BREAKING NEWS: Marin County Rejects All Cannabis Dispensary Appeals

By | Canna Law Blog™ | May 24, 2017
Marin County Cannabis Marin County Cannabis: fog with a bit of sun We’ve written recently about Marin County in our Cannabis Countdown series. We started with a history and update of Marin County’s medical cannabis ordinance. We then followed up with an update when the County Administrator rejected all ten applicants for medical cannabis dispensary licenses in Marin County (unincorporated Marin that is). View Full Post
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Reading the Signs: Is a Marijuana Crackdown in Our Future?

We recently reported on the inclusion of the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment in the current Congressional budget deal.  The controversy over whether the Justice Department should be permitted to enforce federal laws in states where marijuana is legal for medical purposes only seemed settled, at least until the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 expires in late September.  View Full Post
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The States of Marijuana

By | Cannabis Law Now | May 23, 2017
Over the last few weeks, we have tried to glean what the direction of state and federal policy on marijuana may be. On May 5, Trump used a signing statement to signal his disagreement with provision 537, which prohibits federal funds from being used to prevent states from implementing their own laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana. View Full Post
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How to Open an Oregon Recreational Grow Operation – Part 1: Location, Location, Location

By | Canna Law Blog™ | May 22, 2017
Cannabis Production So you’ve set your sights on joining the next generation of Oregon cannabis producers. Congratulations! You’ve identified talented growers, you’ve resolved the intractable indoor vs. outdoor cannabis growing dilemma, you’ve saved up some money, and now you are eager to get your cannabis operation up and running. View Full Post
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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CLIX

By | Canna Law Blog™ | May 20, 2017
Cannabis Marijuana legalization Imagine that. An American politician speaking clearly and reasonably and sensibly about cannabis, or about anything for that matter. Representative Curbelo makes a very good point. From both a business and a legal standpoint, it makes no sense to prohibit legal marijuana businesses from doing business properly and at the same time denying them the same tax deductions as other businesses. View Full Post
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Steve Levine to Present On Mergers & Public Offerings at Recreational CLE

By | Cannabis Law Now | May 19, 2017
Today, May 19, Steve Levine presented at the 5th Annual Recreational CLE Conference. The CLE program covers Weed & the Government: Post Election Outlook. Steve’s presentation specifically covered Mergers and Public Offerings. This event is being held at the Embassy Suites in downtown Denver and brings industry professionals up-to-speed on issues including real estate, employment, intellectual property, mergers and public offerings and ethics. View Full Post
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California Cannabis NIMBYs and Land Use Disputes

By | Canna Law Blog™ | May 19, 2017
Cannabis litigationCalifornia is in the process of transitioning from its gray market of medical cannabis collectives to a full-blown, heavily regulated regime under the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MCRSA“). At the end of April, California dropped more than 200 pages of regulation for retailers, distributors, transporters, manufacturers, and cultivators, and it’s now taking public comment on the initial rules. View Full Post
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The Week in Weed: May 19, 2017

By | The Blunt Truth | May 18, 2017
Welcome back to The Week in Weed, your Friday look at what’s happening in the world of legalized marijuana. Senators from both parties try to ease banking for marijuana businesses (Reuters UK: Financial Services and Real Estate, 18 May 2017) WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) – Republican and Democratic senators on Wednesday renewed their drive to make banking easier for marijuana-based businesses in those U.S. View Full Post
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