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City of Los Angeles Voters Approve Measure M. The City of Los Angeles is making moves to change its current marijuana policies, which have so far made it impossible to start and operate a new cannabis business in the City. Yesterday, voters in the City were asked to decide between two ballot measures to repeal […]

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Our California cannabis attorneys are constantly receiving inquiries from individuals interested in starting cannabis companies in the City of Los Angeles. But for many reasons, Los Angeles is not the best place to set up shop. First, you will not be able to operate a legally compliant business (except under a very small exception). Los […]

Hilary Bricken
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Since passage of Proposition 64 in California last November, our California cannabis lawyers have been getting calls nearly non-stop about what it takes to secure a license to operate a marijuana business in the City of Los Angeles. Some are asking us about buying a Proposition D-compliant dispensary state license now to secure a California retail […]

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Until recently, the “Wild West” of U.S. cannabis lacked robust statewide regulations which left California cannabis companies subject to unclear rules and risk of federal shutdowns. The Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA) created these regulations, but ultimately left control in the hands of local cities and counties. At last count, California has 58 […]

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Until recently, the “Wild West” of U.S. cannabis lacked robust statewide regulations which left California cannabis companies subject to unclear rules and risk of federal shutdowns. The Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA) created these regulations, but ultimately left control in the hands of local cities and counties. At last count, California has 58 […]

Alison Malsbury
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Making sense of what is and is not permissible under Los Angeles’ medical marijuana regulations is a daunting task, particularly given the City’s lax enforcement and the rapid proliferation of creative new marijuana startups. Marijuana law in California is complicated. Cannabis regulations vary widely from county to county and city to city, making it difficult to […]

Alison Malsbury
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As a follow up to our recent onslaught of posts on Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer’s crackdown on medical marijuana delivery services, we thought we’d compile a list of five things you probably do not know about Proposition D. And even where these five rules are known, we see a serious shortage of abiding businesses. […]

Hilary Bricken
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With California’s recent passage of the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA“), we finally know California will be combining its regulatory oversight of medical and adult use cannabis. We also know potential licensees no longer need to prove prior compliance with local laws to receive a state cannabis — which was the […]

Hilary Bricken
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The long-awaited proposed regulations under Proposition M for L.A.’s current and future medical (and recreational) marijuana operators are finally out. The 51 pages of initial regulations (that are now in a 60-day public comment period) cover the governance of cultivators, manufacturers, distributors, testing facilities, transporters, retailers, and microbusinesses in significant detail under Proposition M. If you […]

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