California Cannabis: DCR Issues City of Los Angeles Licensing Update
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California Cannabis: DCR Issues City of Los Angeles Licensing Update

On Friday, January 31, the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (“DCR”) issued an updated bulletin to stakeholders via email that outlines some important highlights and reminders for licensees and would-be licensees in the City. Below are the key points, with analysis. 1. 100 Phase 3 Retail Round One applicants determined eligible for further processing. The

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L.A. Cannabis: Is An Overhaul on the Horizon?

The Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) in the City of Los Angeles is making a big push for a comprehensive overhaul of certain parts of the City’s cannabis licensing protocols and its Social Equity Program. Los Angeles has been through the ringer on cannabis legal reform from the inception of the passage of Measure M

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California Cannabis: Preparing for Phase 3 Licensing in L.A. on September 3rd

The final countdown is on for Round 1, Phase 3 retail licensing in Los Angeles. On September 3rd at 10 a.m., the L.A. Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) will open the flood gates to would-be Round 1 applicants. And in its own announcements on the subject, the DCR states that it has verified over 800

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BFD Alert: L.A. Releases Priority Marijuana Dispensary Applications Under Measure M

On December 31, L.A. established its long-awaited Department of Cannabis Regulation (“DCR”) website. The website details L.A.’s three licensing phases (of which general public processing is in the last category) and an FAQ page about the licensing process. Today, DCR released applications for priority processing of those qualifying Pre-ICO/Prop. D dispensaries–see here. This means that

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ICYMI: Phase 3 Marijuana Retail Licensing in L.A. Shoots to Commence in September

In case you missed it, at the end of last month, the City of L.A. finally decided on what to do with Phase 3 cannabis licensing regarding retail and retail delivery (see here and here for the City’s newest ordinances). In addition, City Council instructed the Department of Cannabis Regulation (“DCR”) to begin the pre-vetting process for social

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California Cannabis: City of Los Angeles Slowly Issuing Licenses

The City of Los Angeles has been slowly issuing temporary approval for Existing Medical Marijuana Dispensaries (“EMMD”). The deadline for EMMDs to receive Prop M Priority Processing is this Sunday, March 4th. Submitting an application prior to Sunday gives EMMDs “limited immunity” to keep their businesses open while the Department of Cannabis Regulation (the “DCR”) processes

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More Twists and Turns in Los Angeles Cannabis Licensing

It’s been a while since we’ve written about the unfolding cannabis licensing situation in the City of Los Angeles, and a lot has happened. For some background on LA’s complicated licensing process, it has proceeded to date in multiple “phases” administered by the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation (“DCR”): The first phase was limited to

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Los Angeles Cannabis: Don’t Forget Your Social Equity Business Agreements

Applicants who qualify for commercial cannabis licensure during Phase II of the City of L.A.’s cannabis licensing process only have until September 13 to get their applications into the Department of Cannabis Regulation (“DCR”). This phase of licensing is reserved for existing, non-retail, social equity applicants. To get a license during this phase, the DCR

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California Cannabis: Los Angeles Moves to Reform Phase 3 Cannabis Licensing

This past weekend was the hallowed 4/20 holiday for those who celebrate and participate. Prior to 4/20, the City of L.A. made some progressive moves towards bolstering consumer protection in the City concerting illegal cannabis (see this pretty great interactive map for your legal cannabis providers in City borders) and rounding out (legally speaking) the