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Cannabis Businesses Laws: It’s Almost All Local

Cannabis businesses far too often come to one of our cannabis lawyers after they’ve opened their doors in violation of applicable local laws. Making matters worse is that they never learn of their violation by poring over their city or county code in their spare time; they find out by being on the wrong end of a

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California’s New Medical Marijuana Laws: What You Need to Know Now

This past Friday I chaired a “Medical and Recreational Marijuana in Southern California” seminar in Santa Monica. During the seminar, Governor Brown signed into law the three bills that comprise the California Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA). Needless to say, this was big news for all of us at the seminar. This is

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10 Reasons Why You’re Already Behind on California Medical Cannabis Licensing

Since I moved to our firm’s Los Angeles office, I’ve been getting calls nearly non-stop from existing and potential clients looking to take advantage of California’s soon-to-be highly regulated medical cannabis marketplace under the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MCRSA“). Nearly all of these callers are already behind when it comes to what they

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China FDI: Beware of Local Governments Bearing Gifts

Recent news reports suggest Foxconn is having trouble securing investment benefits promised by the Zhengzhou government. The rumor is Foxconn was lured to Zhengzhou with promises of over 5 billion RMB in tax benefits and related incentives. These incentives were granted in direct opposition to central government policy. Beijing found out and laid down the

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Washington Cannabis: Court Rules that Counties Can Prohibit Recreational Sales

An appeals court in Washington ruled last week that Clark County has the authority to ban the retail sale of recreational marijuana, settling any remaining dispute as to whether local governments in Washington can ban marijuana activities. The ruling was a long time coming, and not unexpected. Washington law and rules promulgated by the Liquor and Cannabis

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So You Want to Take Your Business Global?

We were prompted to write this post by talk that Mexico should consider joining the RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership). But how many Mexican companies can really take advantage of the opportunities these sorts of trade agreements bring? How many Mexican companies are in a position to penetrate other markets? There’s nothing wrong with internationalism, but as

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So You Want to Start an International School? Legal Structure and Local Partner

Demand for English-based and Western-style education is still running high in many countries around the world. An ever-increasing number of wealthy locals want to prepare their children to attend elite universities abroad and this has created clear demand for suitable schools. However, starting a private school in a foreign country is actually very difficult even

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The Future of Cannabis Won’t be Decided by the Feds. It’s the Locals.

Nationwide, cannabis companies and advocates are hailing the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act as the savior of the future of cannabis (a copy of the bill is here). If the Act passes, we will finally have federal legalization and the consequences of the current federal conflict will end, or, at least be reversed in the

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The BCC’s Fight to Allow Home Delivery Throughout California

It’s no secret that California’s cannabis operators are currently in a regulatory and business environment where red tape, the illegal market, and significant taxes make life hard. At the same time, the state is trying to protect, promote, and grow the industry in a variety of ways, one of which is fighting off cities and