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Mexico Cannabis FAQ: Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 in this series on Mexico cannabis and frequently asked questions. If you missed us yesterday, Part 1 can be found here. What are the requirements to start producing, processing and selling cannabis? Right now, only medical use is fully legal in Mexico, so the requirements discussed here will be those related

mexico cannabis frequently asked questions

Mexico Cannabis FAQ: Part 1

Welcome to the first of two blog posts on frequently asked questions regarding cannabis in Mexico. Because we are one of very few American law firms with an office in Mexico that handles Mexico cannabis legal matters, we get a steady stream of questions regarding the current state of Mexico’s cannabis regime, and what to

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New York Cannabis Real Estate Refresher

Real estate is on the forefront of many people’s minds with New York on the doorstep of adult-use cannabis applications. And for good reason: owning or controlling real estate will be a requirement for applicants (with some soon-to-be caveats for social equity applicants). We have fielded lots of calls from prospective adult-use cannabis applicants starting

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OLCC Violation? Keep These Two Points in Mind

OLCC rules are complex and change frequently, so compliance can be challenging and violations occur frequently. Over the years, we’ve represented clients in administrative proceedings across the west coast, and each system has its own quirks. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you find yourself in the process. Focus on compliance

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Oregon Cannabis: Social Equity and “Qualified Applicants”

Who is a “qualified applicant” under Oregon’s new marijuana license reassignment program? First, some context. House Bill 4016, which introduced the reassignment concept, represents a sea change for Oregon’s licensed marijuana industry. The bill presently awaits signature by the Governor, and no one is betting it won’t become law. Our take on all of Oregon’s

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California Cannabis FAQ

Even though California has been issuing cannabis licenses since January 2018, I still get the same questions around cannabis regulatory, corporate and transactional items even from seasoned California cannabis licensees. This post constitutes a California cannabis FAQ list for readers with common California cannabis questions. Who can own a California cannabis business? Literally anyone at

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Funding New York’s Cannabis Social Equity Fund

With little fanfare or advance notice, the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (“DASNY”) released a request for information (“RFI”) last month to determine interest and solicit information from qualified parties for an investment fund to finance “the establishment and development of adult-use retail cannabis dispensaries (“RCDs”)” for social and economic equity applicants.

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California Cannabis Provisional Licensing is Winding Down

California Cannabis provisional licensing is beginning its wind down process at the end of this month. Here is what’s happening: Until June 30, 2022, with certain exceptions, the Department of Cannabis Control (“DCC”) may issue provisional licenses only if applicants submit a complete annual cannabis license application with the corresponding fee on or before March

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New York to Reserve First Cannabis Retail Licenses for Those With Past Convictions

As reported (paywall) by the New York Times, New York intends to reserve its first retail licenses to sell marijuana for people convicted of marijuana related offenses, or their relatives.  The policy is part of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act’s (MRTA) social and economic equity plan, which Simon Malinowski wrote about in this blog

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California DCC Engages in New Cannabis Rulemaking

The California Department of Cannabis Control (“DCC”) is undertaking new cannabis rulemaking pursuant to the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act. Unlike other states, California hasn’t implemented sweeping changes to its cannabis regulations with immense impacts on the industry. Instead, it has adopted a series of emergency rules with substantive changes here and