Hey, DOJ: Look at Opioids, Not Cannabis

By | Canna Law Blog™ | August 18, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is worried about this country’s “historic drug epidemic and potentially long-term uptick in violent crime.” Because he is so worried, Sessions has spent the past month doing things like: (1) asking his old colleagues for funds to prosecute the War on Drugs, including medical marijuana; (2) writing state Governors with “serious questions” about their local cannabis programs (which letters the states have politely observed are misleading and inaccurate); and (3) disseminating bogus weed statistics far and wide. View Full Post
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The 5 Worst Pieces of Cannabis Legal Advice We’ve Seen in California (from a Much Longer List)

By | Canna Law Blog™ | August 17, 2017
Since moving to Los Angeles, I have non-stop been reviewing the work of other “cannabis attorneys” from all over California that were working for their clients under Proposition 215, and I have to say that far too much of what I’ve seen has disturbed me when it comes to corporate formation, financing, and entity structures. View Full Post
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California Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Webinar: The Video

By | Canna Law Blog™ | August 16, 2017
Last week, three of our California cannabis attorneys gave a one hour presentation on California’s Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA”). Topics discussed included vertical integration, multiple license ownership, major changes between the MAUCRSA and the MCRSA, and what license applicants can expect as rulemaking continues. View Full Post
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California Cannabis: You Asked, We Answer!

By | Canna Law Blog™ | August 15, 2017
California cannabis eventsCalifornia cannabis events. So far, so good. In case you missed it, on June 27, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Medicinal and Adult Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA”). MAUCRSA repealed the Medical Cannabis Regulation Safety and Safety Act (“MCRSA”) while consolidating some of the MCRSA’s provisions with the licensing provisions of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (“AUMA”). View Full Post
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Marijuana Politics in the Near Term

By | Canna Law Blog™ | August 14, 2017
When Bernie Sanders announced he was in favor of removing marijuana from any schedule in the Controlled Substances Act, it was a big deal. He was the first serious presidential candidate in either a general election or a primary to take such a forward-looking stance, and it at least temporarily brought the issue of cannabis legalization to the front of voters’ minds. View Full Post
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States to Feds: Leave Marijuana Alone

By | Canna Law Blog™ | August 11, 2017
On Monday, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) adopted a formal resolution that Congress enable financial institutions to serve marijuana businesses. The most interesting thing about the resolution was its forcefulness: it did not ask Congress to pass a banking bill specific to cannabis, or even to revisit the FinCEN guidelines for financial services. View Full Post
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