canna law blog

BFD ALERT: Los Angeles Drops Revised Prop. M Regulations for Cannabis Businesses

California has lately been on its game with progressive changes to tis cannabis laws. Last week, AB 133 passed, making needed technical fixes to the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA” a/k/a SB 94). And then last Thursday, California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control publicly revealed details behind its temporary licensing program

canna law blog

The High Cost of Cannabis Prohibition

On July 6, 2016, Officer Jeronimo Yanez shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Minnesota. On June 16, 2017, Officer Yanez was acquitted of all charges in the killing of Castile. In the days after the acquittal, authorities released investigative reports, including Officer Yanez’s interview with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BSA)

canna law blog

BREAKING NEWS: City of Los Angeles Releases Draft Regulations for Marijuana Businesses

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

canna law blog

They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CXLVII

White House Press Secretary and public enemy Sean Spicer is anti-science and a liar. His attempt to link cannabis to the opioid crisis in this country directly conflicts with the actual evidence. First off, marijuana is not an opioid. Opioids are highly addictive and neurologically dangerous, whereas cannabis is neither. Second, and as we wrote

canna law blog

They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CXIX

In Marijuana And Racism: Bearing The Blunt Of The Problem, we wrote about how our nation’s drug laws have always been and still are disproportionally applied to African-Americans. In They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part LXX, we discussed how Richard Nixon started the War on Drugs to divide White and Black America so as to further

canna law blog

The California Cannabis Countdown: The City of Sacramento

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

canna law blog

State of Cannabis: Idaho Marijuana is a No-Go

2016 is going to be a big year for cannabis. As a result, we are ranking the fifty states from worst to best on how they treat cannabis and those who consume it. Each of our State of Cannabis posts will analyze one state and our final post will crown the best state for cannabis. As is always

canna law blog

Marijuana And Racism: Bearing The Blunt Of The Problem

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Colorado and D.C. (sort of). And medical marijuana is legal in one form or another in another 23 or so states. But across the country many people continue to be jailed for marijuana related offenses, and a disproportionate number of those people are African-Americans. In the