Hilary Bricken
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The City of Los Angeles is no stranger to change and struggle around its local cannabis industry. Since the passage of Proposition M back in 2017, the City has made great strides but also suffered significant setbacks in building its licensed cannabis marketplace. Even through the COVID-19 pandemic, this trend continues for Los Angeles and […]

Canna Law Blog
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You have questions. We have answers. Register HERE today for this Thursday’s Q&A! Harris Bricken’s California attorneys regularly advise cannabis and hemp businesses and entrepreneurs on nearly all aspects of California’s licensed and highly regulated cannabis, hemp, and CBD industries. We understand how complicated these industries can be and to that end, our California cannabis […]

Griffen Thorne
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On May 14, 2020, the three California cannabis agencies, the Bureau of Cannabis Control, Department of Food and Agriculture CalCannabis Division, and Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch announced that licensed cannabis businesses with “licenses expiring between now through June 30, 2020 may request 60-day deferrals of their license fee payments.” The announcement […]

Griffen Thorne
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In this post, I want to explore something very significant that a lot of people gloss over when reviewing contracts: non-compete clauses. Non-compete clauses are exactly what they sound like: they prohibit one party from competing with another. A common example of a non-compete is in an executive employment agreement, where an executive of a […]

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You have questions. We have answers. Register HERE today for our upcoming Q&A! Harris Bricken’s California attorneys regularly advise cannabis and hemp businesses and entrepreneurs on nearly all aspects of California’s licensed and highly regulated cannabis, hemp, and CBD industries. We understand how complicated these industries can be and to that end, our California cannabis […]

Griffen Thorne
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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 […]

Hilary Bricken
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Even though they’re currently deemed “essential“, California cannabis businesses were already struggling financially before the onset of COVID-19. Increasing competition from unregulated, un-taxed, illegal actors combined with high local and state taxes combined with costly and competitive local barriers to entry were all leading to delayed opening timelines, shorted budgets, terrible margins, and increasing failures […]

Griffen Thorne
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Over the last few months, cannabis and CBD companies have been subject to some pretty massively publicized cases. We’ve seen partnership disputes, consumer class actions, shareholder suits, agency enforcement actions, intellectual property cases, and more. One thing virtually nobody is talking about—or prepared for—are the inevitable wave of CCPA suits. Before I explain what CCPA […]

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