compliance
Rogoway Law Group

Making Physical Changes, Alterations, or Modifications to Bureau Licensed Cannabis Premises

It’s no surprise that obtaining a commercial cannabis license from the Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC or Bureau) requires an extensive application process. An essential component of the cannabis license application is an accurate premises diagram of the proposed space to be licensed. Premises Diagrams for Bureau of Cannabis Control License Applications An essential component of the cannabis license application

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Bureau of Cannabis Control California's Proposed Regulations for Cannabis Businesses
Regulatory Compliance
Hilary St. Jean

Bureau of Cannabis Control’s Newly Proposed Regulations

The Bureau of Cannabis Control recently announced the release of final proposed cannabis regulations which were submitted December 3, 2018 to the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) and are currently under review by OAL.  The proposed changes will not be in effect until they are approved by OAL but we expect them to go into effect, as drafted, upon

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Bureau of Cannabis Control: On-Site Security Requirements
New and Pending Legislation
Blair Gue

BCC’s On-Site Security Guard Requirement for Cannabis Retailers: A Discussion

As the cannabis community is well aware by now, the regulations released by the various agencies regulating commercial cannabis businesses are vast and detailed. While the regulations are publicly available on the CalCannabis, Office of Manufactured Cannabis Safety, and Bureau of Cannabis Control websites, some of the operating requirements for cannabis operators are still somewhat vague. When it comes to

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On-Site Cannabis Consumption at Cannabis Retail Premises
Local Ordinances
Rogoway Law Group

On-Site Cannabis Consumption at Cannabis Retail Premises

Though the Bureau of Cannabis Control’s Regulations do not mention any restriction of on-site cannabis consumption, the text of the Medicinal and Adult Use of Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) does. MAUCRSA states that “a local jurisdiction may allow for the smoking, vaporizing, and ingesting of cannabis or cannabis products on the premises of a retailer or microbusiness …

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